Kate is the quintessential leading lady. Born and raised in Peterborough Ontario, she starred in many local productions before moving on to study music and theatre on a larger scale. Kate studied opera at Western University and graduated from Humber College with a Bachelor of Contemporary Music. She has studied under the tutelage of Micah Barnes, Elaine Overholt and Susan Eichorn. Kate is also a vocal graduate from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Her angelic and powerful voice has wowed audiences in such coveted roles as Ariel in the Lower Ossington Theatre production of The Little Mermaid, as Cosette in the Theatre Guild production of Les Miserables and in the iconic role of Maria in The Sound of Music. Her first album, “Something More”, dropped to much acclaim. One review compared to her to the long lost love child of Dolly Parton and the Indigo Girls! She is soulful, yet angelic. Vulnerable, yet powerful. She has graced the stage at Boots & Hearts, has written and performed vocals for national commercials and her YouTube performance videos have garnered more than 50,000 views. Her original song “Pilot Light” is featured in an award winning documentary, “Murphy’s Law”.
As an actress she is versatile and vulnerable. She has studied under such Canadian greats as Linda Kash, Thom Allison, and has shared the stage with veterans of the Stratford and Shaw festivals. Whether singing or acting, her performances resonate with audiences and are unforgettable.
What people are saying about Kate
“As Artistic Director of New Stages, I have had opportunity to witness the work of Kate Suhr and can truthfully say that hers is a unique and inspired talent, remarkable in its ability to express all nuances of humanity in her abilities as singer and actor. Kate is also loved by her fellow artists for her great generosity of spirit and her ability to connect with both audience and fellow performers heightens any theatrical experience graced by her presence.”
~ Randy Read, Artistic Director, New Stages Theatre Company, Peterborough
“I first directed Kate many years ago when she appeared in The Wizard Of Oz as a child. Since then we have both been involved in many productions together and I have watched Kate blossom into a truly wonderful performer. I always enjoy working with Kate because she is always so positive and upbeat. She is not only a wonderful singer but an accomplished actor to boot. When it comes to portraying a character Kate never stops working to make that character real.”
~ Robert Ainsworth, Writer, Director, Actor
“Because it is perfect for so many musical genres, Kate Suhr’s voice defies classification. Whether she is asked to sing a sentimental song from the 1930’s or a number from a modern musical, Kate’s delivery is right on and the audience loves it. But more than her singing, her total commitment to any show she is part of makes working with her a joy for everyone involved. I am certain Kate is headed for stardom!”
~ Beth McMaster, Writer/Producer
“Once in a while a talent like that of Kate Suhr’s bursts on to the stage and fellow performers and audience members alike cannot resist being moved by her performances. She is a true chameleon – one who is able to transition flawlessly between comedy and drama with the ease of a consummate professional. Her vocals are magical, her acting skills innate, and she moves with the grace of a seasoned dancer. She is a delight to work with and her spark is contagious both on and off the stage!”