Nickname: "Spiritual Sandy"
Occupation: Arts & Crafts Teacher
Hometown: Tigard, OR
Audition City: New York
Vocal: 4 years
Dance: 13 years of tap, jazz and ballet
Acting: 4 years - BA in Theatre Performance from Marymount Manhattan College.
FUN FACTS: Kathleen's guilty pleasure is her Britney Spears: Live in Vegas DVD. Britney was the hot thing when Kathleen was dancing in high school and she's a huge fan. She hopes for Britney's comeback and would love to run into her while training and rehearsing for Grease. She is a Pisces.
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|Kathleen was born in Germany, but her family moved to Oregon while she was still a baby. Though she had no memories of her time there, she always felt a longing for it and ended up going as an exchange student when she was in high school. Her big sister, Sarah, is a big driving force in Kathleen's life and it's because of Sarah that Kathleen started performing in the first place. Sarah was a dancer and like any normal little sister who worships her big sis, Kathleen copied her.
Kathleen loves romantic comedies, Christian Bale and hates when people step on the back of her feet.
Though Kathleen's dream her whole life has been to be a Broadway star, she met the man she wanted to marry right after college. Frank and Kathleen were introduced at Christian City Church - Manhattan (C3M) by mutual friends (and pastors of the church). Kathleen now is a worship leader (she says it's like the band leader) at C3M. She says for the first time her priorities shifted and while the dream for Broadway was just as big, marrying Frank had become bigger and more important. Although she puts her marriage first, Kathleen refuses to give up on her dream to star on Broadway and Frank is very supportive.
Kathleen says that family and friends were so doubtful of her at one point that she made a goal between herself and god that within a year of getting married she would either be on Broadway or "have a major gig happening." The day after her one year anniversary she was on a plane to Los Angeles for Grease Academy!
So far Grease has been a difficult experience for Kathleen, but said that everyone has become a big family. She knows this will mean a big change in her life and she's hoping she can juggle this along with her personal life. Kathleen says, "I know I'm not as prepared as I think I am. Really I'm thinking about the here and now…so I can keep focused."
What genre of movies do you enjoy? Romantic comedies, movie musicals ("Newsies"), mysteries and history ("Saving Private Ryan")
Favorite TV show(s): Will & Grace, Everybody Loves Raymond and Entourage
Favorite Actor(s): Jude Law and Christian Bale
Favorite Actress(es): Reese Witherspoon, Rachel McAdams and Bette Midler
Favorite Singer(s): Mariah Carey, "I like the voices of female country singers."
Favorite Band(s): Aerosmith
Favorite Foods: "If I could eat any meal ever it would be baked tortellini and carrot salad like what I ate in Germany with my host mom. I also love seafood (any type). My mom makes a lot of great German dishes."
Favorite Musical(s): Newsies, 42nd Street, Wicked, The Last Five Years, Rent and Miss Saigon.
Favorite Color: Red