Kate has played the Stratford Festival, the Shaw Festival, Broadway, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Arts Centre, Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, and many more theatres across this country and beyond.

She has played Shakespeare, Dekker, Shaw, Wilde, Moliere, Brecht, Feydeau, Racine, Coward, Williams, Albee, Stoppard, Brel, Sondheim, Mamet, Atwood, and McDonagh among the work of many more playwrights, composers, and lyricists.

Recently: Recently: Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Elizabeth in Gaslight for The Shaw Festival.

At the Stratford Festival: Kate was seen as Mistress Quickly and Gower in the 2016 Shakespeare history cycle, Breath of Kings. She played the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Golde in Fiddler on the Roof in 2013. Other Stratford highlights include the Widow in Richard Monette’s Taming of the Shrew (1988), Mrs. Mullins in Carousel directed by Brian MacDonald, and the Player Queen in Colm Feore’s Hamlet (1991) directed by David William.


Awards: 2015 Christopher Plummer Award for Excellence in Classical Theatre; 2 Dora Awards (Ratbag, Billy Elliot), Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award (Billy Elliot), 3 Betty Mitchell Awards (Cabaret, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Cosi). Dora Nomination (The Danish Play), Betty Mitchell Nomination (Berlin to Broadway, The Blue Light), Genie Award Nomination (32 Short Films About Glenn Gould).


Elsewhere: Anne-Marie in A Doll’s House Part Two (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/Mirvish); Margaret Thatcher, The Audience (RMTC/Mirvish) Julia Tesman in Hedda Gabler, Necessary Angel; Kathleen in The December Man, National Arts Centre, English Theatre; Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot the Musical (Broadway/Toronto); Eurycleia in The Penelopiad (RSC/NAC); Emma Goldman in Ragtime, Rose in A Man and Some Women (Shaw Festival); Martha in White Christmas (Toronto/St. Paul); Agnete Ottosen in The Danish Play (Nightwood Theatre); Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Candida in Candida, Julia in A Delicate Balance (Theatre Calgary); Maureen in Beauty Queen of Leenane, Leni Riefenstahl in The Blue Light, Ruth in Cosi (Alberta Theatre Projects); Amanda in Private Lives (Globe Theatre); Ismene in Phedre (Soulpepper); Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest, Dorine in Tartuffe (Atlantic Theatre Festival); Donnie in The Cryptogram, Charlotte in The Real Thing (Theatre Junction).

Film/TV: Vicky Lyons in Delia’s Gone, written and directed by Robert Budreau. Rachel Lynde in Anne of Green Gables (YTV); Margot Kay in Saving Hope (CTV); Adele Witham on Bomb Girls (Global/Reelz/ITV); Flashpoint (CTV/CBS) ; Vauneen in The Claim (Revolution Films, directed by Michael Winterbottom); Katherine in Losing Chase (Showtime, directed by Kevin Bacon); Fern in Lives of Girls and Women (CBC); Sophie in Mrs. Winterbourne (directed by Richard Benjamin); Chambermaid in 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (Rhombus Media, directed by Francois Girard)

Training: MA (with Distinction) in Voice Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama.

"A tour de force role and one that hennig... was born to play"

Martin Morrow
FFWD Weekly

2006 Betty Mitchell Award Nomination

The Blue Light

"...powerfully persuasive...
Utterly compelling..."

Kate Taylor
Toronto Star

2003 Dora Award Nomination

The Danish Play

"Hennig Potently conveys a difficult picture of festering resentment & frustration"

Bob Clark
Calgary Herald

2002 Betty Mitchell Award

The Beauty Queen. of Leenane


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