GET TO KNOW - JEFF KENSMOE and NATALIE COLLINS

JEFF KENSMOE

Jeff Kensmoe has had an extensive performing career singing in opera and musical theatre productions across the United States and around the world. His credits include The Magic Flute, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Einstein on the Beach, Trial by Jury, Street Scene, Killer of Enemies, Camelot, Sayonara, She Loves Me, Phantom, The American Phantom, I Do, I Do, and Bending Toward the Light: A Jazz Nativity. As well, he has been a bass-baritone soloist in masses and oratorios across the United States; his credits include Bloch’s Sacred Service, Stravinsky’s Les Noce, Brahms’ A German Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G and Mass in E Flat, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Handel’s Messiah. He has appeared on television in the Sondheim Gala at Carnegie Hall and in the Guiding Light, and has been a guest artist at the New Zealand and former West German Embassies. He has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Birmingham-Southern College.

NATALIE COLLINS

Natalie is thrilled to be working once again with Carl Peoples for CAT Cabaret! They last collaborated on Central Alabama’s production of A Not So Silent Night in which she served as the choreographer. Other choreography credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Die Fledermaus, Man of La Mancha, Oedipus Rex, Spitfire Grill, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Bye, Bye Birdie. Onstage, Natalie has had an extensive career as a performer, including National Tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator U/S to Debbie Gibson), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), and Oklahoma!, as well as countless regional theatre credits across the United States, including Red Mountain Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! (Donna).She's also been on the CAT Stage in The Bikini's (Jodi) and the staged reading of Sister Women​(Zona).Originally from Georgia, Natalie is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music. Love to Jeff and two awesome kids, Bryn and Aemelia!

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