Kate Merryman is a soprano originally from the Northern Virginia/DC area. Her performance repertoire includes opera, musical theatre, and concert works. Her most recent roles include Lisette in La Rondine, Belinda in Dido & Aeneas, and Johanna in Sweeney Todd with The Ohio State University Opera and Lyric Theatre. She also sang the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute with Opera Columbus’ “Opera Goes to School” educational program and was in the chorus of Mission: Seraglio this with Opera Columbus.
Other performance credits include Les Misérables (Cosette), Into the Woods (Cinderella), Legally Blonde: The Musical (Elle Woods), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator). She was nominated for a WATCH Award for Best Lead Actress in a musical for her role as the Narrator and also received a Broadwayworld.com nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Local) for her role as Elle Woods. Her concert works include soprano soloist for Fauré’s Requiem with the St. Veronica Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA and soprano soloist for Handel’s Messiah at Bluffton University.
Kate is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a master’s in Vocal Pedagogy, where she served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and was awarded the Margaret Speaks Vocal Scholarship Award.