Katie Thompson's powerful voice has been compared to the strength of Aretha Franklin's. She brings a current and unique style to the blues/R&B/soul music world. Plus, her favorite music is anything motown. Katie is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church).
Katie was raised in Provo, Utah, but currently resides in New York City. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California, where she studied acting and wrote music. Katie played Connie Lou in Michael McLean's "The Forgotten Carols," immediately drawing adoring fans. She went on to play Sariah in "The Ark", The Narrator in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", Female Singer in "Stand Up Shakespeare", and '36' in the stage reading of "Piece" during the NAMT festival. While living and working in NYC, she has had the opportunity to perform in "Broadway's Acoustic Soul", "Diva's Live", and "Monday Night's New Vioces", at The Duplex and The Laurie Beechman Theater.
Katie has released 2 albums, "What I've Done Right" in 2001 and "KT Live" in 2006.
Katie co-wrote a production entitled "R.R.R.E.D" (The Real Redheaded Revolutionary Evolutionary Defiance), and played Vashti in the musical "Giant", April 28 - May 31, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia, at the Signature MAX Theater.
AWARDS: LA Weekly Theater Awards: Best Musical Performance nomination, Best Musical Director nomination; Indie Award nomination for "Connie Lou's Christmas"; Pearl Award nomination for "Safe Harbors."
Katie has an album soon to be released, called "Private Page," and her singing has recently been featured on So You Think You Can Dance.
- "As often happens with singers new on the 'scene', there is often an attempt to identify them with other main stream artists; this is impossible to do with Katie. This songstress carves out her own unique niche audibly and visually with a combination of verve and passion that captivates her listeners."
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