Kate Baldwin

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Kate Baldwin
Baldwin in NYC, August 2013
Born Katherine Baldwin
(1975-05-02) May 2, 1975 (age 42)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Singer, actress
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Graham Rowat (2005–present)
Children 1
Baldwin in She Loves Me

Katherine "Kate" Baldwin (born May 2, 1975)[1] is an American actress and singer known for her work in musical theatre.


Born in Evanston, Illinois, Baldwin graduated from Shorewood High School in Shorewood, Wisconsin in 1993, and from the theatre program at Northwestern University in 1997.[2]


Baldwin made her Broadway debut in The Full Monty in 2000, followed by appearances in Thoroughly Modern Millie, "Big Fish the Musical" and Wonderful Town. She frequently performs in regional theater and was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of Nellie Forbush in the 2002 Arena Stage production of South Pacific.[3] Additional credits include The Sound of Music and The Music Man at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri[2][4] and Charlotte in A Little Night Music at Centre Stage in Baltimore.[5] Baldwin played the role of Sharon in the 2009 Encores! staged concert production of Finian's Rainbow. New York Times critic Charles Isherwood called her a "discovery" and praised her performance, noting she sang the role "beautifully... her rich, pure soprano riding the crests of the melodies with ease."[6] She reprised the role in the Broadway revival that brought the Encores production to the St. James Theatre in October 2009. Her performance received positive notices again, as well as a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in Musical.[7][8]

In October 2009, Baldwin released her first solo album, Let's See What Happens, a compilation of songs written by Burton Lane and E. Y. Harburg.[9]

The premiere of the new musical Paradise Found, featured Baldwin in a production co-directed by Harold Prince and Susan Stroman at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London (May 19 - June 26, 2010).[10] The Telegraph reviewer wrote of her performance: "The best performance comes from Kate Baldwin, who is both affecting and a succulent feast for the eye, as Mizzi."[11]

Baldwin appeared in the musical I Do! I Do! at the Westport Country Playhouse (August 10 - September 4, 2010).[12] She appeared at the Dallas Theater Center, in a co-production with the Public Theater, in a new musical version of Giant, with music by Michael John LaChiusa and the book by Sybille Pearson. Performances started on January 18, 2012 in previews and ran through February 19, with direction by Michael Greif.[13] She appeared in the Arena Stage's (Washington, D.C.) production of The Music Man as Marian. Performances ran from May 11, 2012 to July 22.[14]

Baldwin appeared as Sandra K. Bloom in the 2013 Broadway production of Big Fish at the Neil Simon Theatre (September 5 - December 29, 2013).[15] She featured in the Big Fish cast album, which was released February 11, 2014.[16]

Graham Rowat and Kate Baldwin visit Northwood High School, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, as featured guests of ArtSpeak, 2014-04-30.

She appeared Off-Broadway in the Keen Company production of the Andrew Lippa musical John & Jen in February 2015.[17]

In 2017 she began appearing in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! as Irene Molloy, opposite Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce, and Gavin Creel.

Personal life[edit]

She married actor Graham Rowat on October 2, 2005.[2] On April 19, 2011 she gave birth to a son, Colin James.[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2006 Kevin Kline Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical The Sound of Music Nominated
2010 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical Finian's Rainbow Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated
2013 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Giant Nominated
2015 John & Jen Nominated
2017 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical Hello, Dolly! Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Nominated

Additional credits[edit]


  1. ^ https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KK8Y-DKL Date of birth, familysearch.org; accessed May 31, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Brown, Dennis. "Catch Kate Baldwin in St. Louis while you can", riverfronttimes.com, August 3, 2005
  3. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Hi, Bali! Arena Stage's South Pacific Opens Dec. 13 in DC" Playbill.com, December 13, 2002
  4. ^ Lipton, Brian."Kate Baldwin, James Clow, Georgia Engel, et al. Set for St. Louis Muny's Music Man" TheaterMania.com, July 7, 2009
  5. ^ Giuliano, Mike."Theater Review: A Little Night Music" Variety, March 20, 2008
  6. ^ Isherwood, Charles. Reviews The New York Times, March 28, 2009
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew and Hetrick, Adam. "Baldwin, Norton, Fitzgerald and Cooper to Star in Broadway's Finian's Rainbow Revival" Playbill.com, July 16, 2009
  8. ^ Itzkoff, Dave. "Christopher Fitzgerald, Chuck Cooper Join 'Finian's Rainbow' on Broadway", The New York Times, July 16, 2009
  9. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Solo Discs by Baldwin Callaway and Luker On Sale Oct 20 NYC In Store Appearances Planned", playbill.com, October 20, 2009
  10. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Prince and Stroman Unveil New Musical Paradise Found in London May 19" Playbill.com, May 19, 2010
  11. ^ Spencer, Charles." 'Paradise Found' at the Menier Chocolate Factory, review" The Telegraph, 27 May 2010
  12. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Baldwin and Cleale Will Vow I Do! I Do! A Bit Longer at Westport". Playbill.com, August 17, 2010
  13. ^ Hetrick, Adam (January 18, 2012). "New York-Aimed Giant, with Kate Baldwin, Aaron Lazar and P.J. Griffith, Sweeps Into Texas Jan. 18". Playbill. Archived from the original on January 21, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Nehal Joshi, Barbara Tirrell and More Join Burke Moses and Kate Baldwin in DC 'Music Man' " Playbill.com, April 16, 2012
  15. ^ Hetrick, Adam. [1]. Playbill.com, December 29, 2013
  16. ^ Champion, Lindsay. [2] Broadway.com, December 5, 2013
  17. ^ Purcell, Carey. "Conor Ryan and Kate Baldwin Are 'John & Jen' Off-Broadway, Starting Tonight" Playbill, February 10, 2015
  18. ^ Broadway.com Staff (April 20, 2011). "Broadway Couple Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat Welcome Baby Boy". Broadway.com. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  19. ^ Isherwood, Christopher."Review:Opening Doors"The New York Times, October 7, 2004
  20. ^ Isherwood, Charles."Tovah Feldshuh at the Paper Mill: Top o' the Mornin', Dolly!"The New York Times, June 13, 2006
  21. ^ Gans, Andrew."Muny's Seven Brides — with Kate Baldwin and James Clow — Begins Run Aug. 7" playbill.com, August 7, 2006
  22. ^ Gans, Andrew."Chase and Baldwin Play The Pajama Game at the Muny Beginning July 23" playbill.com, July 23, 2007
  23. ^ Jones, Kenneth.Before They Woo in San Francisco's White Christmas, Acting Couple Will Wed" playbill.com, September 23, 2005
  24. ^ Staff."Old chestnut White Christmas heats up Toronto's Sony stage" cbc.ca, November 21, 2007
  25. ^ Gans, Andrew and Jones, Kenneth."She Loves Me, with Ashmanskas and Baldwin, Begins Huntington Run" May 16, 2008
  26. ^ Blank, Matthew."Kate Baldwin Is a Fair Lady at Sacramento Music Circus" playbill.com, August 8, 2008
  27. ^ Gans, Andrew."Kudisch, Baldwin, Noll, Kimball, Racey Explore the Broadway Musicals of 1927 Feb. 22", playbill.com, February 22, 2010

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