Kate Wetherhead

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Kate Wetherhead
BornSeptember 10[1]
Alma materWesleyan University
Circle in the Square Theatre School
OccupationActress, singer, writer, director, television producer
Years active2002–present
Notable work
Submissions Only
Legally Blonde The Musical
Spouse(s)Jeff Croiter

Kate Wetherhead is an American stage and television actress, known for her work in Legally Blonde and Submissions Only.

Early life and education[edit]

Kate was born in Burlington, Vermont to Christine and Arnold Wetherhead. She began acting at age six, and writing at seven. Wetherhead found her love for theatre after seeing a local production of West Side Story. She appeared in several shows at the University of Vermont, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Miracle Worker. She has an English degree from Wesleyan University and a theatre degree from Circle in the Square Theatre School. She occasionally teaches acting masterclasses.


Wetherhead began her career in children's theatre, appearing off-Broadway in Sarah, Plain and Tall, Tatjana in Color, Summer of the Swans, and Cam Jansen, as well as touring with A Christmas Carol. She made her Broadway debut in 2005 as the understudy for Olive Ostrovsky, Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, and Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She left the show after a year and returned to children's theatre with the off-Broadway revival of Sarah, Plain and Tall. She also starred in the first ever equity production of Dear Edwina. She returned to Broadway in 2007 as Kate and Chutney in Legally Blonde. She left the show in 2008, and starred as Deb in Ordinary Days off-Broadway. In 2010, she met Andrew Keenan-Bolger in a regional production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, and after appearing in several of his vlog posts, she was told the two should make a web series. The two created the show Submissions Only, with Wetherhead playing leading lady Penny Reilly. In 2012 she returned to the off-Broadway stage in The Other Josh Cohen, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Submissions Only ended its third and final season in 2014. In 2015, Wetherhead began played Jane in Joe DiPietro's play Clever Little Lies off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre, a role she had created in the original George Street Playhouse production. The production was a limited run, and closed in March 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Wetherhead is married to lighting designer Jeff Croiter.[2]


Year Show Role Notes
2002 Sarah, Plain and Tall Anna off-Broadway
A Christmas Carol Unknown Tour
2003 Tatjana in Color off-Broadway
Summer of the Swans Sara off-Broadway, July 23 – August 23, 2003
2004 Cam Jansen and the Curse of the Emerald Elephant Cam Jansen off-Broadway, November 12–28, 2004
2005 The Spitfire Grill Unknown Skylight Opera Theatre
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee understudy for Olive Ostrovsky, Marcy Park, Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre Broadway, 2005–2006[3]
2006 Sarah, Plain and Tall Anna off-Broadway
Dear Edwina Edwina Spoonapple Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
2007 Legally Blonde Chutney/Kate Broadway, April 3, 2007 – February 25, 2008[3]
2008 Almost, Maine Various St. Michael's Playhouse, July 2008
Steel Magnolias Unknown Paper Mill Playhouse
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Jane Goodspeed Musicals, December 7, 2008 – January 4, 2009
2009 Ordinary Days Deb off-Broadway[4]
2010 James and the Giant Peach unknown Goodspeed Musicals
It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman Dallas Theater Center[3]
2011 Cabaret Sally Bowles Dallas Theater Center, April 22 – May 22, 2011
2012 The Other Josh Cohen Unknown off-Broadway, October 10 – November 11, 2012
2013 Clever Little Lies Jane George Street Playhouse, November 19 – December 22, 2013
2014 The Other Josh Cohen Unknown Paper Mill Playhouse, February 19 – March 15, 2014
The Heidi Chronicles Heidi Holland Guthrie Theatre
2015 Clever Little Lies Jane Westside Theatre, October 13, 2015 – March 20, 2016[5]
2016 God Bless Your, Mr. Rosewater Company Encores! Off-Center, July 27–30, 2016[6]
2017 Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show Unknown New Hope Playhouse


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Legally Blonde: The Musical Kate/Chutney Filmed stage production
2010–2014 Submissions Only Penny Reilly 22 episodes; also producer, writer, and director
2012 The Big C Mousse Girl 1 episode
2015 Serial: The TV Show Sarah Koenig Short; also writer and director
2016 The Ceiling Fan Woman Short; also writer and director


Release Title Notes
Feb. 2015 Jack and Louisa: Act 1 with Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Feb. 2016 Jack and Louisa: Act 2 with Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Feb. 2017 Jack and Louisa: Act 3 with Andrew Keenan-Bolger


Year Title # of shows Notes
2014 Submissions Only Live at 54 Below 1 Sang in "More of You", "Steal Away", "Uh Oh", "I Got a Reading", "Where I'm Supposed to Be", and "Nobody Does Mean Like Me"; also introduced "Chin in My Hands" and "Why Must the Show Go On"


Year Title Notes
2007 Legally Blonde: The Musical (original Broadway cast recording) Featured vocals
2010 Ordinary Days (original cast recording) Sang multiple solos, including "Don't Want To Be Here"
2015 Submissions Only (Original Soundtrack) Sang "Where I'm Supposed to Be"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2007 Actors' Equity Association Award Outstanding Broadway Chorus Legally Blonde Won
2013 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical The Other Josh Cohen Nominated


  1. ^ Kate Wetherhead, Playbill
  2. ^ Broadway lighting designer Jeff Croiter and his wife, actress Kate Wetherhead, broadway.com
  3. ^ a b c "Broadway on the Web: Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead Take Submissions Only in Theatrical Web Series". Playbill. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Kate Wetherhead Theatre Credits". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Clever Little Lies, Westside Theatre
  6. ^ "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater", Encores!

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