Katie Griffith is an actor-singer-dancer based in New York City and a recent graduate of Penn State University. She has performed in regional theatres across the country and extensively in new works.
Originally from Seattle, WA, Katie began working consistently from a young age in some of Seattle's top professional houses, including 5th Avenue Theatre, Harlequin, and Village Theatre. Her childhood was often spent in the rehearsal room amidst writers with new works in various stages of development, leading her to most notably star as punk-rock teen rebel Sweetie in the world premiere of the new musical The Tutor at Village Theatre.
In addition to theatre, Katie also grew up avidly pursuing dance. She danced competitively in hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary before joining ballet company MK Ballet where she trained under former Tokyo Ballet soloist, Michiko Black. She continued her dance training at Westlake Dance Center, focusing on West Coast commercial dance style.
In recent years, Katie moved to the east coast, first by way of Penn State. While earning her BFA in Musical Theatre, she continued her involvement in new works starring as badass rebel Sheila Nail in the first production of Joe Iconis' Love In Hate Nation and developing the character of dying rock goddess Queen DeeDee in Kirsten Childs' new musical The Lucky Boy. She also returned to Seattle to star as the timid, ingénue-turned-zombie-fighter Mercy Rider in both the reading and developmental production of ZM, a new musical by the Tony Award-winning writers of Urinetown Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann.
Katie has performed across the country at theatres such as Music Theatre Wichita, North Shore Music Theatre, New London Barn Playhouse, and The Muny. She now lives in New York City where she is a represented by DGRW and made her NYC debut in J2 Spotlight Company's production of Seesaw Off-Broadway at Theatre Row.
In her spare time, you will most likely find Katie choreographing, playing piano, eating a PB&J, and/or willingly making a fool of herself for others' enjoyment.