No newcomer to the musical arena, Katie is a classically trained musician and got her professional start in 2014 when she was cast to sing the role of Anna in the world stage premiere of the music from Disney’s “Frozen” with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
However, it wasn’t until 2018 that she began pursuing a Karen Carpenter tribute show. “Growing up, my parents gave me The Carpenters cassette tapes when I was about 9 years old at Christmas. I listened to Karen sing over and over again. I remember sitting with my eyes closed, focusing on the way Karen would sing and that she never missed a note. She taught me how to sing.”
When Katie is not singing her Karen Carpenter tribute show, she is a vocalist for Walt Disney. She has been featured on songs as a Disney Princess sound-alike at Disneyland California, Walt Disney World Orlando, and has been a featured vocalist at Disneyland Paris and Disneyland Tokyo. Katie has been a SAG-AFTRA member since 2017 and has sung background vocals for country music icon, Dolly Parton, for Seth MacFarlane, as well as, Katy Perry.
Katie’s latest project, “We’ve Only Just Begun, A Tribute Karen Carpenter”, released February 7, 2020. Katie and her husband, Donnie, live in Nashville, TN.