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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Katrina Ferguson... Actress Extraordinaire!--Happy Birthday!

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What others have said about her:

"What impressed was her ability in segueing from role to role" 
Alvin Klein – The New York Times

"…making a strong impression is Katrina Ferguson...
who has a marvelous stage precence."

Peter Filichia – Newark Star Ledger

…the spiciest character in the play, Celia, Katrina Ferguson is a real live wire and generates some of the biggest laughs…
it is a delicious pleasure to watch her in such a sassy, sexy role.

Zander Opper, TALKIN’ BROADWAY

"Excellent performance. Katrina Ferguson brings high energy
and finely honed comic sensibilities to the production."

Debra Scacciaferro – The Daily Record

"Amazingly sharp performance…
easily mastering every nuance of the script."

Bob Rose – The Post Star

"Ferguson [has] subtle gestures, facial expressions and a voice
that pours rich, thick cream onto the surface of anything
she wants to coast on. It’s a beautiful performance
right up to the final moments of the play..."

J. Peter Bergman - The Berkshire Eagle

What we said about Katrina in the Masterclass:

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NJ FOOTLIGHTS AWARD for EXCELLENCE
"To say that Katrina Ferguson is magnificent in this role may be an understatement. Whereas Callas conducted a master class for opera students, Ferguson conducts a master class in acting.

She could easily have taken over the role during its Broadway run. This lady owns the WTC's stage for the better part of two hours.
She beautifully captures the spirit and style of the great diva.  She is glamorous...very elegant and highly attractive.


Her mild Greek accent works perfectly in adding to her commanding role of teacher to operatic novices."


Rick Busciglio - NJFootlights.net / Examiner.com



Meet Katrina:

Katrina's first foray into the theatre was at age 7, playing the title role in Rumplestiltskin at Mrs. Watt’s Speech and Drama School in her hometown of Sydney, Australia. She went on to play various Angels; a rollerskating Thumbelina, and appeared in local commercials as well as school and community theatre productions. Katrina attended the Independent Theatre School for Children, and after graduating High School, enrolled in a three-year Conservatory program at Ensemble Studios in Sydney.


After being “discovered” on one of Sydney’s gorgeous beaches, Katrina began a successful modeling career in Australia. Her work took her to the U.S.; Europe; Japan, Hong Kong and the former Soviet Union. Settling in New York City, Katrina resumed her acting career, studying with Sonia Moore, the founder and leader of the American Center for Stanislavsky Theater Art, and George Morrison at The New Actor’s Workshop. Katrina was selected to be part of the inaugural Shakespeare Lab, the professional actor development program at New York’s prestigious Public Theater. 

Katrina has appeared Off-Broadway, and works regularly in regional theatre, performing leading roles in comedies and dramas, both classical and contemporary. She has traveled the U.S. with The National Shakespeare Company, as well as touring  Europe for ten Holiday Seasons with the American Drama Group’s production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

A founding member of The Australia New Zealand Artists’ Alliance (ANZAA) Katrina served as Executive Producer of The Oceania Arts Festival in New York, a five-day festival of Australian and New Zealand performance and visual art, featuring over 30 antipodean artists.

She was awarded Best Actress at the Dorset Theatre Festival for her portrayal of Eleanor of Aquitaine and currently serves on the Women’s Committee at Actors’ Equity.
IMG_0607 Katrina is an avid photographer, cook,   recycler, yoga practioner, consumer of gourmet chocolate. AND wife to actor J.C. Hoyt.
Happy Birthday…November 2nd!

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