One of Broadway’s brightest young stars, Catherine Walker is most recently starred on Broadway in the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER as Phoebe D’Ysquith.
Miss Walker made her New York debut in the original Broadway cast of Disney’s musical hit, MARY POPPINS and became Broadway’s second Mary, flying over the heads and into the hearts of New York audiences for over 100 performances. She left that production to become part of the original cast of the highly acclaimed Broadway revival of RAGTIME.
Catherine travels nationally, representing Walt Disney Productions as their guest soloist with major national orchestras. Her other American concert appearances include THE MARC BLITZSTEIN tribute at Washington’s Kennedy Center, A TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN SONDHEIM with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, THE MUSIC OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, (with the composer of Broadway’s WICKED), for New York’s Andrew Carnegie Society – BROADWAY ON BROADWAY IN TIMES SQUARE and most recently, at the National Library of Congress singing the songs of her Tony nominated friend, composer-lyricist of A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER Steven Lutvak. Earlier this year, she made her cabaret debut at New York’s 54 BELOW Supper Club.
Miss Walker has starred in numerous productions in major theaters all across America. Among them; Christine in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Julie Jordan in, CAROUSEL, Magnolia in SHOW BOAT, Fiona in BRIGADOON, Gypsy in GYPSY and Maria Von Trapp In THE SOUND OF MUSIC for which she won the prestigious Carbonell Award as Best Actress in a Musical.
Her television appearances include THE VIEW, THE TODAY SHOW, PHILADELPHIA’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE (as Mary Poppins), MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE (three times), & THE WALT DISNEY WORLD CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE (again as Mary Poppins).
She can be heard on the Original Broadway Cast recordings of A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER and MARY POPPINS, as well as a soloist on this year’s CAROLS FOR A CURE album (Volume 17) benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.
She and her husband, stage and film actor, Jacques Mitchell are the proud parents of Miss Lady Walker-Mitchell, a three-year-old King Charles Spaniel. The three of them reside in an apartment overlooking the skyline of Manhattan.
A native of Lancaster, PA, Miss Walker earned her BFA in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University
She is very proud that The Catherine Walker Award has been established at her alma matter, Lancaster Catholic High School and is presented annually to a deserving graduating senior with dreams of Broadway.