Biography

Hailed as ‘a must see!’ (L.A. Times) and ‘absolutely hilarious’ (Time Out) with ‘a voice to die for’ (Aussie Theatre), Catherine is a multi award-winning artist and one of the world’s most in-demand entertainers, most recently picking up the gong for Best Cabaret Show in the 2021 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Fringe Awards.

Catherine headlines the world’s most prestigious Arts Festivals including Sydney Festival and Adelaide Cabaret Festival and was the feature artist at the 2020 TEDx Sydney Virtual Summit hosting viewers from all across the globe. As an MC, Catherine’s clients include Apple, Mercedes Benz, Optus, Grant Burge, Special Olympics Australia and Clubs NSW.

In 2018 Catherine made her triumphant USA and Sydney Opera House debut in her most famous role as The Divine Miss Bette, her international touring production channelling Bette Midler, winning her the Best Cabaret Production in the 2018 Broadway World Awards.

Her theatre credits include 30 Something with Phil Scott, her Sydney Theatre Award nominated cabaret Cathartic, the Australian premiere of off-Broadway cult hit 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche, the award-winning cabaret Go Your Own Way: The Story of Christine McVie and Glen Street Theatre’s Cabaret In The Glen Festival in the role as Artistic Director.

​A passionate fundraiser, Catherine has produced multiple campaigns including From Sydney With Love at Sydney Town Hall raising over $70,000 for the victims and families of the Orlando shootings, In 2012 she produced Floodlight raising over $20,000 for the victims of the devastating QLD floods.

In response to COVID-19, Catherine and a team of Sydney creatives launched The Reservoir Room, a virtual venue from Paddington Town Hall for a five week season, live-streaming a brand new variety show called Friday Night Live (directed by Ted Robinson and co-hosted with Rodger Corser) and Saturday evening cabaret and live music hours. This project kept over 45 of Sydney’s live entertainment industry workers employed.

FNL made it’s world premiere at the 2021 Festival of Voices in Tasmania and will be touring Australia in the coming months.

Catherine launched her first production company Tenacious C Presents in 2016 and in 2020 launched Roadcase Presents with her business partner Ted Robinson of Good News Week.

Catherine is a proud Kawai and Epilepsy Australia Ambassador.