Praised for her captivating and affecting portrayals in genres ranging from opera, to musical theater, jazz, and pop throughout the United States and abroad, soprano Katherine Henly is quickly becoming known as a crossover artist to watch.
Based in New York, she has performed with LA Opera, Washington National Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Charlottesville Opera (formerly Ash Lawn Opera), Virginia Opera, The New York Musical Theatre Festival, The New York International Fringe Festival, The O’Neill National Music Theater Conference, and at The Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman. She has spent her summers a young artist with Utah Festival Opera, Charlottesville Opera, and The Glimmerglass Festival.
As a soloist, Ms. Henly has performed with Utah Lyric Opera, Utah Valley Symphony Orchestra, The Ramsey Wind Symphony, Palisades Virtuosi, Worcester Symphony Orchestra, in concert at Mechanics Hall and Carnegie Hall, and as a Semi-Finalist in the 2017 American Traditions Competition held in Savannah, Georgia.
A versatile performer in the crossover genre, she made her off-Broadway debut as Elsa in Sheldon Harnick’s musical Dragons at The York Theatre Company, and can be heard on the studio recording with Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris.
Ms. Henly’s 2017-2018 season saw her performing as a Semi-Finalist in The American Traditions Competition in Savannah, Georgia. In the fall of 2017 she performed in Linked Dance Theatre’s acclaimed and extended immersive, site-specific production of Like Real People Do, and the premiere of Season 2 of the Amazon series, The Other F Word, in which Katherine appears in episode 4.
In January she performed as Sheep #1/Corporal in Francesca Zambello’s sold out, extended LA Opera production of Candide with Kelsey Grammer, Christine Ebersole, Erin Morley, and Jack Swanson. In the spring of 2018 she reprised her roles of Sheep #1/Corporal in Candide, this time with the Washington National Opera at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with Denyce Graves, Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc.
This past summer Ms. Henly made her role debut as Barbarina and covered Susanna in David Paul’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro with Charlottesville Opera. Later in the season she performed the role of Rapunzel and covered Cinderella in Raymond Zilberberg’s production of Into the Woods, also with Charlottesville Opera.
She is a graduate of Ithaca College (B.M.) and Brigham Young University (M.M.).