WHO IS KATY PFAFFL?
Voice & Acting Teacher * Vocal/Performance Coach * Certified Life Coach / Transformational Life Coach/ Career Coach
Multi-Instrumentalist * Composer / Arranger / Writer * Owner of Katy Pfaffl Studio LLC *
Co-President of Liilaa Records Studio LLC * President of Vrialto Inc.
Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Broadway for Arts Education (BAE) Non-Profit Organization
Katy Pfaffl, (voice/music teacher, multi-instrumentalist, composer), attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) for Musical Theater. In addition to performing on Broadway originating the role of 'Song Woman' in the Tony Award-winning production of War Horse at Lincoln Center, Katy has released six celebrated albums of original music as vocal/piano/guitar/violin powerhouse Mighty Kate; composed and music directed two original musicals in NYC; and continues to compose and arrange for film and TV. Katy is also a coveted private voice teacher/vocal performance coach and certified Life Coach/Career Coach/Transformational Life coach to the Broadway and Performing community for the past 22 years. Her past and current students include Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Tony Winner Matt Doyle (Gossip Girl), Reshma Shetty (Pure Genius/Royal Pains), Gabrielle Ruiz (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Dan Amboyer (Younger), Tracee Chimo (Orange is the New Black / Madame Secretary), Tiffany Mann (Rise), as well as Broadway sensations Jenn Gambatese, Jen Cody, Kelli Barrett, Jon Rua and many more...
Katy's has worked with students in 40+ Broadway shows (and National tours) including Hamilton, Moulin Rouge, Hadestown, Leopoldstadt, Beetlejuice, Phantom of the Opera, Mean Girls, Frozen, Waitress, Come From Away, Wicked, The Lehman Trilogy, Paradise Square, Mr. Saturday Night, My Fair Lady, The Book of Mormon, Sponge Bob the Musical, Pretty Women, Be More Chill, Kinky Boots, Getting the Band Back Together, Aladdin, American Psycho, Fun Home, On Your Feet, Tuck Everlasting, Dr. Zhivago, Once, Side Show, Violet, War Horse, Evita, Spiderman, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Hands on a Hard Body, American Idiot, In the Heights, West Side Story, Rent, Hair, Shrek, Tarzan, 13, South Pacific, Grease, Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, and upcoming Broadway productions of Back to the Future, New York, New York and more!
Katy has also taught voice and musical theater programs and masterclasses at Juilliard School with the BT Turkish Music Exchange Summer Program; Broadway Dance Center, Pro-Semester, NYC; Broadway Bootcamp in Loveland, CO; University of Cincinnati (CCM); American University; Middlebury College; University of Colorado (Colorado Springs); and internationally with BT Muzik (Istanbul/Bodrum, Turkey); Dream Box Arts (Shenzhen, China); Broadway in Japan (Tokyo, Japan); Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project (Tamil Nadu, India); and Nkosi's Haven (Johannesburg, South Africa).
In 2016 Katy Co-Founded Broadway for Arts Education (BAE), a nonprofit organization that uses arts education to dismantle systemic barriers to success for underserved youth. Partnering with the Broadway community and schools around the world, BAE brings a culturally responsive and decolonized approach to arts education. BAE is widely celebrated for its involvement of the Broadway community in the classroom featuring over 150 performers volunteering their time and talents. Current BAE brings arts education programs to underserved and disadvantaged youth in NYC, India, Haiti, and the Galapagos Islands serving over 700+ youth in the US and around the world.