Who is Katy Pfaffl?
Voice Teacher * Vocal/Performance Coach * Certified Life Coach * Multi-Instrumentalist * Composer
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 working with the Broadway community for the past 20 years.
Her students include: TV’s Reshma Shetty (Pure Genius/Royal Pains), Stephanie Hsu (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Gabrielle Ruiz (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Dan Amboyer (Younger), Matt Doyle (Gossip Girl), 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 students have appeared in over 30 Broadway shows (and 25 National tours) including Hamilton,
Moulin Rouge, Hadestown, Mean Girls, Frozen, Waitress, Come From Away, Wicked, 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, and Legally Blonde.
Katy also teaches voice and musical theater at the Juilliard School with BT Turkish Music Exchange Summer Program; Broadway Bootcamp in Loveland, CO; and internationally with 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 became a certified Life/Career Coach and became the co-founder of Broadway for Arts Education (BAE), a non-profit organization with a mission to give a voice to the voiceless using arts education to bring compassion, stability, and possibility to children and communities in need in the US and around the world. BAE is widely celebrated for their involvement of the Broadway community in the classroom featuring over 150 performers volunteering their time and talents. Current BAE brings arts education programs to: youth within the Dalit community at the Shanti Bhavan Children’s project in Tamil Nadu, India; disadvantaged and disabled children in Jacmel Haiti at St. Trinity School and Wings of Hope; undeserved youth attending multiple schools within the Urban Assembly School system; youth at the Tomas de Berlanga School in the Galapagos Islands, and LGBTQ+ youth in the Youth Pride Chorus at The Center in downtown Manhattan.