One of the great leading ladies of musical theatre in Europe today. The Berliner Zeitung claimed her voice “is pure magic, smoky and intimate, yet it blows you away” and Radio France International praised, “Katharine Mehrling is a must-see performer”.
Performing an eclectic and intriguing repertoire of songs in her native German, as well as in French and English, Katharine brings us the grand ‘Chanson’ tradition, mixing classic songs by Hollaender, Aznavour and Piaf with less familiar material from the Berlin Jazz Operettas of the Weimar Republic, among others, including her unusual German interpretation of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now“ along with original songs, telling personal and heart-breaking stories from her fascinating life.
Following an unparalleled singing and stage acting career that began in the cast of the London revival of HAIR has lead to principal roles throughout Europe in Irma La Douce, Piaf, Funny Girl, Kiss Me Kate, The Three-Penny Opera, Tell Me On A Sunday, Cabaret and Evita among many others.
Recognized as one of the greatest interpreters of the chansons of Edith Piaf, Katharine is a four time winner of the Best Actress Award from the Berlin Theatre Association for End Of The Rainbow and Next To Normal, as well as for her performances at the Komische Oper Berlin in Arizona Lady, Ball at the Savoy and My Fair Lady.
Together with German Jazz legend Rolf Kühn she wrote the songs for her award winning album Am Rande Der Nacht (On The Edge Of Night).
Katharine Mehrling has worked in television and film in Europe and appeared in Bryan Singer’s film Valkyrie.