"Berlin’s most celebrated voice“ (Vaudeville Variety) returns to Joe’s Pub following her thrilling New York concert debut last year, where she stopped the show with four standing ovations!
Katharine Mehrling is one of Europe’s great leading ladies in musical theatre today, combining witty Berlin charm with Parisienne elegance. 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, she brings the European grand ‘Chanson’ tradition to the cabaret stage — mixing evergreens by Hollaender, Weill, and Piaf with her original compositions, sharing personal and heartbreaking stories from her fascinating life in Berlin that blend both past and present.
An unparalleled singing and acting career that began at the London West End revival of Hair led to numerous starring roles throughout Europe. Katharine has been recognized as one of the greatest interpreters of Edith Piaf’s chansons. She is a five time winner of the Best Actress Award from the Berlin Theatre Association for her portrayal of Judy Garland in End Of The Rainbow, Diana Goodman in Next To Normal, as well as for her performances at the Komische Oper Berlin.
Collaborating with German jazz legend Rolf Kühn, Katharine composed songs for her award winning album Am Rande Der Nacht (At The Edge Of the Night). Katharine Mehrling has credits in film and television in Europe and was featured as a singer in the movie Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise.
This concert is presented by B Sides.
"La Mehrling, the Talent of the century, is a force of nature. Magnificent!" -BZ Berlin
"She penetrates directly into the heart and mind, and even more, into the soul of her audience" -RBB Kultur
“Katharine Mehrling continues the legacy of Piaf“ -Berlin Global