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CATHY BELIEVES IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!

After a dream career in magazine publishing, where she was at the top of the mastheads of magazines such as McCall’s, Seventeen, Country Living, Rosie, and many others, Cathy Cavender decided to return to singing and acting, earlier loves her busy career didn’t allow for.  Flash forward just a few years later and so much has happened!

 

Cathy has been cast in musicals in Connecticut and NYC, acted in dramas off-off Broadway, sung in cabaret showcases all over NYC, and appeared in dozens of film projects (often playing “Mom”). 

 

Favorite roles include Nana in Tuck Everlasting at the White Plains Performing Arts Center's Stage Two, and Ma Strong in Urinetown with the Village Light Opera Group.  During the pandemic, she was busy at home with multiple Zoom readings with Chaos Theatre Collective and several rewarding performances with Playzoomers, among other virtual projects.

 

Cathy has studied at HB Studios, Actors ConnectionT. Schreiber Studios, and Bova Actors WorkshopCurrently, her wonderful teachers are Andrea Green (voice), Mary Workman (acting and voiceover) and Jill Kenney (basic tap). 

 

Cathy lives in Connecticut with her husband and her cat Bibi Tanga.  She gardens, plays tennis, practices yoga, cooks, and loves to travel. But most importantly, she is thrilled to be getting back on stage and on set.

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STATS

Just Another Week  |  Hofstra University

Guidance Counselor

Affliction  |  NYU Film

Judge McCabe

What Made You Who You Are  |  NYU Film

Older Gloria

Evil Lives Here, "I Will Always Be Scared of Him"  |  Investigation Discovery

Older Deborah

“Time On Your Hands”  |  “Do Your Best” Web Series

Elaine (Mom)

Grave Secrets, “Secret Vows”  |  Investigation Discovery

Melody

The Old Place  |  NYU Film

Ida

Godmother Death  |  Pratt Institute

Godmother Death

Blue Devils  |  Independent Film

Sebastian's Mother

Dreamers  |  Independent Film

Anna

Black Box  |  Sacred Heart University

Mom

Living the Dream  |  New York Film Academy

Psychiatrist

Mars Marr  |  NYU Film

Beth Marr

Valley High  |  IndieWorks Theatre Company

Jury Forewoman

The Truth About Meeting Women  |  Paul Gale Comedy

Mom

Height: 5’4”

Eye color: Brown

Voice: Mezzo-soprano (low A to F above high C)

Musical Theater  |  Kimberly Vaughn, Cheryl Stern

Voice  |  Andrea Green

Acting  |  Mary Workman

Basic Tap  |  Jill Kenney

Voice & Piano  |  The Peabody Conservatory

B.A. in English  |  Douglass College, Rutgers University

Accents: Southern; Cockney, British RP

Sight Reading

Piano

Yoga

Tennis

Valid Driver's License

The Sound of Music | Musicals at Richter, Danbury, CT

Sister Margaretta

Triangle Cruise | The Cutting Room

New Age Mystic

The Divas | Ridgefield Theater Barn

Olivia Trent

Tuck Everlasting  |  White Plains PAC, Stage 2

Nana

Shakespeare In Love  |  Curtain Call, Stamford, CT

Mistress Quickly, Madrigal

Unaffordably Unhealthy |  The Tank, NYC

Featured Monologist

Insanity in the City  |  New York Theater Festival

Danielle Van Holden

Into the Woods  |  Musicals at Richter, Danbury, CT

Cinderella's Mother

Urinetown  |  Village Light Opera Group, NYC

Josephine Strong

The Family Table  |  Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Teri

Ragtime  |  Village Light Opera Group, NYC

Ensemble

Anything Goes  |  Village Light Opera Group, NYC

Ensemble

Follies  |  Curtain Call, Stamford, CT

Ensemble

Meet Me In St. Louis  |  Curtain Call, Stamford, CT

Ensemble

A Sketch of New York (Comedy)  |  The Producers Club

Ensemble

How To Survive Being in a Shakespeare Play  |  Alpha NYC

Narrator #2

Miles To Sleep, Before I Go  |  Potomac Playmakers

Lizzie Leister

Imitation of Life  |  Incarn Live Virtual Theater

Lora

Rent-a-Meemaw  |  Playzoomers

Meemaw

Sharon's Play | Playzoomers

Vera

Talk! Talk! Talk! | Playzoomers

Whistler's Mother

I'm Herbert | Playzoomers

Muriel

Various Readings  |  Chaos Theatre Collective

Various Roles

Walpurgisnacht | The Garden of Voices

Vicky

Bill and Mary's Pandemic | The Garden of Voices

Mary

Joan and Nancy  |  Primary Stages Audio Drama

Nancy

The Shadow Radio Plays  |  Chaos Theatre Collective

Announcer, General

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

SPECIAL SKILLS

DIGITAL THEATER

THEATER

VOICEOVER

CABARET & OTHER

Connecticut Yuletide Carolers | MiLo Productions

Caroler

Kimberly Vaughn & Justin Boccito's

Broadway Performance Project

Featured Soloist

Cabarets | Don't Tell Mama, The Duplex, West End, Magnolia Room

Featured Soloist