KATE GOEHRING's work on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in National Tours includes: Harper Pitt in Angels in America (Michael Mayer, director) which earned her an After Dark Award, Miami Carbonell Award, Leon Rabin Award, and Jefferson Nomination in the show's First National Tour; Matthew Lopez’s multi-Tony Award winning The Inheritance on Broadway (Stephen Daldry, director); Lady Bracknell in Central Park in The Importance of Being Earnest (New York Classical); Margaret White in Carrie, A Period Piece for Theatre Couture/PS-22 (with puppets by Basil Twist); and world premieres at Cherry Lane (Jack Serio, director), Page 73, and Rattlestick.
Based in New York City today, Goehring started in Chicago at the Goodman, Wisdom Bridge, Victory Gardens, Body Politic, Next, Court, Northlight, Stage Left, and Bailiwick theaters. Regional world premieres include Tony Kushner’s SLAVS! directed by Lisa Peterson at the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival (winner, Best of the Fest); Emily Mann’s adaptation of The Cherry Orchard at the McCarter; and the Suzy Bass Award-winning Fairy Tale Lives of Russian Girls at the Alliance with Eric Rosen. Other regional work spans Arena Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Intiman Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory, Arkansas Repertory, Cincinnati Playhouse, Milwaukee Repertory, Premiere Stages, five shows at the Huntington Theatre, and others.
Goehring’s first TV show was a blind date with Anthony Edwards on E.R. That didn’t pan out. She married Mark Wing Davies on The Untouchables but blew up in their car. On her first Law & Order, she botched kidnapping a pregnant woman, forcing the late, great Jerry Orbach to be the midwife. Strike three.
It’s been sunnier since with the recent recognition of Best Performance by an Actor at the New York Shorts International Film Festival (Bad Mother, Molly Longwell directing); receiving a Chicago Local Emmy nomination for her work in Jon Logan’s Moment of Rage (Kyle Donnelly directing); starring opposite David Jason in March in Windy City for the BBC; and co-starring on Gossip Girl, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with Jane Lynch, The New Amsterdam with Ryan Eggold, and on Law & Orders/CI/SVU with Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeffrey Donovan, Hugh Dancy, and Mehcad Brooks.
Other recognition includes a Seattle Footlights award and a Broadway World/Raleigh Award for Best Actress in Collected Stories (A Contemporary Theater) and Wit (Carolina Theatre).
Goehring grew up on an island off of Mystic and counts Melville's Moby Dick and the Celtics/Lakers dynasty as driving forces in her evolution as an actor.