Kate Morgan Chadwick
|Kate Morgan Chadwick|
|Born||Kate Morgan Chadwick
San Diego, California, United States, North America
|Other names||Katie Chadwick|
|Education||Francis Parker School|
|Alma mater||Fordham University|
|Family||Margaret Lee Chadwick (grandmother)
Teddy Chadwick (brother)
Early life and education
Chadwick grew up in La Mesa, California, the youngest of two children (brother Teddy) born to parents Michele West Chadwick and Dr. David Chadwick, and attended the private Francis Parker School in San Diego. As a child, she performed at San Diego Junior Theatre. She continued acting in high school and college and received a bachelor of arts degree in theater performance from Fordham College at Lincoln Center. She also trained at Upright Citizens Brigade, an improvisational and comedy group.
Chadwick toured nationally on Broadway in 2009 in GREASE, co-starring as Frenchy with Taylor Hicks. The play was produced on tour by Paul Nicholas and David Ian. The following year, she performed in the a cappella musical comedy Perfect Harmony at Off-Broadway’s Acorn Theater at Theater Row in New York City.
In 2012, Chadwick played the role of the lovelorn schoolteacher Samantha in Nobody Loves You at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater, which The New York Times called “a delightful chamber musical.” That year she also co-starred as Private Lindsay Skinner in Bad Apples, a rock musical premiere about Abu Ghraib at Circle X Theatre Company in Los Angeles.
In 2013, Chadwick performed the song “Surrender,” accompanied by composer/lyricists Beth Thornley and Rob Cairns, at the 44th Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards show. The following year, she co-wrote and produced the short film Dryve.
Also in 2016, Chadwick co-starred in Echo Theater Company’s world premiere of Sheila Callaghan’s play Bed at the Atwater Village Theatre. Broadway World called it “a funny, sexy and unconventional romance with music.” Jennifer Chambers directed. Also in 2016, she again played Private Skinner in the play Bad Apples, this time at ACT Theatre in Seattle.
In 2017, she starred in an immersive theater production of Amos: A Play With Music at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles. Play reviewer Noah J. Nelson with No Proscenium described it as “a new work by the writing team of Eva Anderson and Michael Cassady set within the world of Ukraine’s EDM scene.”
Chadwick was cast in the lead role as Rebecca for the 2017 world premiere of Part of the Plan, a musical written by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris and featuring the songbook of Dan Fogelberg, at the James K. Polk Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. Chadwick and co-star Harley Jay previewed the play on WTVF‘s “Talk of the Town” show on News Channel 5, Fox’s affiliate in Nashville. Chadwick, along with fellow cast members, also interviewed on tape with Out & About Nashville.
Chadwick received multiple reviews for her performance as Rebecca in the production of Part of the Plan (2017). Out & About Nashville described her portrayal as “a powerful performance” that was “sweet, but incredibly strong.” The Williamson Herald called the character of Rebecca “played brilliantly by Kate Morgan Chadwick,” while Broadway World Nashville described the performance as “played with unyielding grace and authenticity by Kate Morgan Chadwick.”
The Los Angeles Times, in its review of Bed at the Echo Theater Company in Los Angeles, in which Chadwick played the character Holly, called her performance “fiery” and the actors “convincing.” LA Weekly wrote, “Chadwick’s conclusive and full-blooded portrayal of a character that comes off as sort of a charismatic, riot grrrl–reoriented Courtney Love by way of Kathleen Hanna.” On State & Screen wrote, “Chadwick in particular has a magnetic stage presence.”ArtsBeatLA called her portrayal of Holly as “played brilliantly by Kate Morgan Chadwick.”
Theater critic Stephen Fife, writing about the Stage Raw Awards event in May 2017, described Chadwick, who appeared on stage in casual attire to accept her award, as “alive to the comic possibilities of the moment.”
In a review of Bad Apples, LA Weekly wrote that Chadwick’s role as Lindsay Skinner was “outstanding.” Natalie Pace with Huffington Post, in its review ofBad Apples, wrote, “… I found myself close to tears in the third act, when Kate Morgan Chadwick sings, ‘Nothing Sweeter Than Surrender’.” LAist wrote that Chadwick’s “comedic timing is sharp.”
- Named First Night’s Top Ten Outstanding Actresses in a Musical for 2018 of the best in Tennessee theater for her performance in Part of the Plan.
- Named “Leading Female Performance” at Stage Raw awards ceremony on May 15, 2017, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center for her work in The Echo Theater Company’s production of Bed by Sheila Callaghan.
- Winner of the 2002 National Youth Arts Award as Miss Adelaide in San Diego Junior Theatre’s Guys and Dolls production.
- Nominated for 2016 Ovation Award’s “Lead Actress in a Play” for her role in Bed.
- Also for Bed, nominated for “Best Lead Performance” from the 2016 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.
- 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Award nomination in the category “Excellence in Performance in a Musical as a Lead Actor (Female)” for her performance in Bad Apples.
- In 2013, nominated for L.A. Weekly Theater Award’s “Female Musical Performance” for her role in Bad Apples.
- Nominated for 2013 Ovation Award for “Lead Actress in a Musical” for her role as Lindsay Skinner in Bad Apples.
Chadwick lives in Los Angeles with husband Clayton Apgar. She is the granddaughter of Margaret Lee Chadwick and Cmdr. Joseph Chadwick, founders of Chadwick School on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County.
|2017||Plea||Jill Sandy||Joseph Oppenheimer||Short film|
|2016||Rated||Julie||John Fortson||Short film|
|2016||Hail, Caesar||Departing Woman||Ethan Coen, Joel Coen|
|2014||Rojas and Retribution||Principle role||Daniel Porter||Short film|
|2013||Imprints||Sarah||Anthony Sellitti||Short film|
|2017||The Young and the Restless||Betsy||#1.11125|
|2014||Major Crimes||Katherine ‘Kiki’ Weinberger||“Cutting Loose”|
|2013||Jules and Jess||Melissa||“The Dating Game”|
|2012||Happy Endings||Waitress||“Cocktails & Dreams”|
|2011–12||Whatever, the Series||Mickey||5 episodes|
|2006-07||Mamma Mia!||Ali||Las Vegas production at Mandalay Bay|
|2010||The Butcherhouse Chronicles||Honey||Off-Broadway|
|2010||Perfect Harmony||Mickey D||Theatre Row, New York|
|2010||Stupid Kids||Judy||The Red Room, New York|
|2010||The History of Tears||Veronika/Lotte||Theatre Row, New York|
|2010||The American Dream||Mrs. Barker||Arthur Saleen Theatre, New York|
|2012||Bad Apples||Private Lindsay Skinner||Circle X Theatre, Los Angeles|
|2012||Nobody Loves You||Samantha, Bonnie||Old Globe Theater, San Diego|
|2016||Bed||Holly||Atwater Village Theatre, Los Angeles|
|2012||Bad Apples||Lindsay||Circle X Theatre, Los Angeles|
|2017||Part of the Plan||Rebecca (lead)||James K. Polk Theatre, Nashville|
|2017||Amos: A Play With Music||Viktor’s muse (lead)||Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles|