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Reinders' Broadway debut was in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a swing and understudy for characters Amy Lawrence and Becky Thatcher. She next joined the 2002 Broadway revival of Into the Woods as an understudy for Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Milky White, and Rapunzel. Her first starring role was in the 2003 revival of Gypsy as June; she went on to play Caroline in the 2005 jukebox musical Good Vibrations.

Reinders played Glinda in the 2005 Chicago production of Wicked, alongside Ana Gasteyer as Elphaba; for this role, she received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for Best Actress in a Principal Role. She and Gasteyer finished their runs in the Chicago company on January 22, 2006. On May 30, 2006 Reinders replaced Megan Hilty as Glinda in the Broadway production. While playing this role she performed "Popular" in a Daily Double about Wicked on an all-celebrity episode of Jeopardy!. TV personality Nancy Grace gave the correct question. Reinders ended her run on January 7, 2007, along with former Chicago co-star Ana Gasteyer.

Reinders performed in the show Party Come Here, which ran as part of the Williamstown Theatre Festival from July 25 through August 5, 2007. She appeared in the play The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero at the Off-Broadway DR2 Theater in 2007.

Reinders was also a member of the band Tastiskank, along with Sarah Litzsinger. Reinders and Litzsinger co-starred opposite Constantine Maroulis in an independent TV pilot called Teachers. She also had a recurring role as Ginger on the third season of the television series Ugly Betty. Reinders starred as a regular character, "Paula Morgan", on the Lifetime series Sherri starring former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd. The show premiered on October 5, 2009.

Reinders returned to the Gershwin Theatre on October 27, 2008, and took part in The Yellow Brick Road Not Taken, a selection of scenes and songs cut from early drafts of the musical Wicked.

Reinders appears in the Mohegan Sun commercial "Everyone's Invited", singing to the tune of the Rick James song "Super Freak" alongside former Wicked co-star Saycon Sengbloh. She appears in the concert revue For The Record: Baz Luhrmann in Los Angeles, presented by ROCKLA for Show at Barre. It opened February 12, 2011, and closed June 30, 2011, with Jenna Leigh Green, Arielle Jacobs, and Tracie Thoms. Reinders voices the character Jezebel in the video game Saints Row: Gat out of Hell.

Reinders originated the role of Portia in the Broadway musical comedy Something Rotten!, which opened April 22, 2015, at the St. James Theatre. Her last performance was on July 16, 2016.

Reinders was seen recently on Broadway as the standby for Corky in Meteor Shower.

It was announced on October 8, 2018, that Reinders would assume the role of Cynthia Weil in the Broadway production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, replacing Kara Lindsay on October 19. As of 2019, she has been portraying Miss Jenn in the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

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Original Broadway Production, 2015

Original Broadway Production, 2014
Cynthia Weil [Replacement]

Chicago Production, 2005

Original Broadway Production, 2005

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Glinda [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 2003

Broadway Revival, 2002
Cinderella (Understudy)

Little Red Riding Hood (Understudy)

Milky White (Understudy)

Rapunzel (Understudy)

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival (Pre-Broadway), 2002
Snow White

Original Broadway Production, 2001
Performer (Swing)

Amy Lawrence/Becky Thatcher (Understudy) [Replacement]

Amy Lawrence (Understudy)

Becky Thatcher (Understudy)

Kate Reinders Movies

While You Were Sleeping
[ 1995 ] Beth
[ 2004 ] Female Student #1
[ 2011 ] Mary
Grudge Match
[ 2013 ] Groupie in Bar
[ 2014 ] Alex
Such Good People
[ 2014 ] Chloe Jones
Russell Madness
[ 2015 ] Colleen

Kate Reinders TV Shows

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Miss Jenn
Work It

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From Hannah Waddingham's new Christmas special to classics like The Muppet Christmas Carol, see which holiday streaming titles are sure to bring any Broadway fan some extra merriment this year. Check out our complete guide to what Broadway fans should be streaming this holiday season on Netflix, Peacock, Disney+, and more now!

Video: WICKED Alumni Come Out to Celebrate 20 Years of Green (and Pink)

Since Wicked opened on Broadway in 2003, 25 women have taken the stage as Elphaba, and 19 more have portrayed Glinda- and those figures don't even include the many understudies and standbys who have also covered the beloved roles. Many of those women were on hand Monday night as the show celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Photos: Inside the Star-Studded After Party For WICKED's 20th Anniversary

Broadway's best gathered to celebrate Wicked's 20 epic years on Broadway on Monday night, a milestone that only three other shows have ever achieved.  BroadwayWorld was there for the big night, as well as the star-studded after party. Check out photos from the party here!

Photos: See Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa & More on the Red Carpet at WICKED's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth reunite at the special WICKED 20th Anniversary Celebration. Get a look at the photos of the original Broadway stars on the red carpet!

David Alpert, Kate Reinders & Paul Gordon to Bring New Children's Musical to Muskegon Civic Theatre

Muskegon Civic Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of 'Runaway Princess,' a new children's musical. Join us for an enchanting adventure filled with memorable characters and valuable life lessons. Don't miss this exciting production at Muskegon Civic Theatre. Get your tickets now!

Interview: Julia Lester on Returning to HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Following Her INTO THE WOODS Tony Nomination

Julia Lester tells all on making her Broadway debut with her Tony nominated performance in Into the Woods to returning home for the final season of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series. In the video, Lester looks forward to starring in the Off-Broadway production of I Can Get It For You Wholesale, in a role originated by Barbra Streisand.

Interview: Frankie Rodriguez & Dara Reneé Reveal Their Favorite HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES Performances

This season on High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, the students of East High will be joined by some O.G. Wildcats! In this video, we sit down with fan-favorites Frankie Rodriguez and Dara Reneé to breakdown which original cast member cameo they were most excited about, along with what past performance was their favorite, and more.

Interview: Joshua Bassett & Sofia Wylie Share Their Favorite HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES Memories

After four seasons, Joshua Bassett and Sofia Wylie are saying goodbye to East High with the final episodes of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series. We sat down with the stars to discuss what they'll miss from their days on set, Ben Platt singing sessions with the cast, their favorite performances on their series, and more. Watch the video!

Interview: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES Showrunner Tim Federle Teases 'Biggest' Season Yet

Tim Federle, the showrunner of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, is teasing the final episodes of the hit Disney+ series. Watch a video interview of Ferderle to discuss bringing musical theatre to Disney+ throughout the show's recent seasons, launching the careers of young performers like Julie Lester and Olivia Rodrigo, and more.

Broadway Streaming Guide: August 2023 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More

This August, Broadway fans can beat the summer heat new movies, television shows, and albums to stream. From new seasons of Only Murders in the Building and High School Musical: the Musical: the Series to solo albums by Idina Menzel and Reneé Rapp, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Video: First Look at 'HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 4: THE REUNION' Music Video From Final Season of Disney+ Series

A preview of the opening musical number, “High School Reunion,” is a high-energy pop anthem performed by franchise alumni Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel and Kaycee Stroh and features series regulars Sofia Wylie and Matthew Sato. Watch the new music video now!

Video: Watch the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Season Three Trailer With Corbin Bleu, Julia Lester & More

The fourth season stars an ensemble cast of Wildcats including Joshua Bassett (“Ricky”), Julia Lester (“Ashlyn”), Kate Reinders (“Miss Jenn”). “High School Musical” franchise alumni Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed and Kaycee Stroh also return to their iconic roles. Watch the video trailer now!

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES to End With Season Four Featuring Julia Lester, Corbin Bleu & More

The “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Wildcats will take their final bow this summer. Watch the new teaser trailer video, which features a first look at the original High School Musical stars like Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, and more joining Julia Lester and Joshua Bassett to film the fictional High School Musical 4 at East High.

Wake Up With BWW 6/14: Sara Bareilles is Working on a New Musical, THE WIZ Casting, and More!

Top stories: Sara Bareilles is working on writing another musical, Deborah Cox and Melody A. Betts join The Wiz, and more!

Photos: Original HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Cast Reunites For Season Four of Disney+ Series

Disney+ has released first look photos from the new season of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, which will feature members of the original cast of the hit film reuniting. Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed and Kaycee Stroh will join Julia Lester, Kate Reinders, Joshua Basset, and more for the season.

Cynthia Weil Passes Away; 'On Broadway' Songwriter Featured in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Was 82

Weil was prominently featured as a character in Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, alongside her husband and songwriting partner Barry Mann. The pair wrote several iconic songs, including “On Broadway,” “Make Your Own Kind of Music,” 'You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Walking in the Rain,” “You’re My Soul and Inspiration,” and more.


Listen to Kate Reinders discuss High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on the latest episode of The Art of Kindness podcast!


Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed and Kaycee Stroh will play themselves, resurrecting their “High School Musical” roles as “Chad Danforth,” “Taylor McKessie,” “Ryan Evans,” “Coach Jack Bolton,” “Ms. Darbus” and “Martha Cox,” respectively, and the Wildcats will play featured extras in the movie.

VIDEO: INTO THE WOODS Star Julia Lester Sings Original Song 'Rising' on HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES

Watch a new music video of Into the Woods standout Julia Lester singing a new original song from High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, titled 'Rising.' In addition the original music debuted in the series, this season will also feature songs from the High School Musical franchise, Frozen, and Camp Rock.

VIDEO: Julia Lester & Frankie Rodriguez on Bringing Musical Theatre to Disney+ in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES

BroadwayWorld caught up with Into the Woods star Julia Lester, who plays Ashlyn, and Frankie Rodriguez, who plays Carlos, to discuss bringing musical theatre to young audiences on Disney+, what audiences can expect from the new season of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, and their favorite musical number. Watch the new video interview!


How many Broadway shows has Kate Reinders been in?

Kate Reinders has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Kate Reinders been in?

Kate Reinders has not appeared in the West End.

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