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Kate Shindle

Date of Birth: January 31, 1977 (46)

Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio, USA

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Kate Shindle BIO

Kate Shindle currently serves as the President of Actors' Equity Association, is Miss America 1998, and has starred in countless Broadway shows, including Fun Home, Wonderland, and Legally Blonde. Shindle was born in Toledo, OH.

Broadway: Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy). Elsewhere: After the Fall (Maggie) at The Alley, Restoration at La Jolla, Himself and Nora at The Old Globe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), First Lady Suite (Amelia Earhart), The Last Five Years, Gypsy, Into the Woods, The Mousetrap. She has sung everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Birdland to a dive bar in Portland, Oregon. Film/TV: Gossip Girl, White Collar, Capote, The Stepford Wives. Her writing has been published by Newsweek, salon.com, and The Advocate, and she has three different books in the works.

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[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2018
Billie [Replacement]

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2016

Minetta Lane Theatre Production, 2014

Original Broadway Production, 2011
Mad Hatter

Original Broadway Production, 2007
Vivienne Kensington


New York Concert, 2003

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2002
Amelia Earhart

Roundabout Revival, 1998
Sally Bowles [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1997
A Young Girl [Replacement]

Bet [Replacement]

Bridesmaid [Replacement]

Housemaid [Replacement]

Nurse [Replacement]

Lucy (Understudy) [Replacement]

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1999
Sally Bowles [Replacement]

Kate Shindle Movies

[2004]The Stepford Wives Beth Peters

[2005]Capote Rose

[2014]Lucky Stiff Dominique

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Kate Shindle News

Chicago's DRUNK SHAKESPEARE Forms Drunk Shakespeare United with Actors' Equity Association as Their Union

The actors, stage managers, bartenders and servers of Chicago’s Drunk Shakespeare have unanimously decided to form a union and seek voluntary recognition from their employer, naming Actors’ Equity Association as their bargaining representative.

Photos: May 23rd THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER Fotos Feature Birthday Fellow RIchard Jay-Alexander

Richard Jay-Alexander and Kate Shindle made for a super special night at THE LINEUP.

Results of Historic Union Vote by Star Garden Strippers Revealed by NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at its Los Angeles office counted ballots cast in a union election for strippers employed at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood, Calif.

New Economic Impact Study Finds California Performing Arts Sector Far From Full Recovery

Actors’ Equity Association, the Theatre Producers of Southern California (TPSCA) and Arts for LA have released the findings from a new independent study showing that California has lost more than 150,000 live performing arts jobs since the pandemic,

Dancers at LA's Star Garden Topless Dive Bar Become the Nation's Only Unionized Strippers

The 15-month effort by dancers employed at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood, Calif. to gain union recognition and become the nation’s only unionized strippers ended today in victory. 

Actors' Equity Association Membership Ratifies New Unified Touring Agreement With The Broadway League

Actors' Equity Association, the national union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers working in live theatre, and The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry, officially have a new contract governing touring productions, following ratification by vote of Equity membership.

City of Los Angeles Grants Union Recognition to the Griffith Observatory Planetarium's Lecturers

Lecturers who narrate the planetarium shows at Griffith Observatory and who took steps late last year to form a union, this week have been granted union recognition by the City of Los Angeles’ City Employee Relations Board.

Actors' Equity Joins Legal Fight Against Tennessee's Drag Ban

Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, has filed an amicus brief in the Western District of Tennessee opposing the state’s first-in-the-nation law intended to limit drag shows. 

Actors' Equity Association Threatens Strike Over Touring Contracts

The National Council of Actors’ Equity Association, the governing body for the union representing 51,000 actors and stage managers working in live entertainment, has authorized Executive Director Al Vincent, Jr., the union’s lead negotiator, to call a strike on all Broadway League tours at a time he deems appropriate. We have all the details!

Actors' Equity Association Launches New Political Action Committee

Actors’ Equity Association has approved the launch of a political action committee, an independent organization dedicated to advancing the political interests of Equity’s members. 

Actors' Equity Association Speaks Out Against New Legislation Restricting Drag Performances in Tennessee

President Kate Shindle and Executive Director Al Vincent, Jr. of Actors' Equity Association -- the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theatre -- have issued a joint statement regarding Tennessee's new legislation restricting drag performance. Read it in full here.

Actors' Equity Association Applauds the Reintroduction of the PRO Act

Actors’ Equity Association has issued a statement following reports that the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, has once again been re-introduced in Congress.  

Actors' Equity Association Report Reveals 'Progress Towards Diversity and Equity' in 2021

Actors’ Equity Association has published Progress During an Atypical Year: Hiring Bias and Wage Gaps in Theatre in 2021.This document examines employment opportunity and average salaries for members of the union in 2021.

Actors' Equity Association Permanently Opens Access to Membership

Actors’ Equity Association is making its Open Access membership policy permanent. With a pathway to membership now available to all stage managers and actors with professional experience, the union will begin a three-year phase out of its Equity Membership Candidate Program.

Photos: Unique Coalition Launches 'Catch Up California' Campaign At Rally To Fund Performing Arts Equitable Payroll Fund

An unusual coalition of management and labor launched a kick-off event on Friday, January 27 to secure budgeting for SB 1116, the groundbreaking arts funding bill that passed the state legislature and was signed into law last year, but remains unfunded in the most recent budget. See photos from the event.

Actors' Equity Association Applauds Boost in Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts

Read the statement Actors' Equity Association released after Congress passed an FY23 budget that funded the National Endowment for the Arts at $207 million – an increase of $27 million over FY22.

Actors' Equity Members Vote to Approve New 3-Year Contract Agreement

According to various reports, members of Actors' Equity have voted to approve the 3-year collective bargaining agreement for Broadway shows and sit-down productions.

The 80th Annual Dolphin Show Releases Tickets For MATILDA THE MUSICAL

This year, the Northwestern Dolphin Show will be presenting Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical, a musical about a young child gifted with telekinesis, a love of reading, and the strength to overcome obstacles thrown at her and her peers. Produced by Arella Flur, Daniel Maton, and Rachel Schmaier, directed by Lucy Harrington, choreographed by Kristen Waagner, and music directed by Kevin Park.

Results of Vote Count for Star Garden Strippers Seeking to Form a Union with Actors' Equity to be Announced on Monday

Dancers employed at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood, who filed a petition in for a union recognition election with the National Labor Relations Board, will learn the results of the historic union vote this Monday, November 7, at 2 p.m. PT.

Industry Pro Newsletter: A Casino in Times Square? Drabinsky Sues Equity

AEA featured prominently in industry news last week - voicing support for a casino project in Times Square, as the subject of a defamation suit from producer Garth Drabinsky, and their efforts to organize the dancers at Star Garden. All as the industry continues to work towards a new normal, while facing tremendous challenges on all fronts.


Kate Shindle has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Kate Shindle has not appeared in the West End

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