Kate Morgan Chadwick
Kate Morgan Chadwick starred in the World Premiere of BED by Sheila Callaghan for the Echo Theater Company mounted in Los Angeles, to rave reviews and critical acclaim. She received a Stage Raw Award for Leading Female Performance and Ovation and LA Drama Critics Circle award nominations for her portrayal of "Holly".
Kate's feature film work includes a role in HAIL, CAESAR! by Joel & Ethan Coen, the lead role of a frustrated public defender in PLEA directed by Joesph Openheimer; as well as memorable turns in the independent films HER DYING WISH, and BUMP .
Television Guest Star credits include Showtime's hit series SHAMELESS, as well as TNT's MAJOR CRIMES, ABC's HAPPY ENDINGS. She most recently was the lead Guest Star on Lionsgate TV's SWEDISH DICKS, as well as a Guest Lead on Lifetime's hit show MY CRAZY EX.
Kate is no stranger to the stage, and garners praise for her performances in every project. Kate played the lead of the Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN presented at the Greenway Court Theater in Los Angeles to sold out houses and rave reviews, as well as the remounting in Nashville at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. She also starred in the Naked Angel Theater Company's Los Angeles presentation of THE CONDITION, where she again received high critical praise. She has portrayed "Frenchy" in the Broadway National Tour of GREASE, "Ali" in MAMMA MIA! at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and "Lindsay Skinner" in BAD APPLES by Jim Leonard at ACT-Seattle and in Los Angeles, for which she received Ovation, LA Weekly Theater, and Seattle Theater Writers Gypsy Rose Lee awards nominations. Other theatre projects have included the world premiere of NOBODY LOVES YOU at The Old Globe in San Diego, the world premiere of THE CONDITION from Naked Angel's Tuesdays @ 9 series, THE BUTCHERHOUSE CHRONICLES at New York's Summer Play Festival, STUPID KIDS at The Red Room, and PERFECT HARMONY at Theatre Row on 42nd Street.
Kate earned a BA in Theatre from Fordham University and trained at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles.
Kate is currently in rehearsals for AMOS by Eva Anderson and Michael Cassady in Los Angeles.
CRITICS LOVED KATE MORGAN CHADWICK IN BED!
"Chadwick’s performance is extraordinary. Her raw energy and acute sense of self and sexuality is undeniable."
- On Stage Los Angeles
"The central focus of Bed — Sheila Callaghan’s crazy...dark new drama — is Holly, played brilliantly by Kate Morgan Chadwick."
- Arts Beat LA
"This is really Kate Morgan Chadwick’s show. She has created a beautifully nuanced, and utterly human character. She gives Holly an indomitable spirit, a passionate and frenzied urgency to everything she does. Her Holly is a firecracker of a woman, and you simply can’t take your eyes off of her."
- Patrick Hurley “That Awesome Theatre Blog”
"Phenomenal - Paul Myrvold’s Theatre notes
…mostly due to 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… "
- LA WEEKLY