Kathryn Wood Madden

Soprano Kathryn Wood Madden (aka Kathryn Boulé) has enjoyed a long, distinguished career in musical theatre and opera.  She has performed with the Washington Opera Society in productions of The Abduction of the Seraglio and I Pagliacci and as soloist in Mozart’s Missa Brevis at Ss. Giovanni e Paolo, Venice.  She has also appeared with the Manhattan Choral Society under the direction of Dino Anagnost in Orfeo e Euridice, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, and Handel’s Messiah.  Active in regional theatre, Ms. Madden has performed  the roles of  Laurie (Oklahoma), Frenchy (Destry Rides Again), Martha Jefferson (1776), Susan (Company), Sara (Guys & Dolls), and Antonia (Man of La Mancha).  Her most celebrated role for 5 years was as “Grace Farrell” in Annie which she played on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre and originated the role in both First and Second National Tour Companies appearing at the Schubert Theatre, Hollywood; the Curran Theatre, San Francisco; the Opera House of the Kennedy Center & the National Theatre, Washington DC; and major theatres across the United States and Canada for a total of 1200 performances.  She also appeared in special performances of Annie at the White House for President Ford and First Lady Betty Ford and for President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.  Additional Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Betsy Ross (Stars and Stripes) at Town Hall; Eve (Viva Reviva) at the Open Space Theatre and Lenox Arts Center; Marie (Fiorello) and Vera Claythorne (Ten Little Indians) both at the Equity Library Theatre; and a Revue of Morse Code at the Manhattan Theatre Club & Ballroom.  Ms. Madden has been seen on film and television as Sara (Summer Dreams), Elaine (Working Stiffs), and Kathy (The Stock Market) and has also performed in a number of national singing commercials.  In addition to her extraordinary musical career, Dr. Madden holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech, Drama & English Education from the University of Maryland; a Master of Arts Degree, a Master of Philosophy Degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Psychiatry and Religion from The Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She has published a wide range of articles in the Journal of Religion and Health, Union Quarterly Review, Quadrant, and Continuum Press and is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, the American Academy of Religion, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Actor’s Equity Association, and the Screen Actor’s Guild.  She lives in New York City with her husband, opera singer Ron Madden, and holds a private clinical practice as psychoanalyst and is  Academic Dean of the Blanton-Peale Institute in Manhattan.

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