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Catherine Alcorn is a multi award-winning artist, presenter, producer, podcaster, Artistic Director and one of Australia's most in-demand entertainers, renowned for her powerhouse vocals and razor sharp wit.
Hailed as ‘a must see!’ (L.A. Times), ‘absolutely hilarious’ (Time Out) with 'a voice to die for' (STAGE NOISE) Catherine combines her wickedly inviting sense of humour and dynamic voice, exhilarating audiences wherever she goes.
Catherine headlines some of the world’s most celebrated festivals including Sydney Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices and regularly hosts for international brands including hosting the TEDx Sydney live-streamed after party in 2021 and 2022.
In 2018 Catherine made her triumphant USA and Sydney Opera House debut in her most famous role as The Divine Miss Bette, her critically acclaimed stage production channeling Bette Midler, winning her the Best Cabaret Production in the 2018 Broadway World Awards.
Catherine’s theatre credits include her Sydney Theatre Award nominated cabaret Cathartic, the Australian premiere of off-Broadway cult hit 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche and Go Your Own Way: The Story of Christine McVie and Glen Street Theatre’s Cabaret In The Glen Festival in the role as Artistic Director.
A passionate fundraiser, Catherine has produced multiple campaigns including the 2016 From Sydney With Love at Sydney Town Hall raising over $70,000 for the victims and families of the Orlando shootings, and in 2012 with Floodlight raising over $20,000 for the victims of the devastating QLD floods.
In 2020, and in response to COVID-19, Catherine and a team of Sydney producers, launched The Reservoir Room, a virtual venue from Paddington Town Hall for a five week season, live streaming a brand new variety show Friday Night Live (directed by Ted Robinson and co-hosted with Rodger Corser) and Saturday evening cabaret and live music hours. This project kept over 45 of Sydney’s live entertainment industry workers employed.
In 2021, Catherine premiered "PAUL & CATHERINE SING TOGETHER" at the Adelaide Fringe Festival receiving 5 star reviews winning Best Cabaret Show in the Weekly Fringe Awards.
Most recently, Catherine launched her podcast The Catheteria and is a regular host of Shane Lee's Afternoon Sport. Both are available on Apple Podcasts.
She is a proud ambassador of Kawai, Make Music Day and Make Music Day Australia.
WINNER - Weekly Fringe Award Adelaide Fringe 2021
WINNER - Best Cabaret Production Broadway World Award 2019
NOMINEE - Best Cabaret Performer Sydney Theatre Awards 2017
WINNER - Best Cabaret Production GLUG Awards 2013
"A must see!"
- L.A. TIMES
"Alcorn is masterful"
- COURIER MAIL
- AUSTRALIAN ARTS REVIEW
“Her voice is sensational”
"See this diva before she's on Broadway!"
- THEATRE ALIVE
“Alcorn has a sultry seductive style mixed with a cheeky playfulness”
"Riotously entertaining! Alcorn’s show displayed her ample vocal power, quick wit and winning smile"
- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
"Alcorn proves that she is a formidable character performer and her vocals are to die for.”
"Absolutely hilarious! Alcorn has a personality and voice so big that her own spirit shines through."
"She’s the chanteuse with a voice that packs a wallop or reaches deep within the soul. Her show is uplifting and life affirming, a force to be reckoned with, bombarding us with irreverent humour and dazzling talent.”
"Alcorn is a master performer. Always alert to the throw, she pulls you down from the Gods or looks you in the eye in the front rows. With a voice like that, you can do anything!”
"With the edgy imperative of live television, Alcorn dependably delivers with unfailing show-business aplomb"
- IT'S OUT NOW
"An incredible voice, cheeky and witty persona, with style and grace. It’s impossible to not be captivated by Alcorn’s performance."
- ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE
“Alcorn is very funny. She keeps the audience blissfully entertained.”
- DAILY REVIEW
"Alcorn is a powerhouse, who can switch from chanteuse to Mae West mama in a second!"
- LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE
"Alcorn is raunchy, wild, energetic and hilarious...one of Australia’s most powerful voices”
- GLAM ADELAIDE
"A subtle glance, a side eye and a whole of sass, this woman has the audience eating out of the palm of her hand…and that is before she has even sung a single, raunchy note."
- LIA LOVES
“Alcorn is a master performer. Always alert to the throw, she pulls
you down from the Gods or looks you in the eye in the front rows.
With a voice like that, you can do anything!”
- SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE
"...Alcorn truly needs to be witnessed live. She hammed it up with her over exaggerated facial and arm movements that left me with so much pain in my side from laughter that I needed to stand up and not just for the much deserved ovation, but because I was in stitches. Pure GOLD."
- THEATRE TRAVELS
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