By Matthew Blank
11 Dec 2012
|Photo by Brad Calcaterra|
Arrington recently played Cora in The Iceman Cometh at the Goodman Theatre (with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy).
She is a Steppenwolf Ensemble member, where she has performed in Hot L Baltimore, Detroit, A Parallelogram, Fake, The Pain and the Itch, The Well-Appointed Room and The Violet Hour.
Other theatre credits include The American Plan (Broadway), King Lear (with Stacy Keach), When the Messenger Is Hot, Far and Wide, Everett Beekin, Bluebeard and Other Less Grisly Tales of Love, Sexy Saint James and Boom.
|Full given name:||Katherine Arrington Bauso|
|Where you were born/where you were raised:||Born in Plainfield, NJ. Grew up in Raleigh, NC, from ages 1-18.|
|What your parents did/do for a living:||They are both English professors.|
|Siblings:||Two awesome younger sisters, Louise and Anne.|
|Something you're REALLY bad at:||I am a TERRIBLE singer and somehow I end up doing it in almost every play I'm in!|
|First Broadway show you ever saw:||Peter Pan with Sandy Duncan|
|Did you have any particular mentors or inspirations when first starting out?||I was named after Katharine Hepburn and I always thought she was pretty damn cool.|
|If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be?||The original Streetcar Named Desire. And it wasn't on Broadway, but I sure would have liked to have seen Steppenwolf's production of Balm and Gilead.|
|Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends:||Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?|
|Favorite showtune(s) of all time:||I love all of the music from Once On This Island.|
|Some favorite musicals:||
Caroline, or Change
Light in the Piazza
|Broadway or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with:||Barbara Stanwyck and Jimmy Stewart|
|Your personal performance idols, living or dead:||Fiona Shaw, Amy Morton, Laurie Metcalf|
|The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:||The Seven Streams of the River Ota by Robert Lepage|
|Music that makes you cry, any genre:||"Glory of Love" still makes me tingly.|
|MAC or PC?||MAC, grudgingly|
|Most played song on your iPod:||Music by The Mountain Goats|
And sometimes I read the Times.
|Last book you read:||"Ethan Frome"|
|Must-see TV show(s):||We don't have a TV but I'd love to get ahold of DVDs of "Boardwalk Empire" so I can see Michael naked with other ladies.|
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