Original Broadway Cast of Wicked (ensemble/Elphaba understudy). Kristy then went on to a year long run as Elphaba in the Chicago production of Wicked. Kristy was recently seen the Human Race Theatre production of Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots as well as productions of The Will Rogers Follies and Ragtime. Off Broadway/ Regional: Boobs! The Musical, Princess Ida, St. Louis MUNY, The Lucille Lortel, White Barn Theatre , North Bay Opera, The Playhouse on the Green, The Eugene O’Neill Conference and the NY Fringe Festival. NYC/Chicago concerts: Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex, Joe’s Pub, Laurie Beechman Theatre, and a sold out series An Evening with Kristy Cates at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center. She was honored to be a National Anthem soloist for the Chicago Bears, Bulls and White Sox. BFA: Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. Proud member of AEA.