Photo by Evan Guston

Kate Bass is a multi-genre singer whose performances have taken her from Carnegie Hall to Broadway to cabarets and clubs all over the world.

She made her solo debut with the New York Philharmonic in Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center under the baton of Case Scaglione; she also appeared in the Emmy-nominated production of Carousel, televised on PBS’s “Live at Lincoln Center.” In recent years, she has sung numerous times at Carnegie Hall (Der Vampyr, The Messiah, Verdi’s Requiem, Elijah), as well as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center (La Farsa Amarosa). Kate made her New York City Center principal debut as Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, a role she has taken to Wolf Trap Opera and the Colorado Symphony, and continues to tour nationally and internationally with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. She recently appeared as Princess Ida in Princess Ida at the New York Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and Off-Broadway at the Saint George Theatre in the world premiere of Trains the musical, as well as the Musical Guest for 24 Hour Plays at the Atlantic Theater Company.

Equally at home in jazz music, Kate has performed in cabaret at the Metropolitan Room and (le) poisson rouge in New York, and at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles. She has recorded as a soloist for numerous film scores with music by Arturo Cardelús, David Stone Hamilton, and others; her voice was recently featured in the film “Pecado Original,” winning awards at both the Austin Film Festival and the Milan International Film Festival. Kate was also the soprano soloist for Iranian singer and setar player Hafez Nazeri’s Grammy-nominated SONY Worldwide release of “Untold” with the Rumi Symphony. Kate Bass is a composer and singer-songwriter; her debut album, “Maya,” was released in August 2012, and her first single aired on British radio in early September 2013. She released her new EP, “More”, in February 2016 and her May 2017 crowd-funded album, “Songs of the Open Road,” debuted Off-Broadway at the Triad Theater in New York City. She has performed her music live to sold out crowds across America, and has been hailed by the press as “easy to love,” “infectious,” and  “one of the best vocalists on the scene today.”

Kate Bass had a clarity and power to her voice that was astonishing.
— Kip Tabb, Outer Banks Voice

Upcoming performances - August 2019

  • August 10, 11 - “American Voices” Ajaltoun, Lebanon; Jounieh, Lebanon

  • August 27 - “Song and Tonic: Leading Ladies of Hollywood” - Warner Brothers Studios, Los Angeles


new york philharmonic solo debut

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

Case Scaglione, conductor

photo by Hiroyuki Ito, New York Times

Live from Los Angeles, Center Stage Opera "Best of Broadway II" Mercedes Juan Musotto, piano


live in cabaret

Ayza, New York, NY

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Josephine, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Wolf Trap Opera

Juliana Osinchuk, piano - Anchorage Festival of Music, Alaska


princess ida

Title role, Princess Ida

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York NY

Kate Bass Live in Cabaret at the Metropolitan Room, New York, NY


hotel cafe

Kate Bass Live at Hotel Cafe, Hollywood

The Earth Below | Written by Terry Champlin