Music Director


Kat Sherrell has worked as a pianist, music director, and/or arranger on a wide variety of projects: Broadway shows In the Heights, Bring It On, and The Book of Mormon, and NBC's Smash; numerous musicals in development for NYMF, Fringe, and other festivals, readings, and educational projects.

Fun fact: Kat made her conducting debut in Germany at the age of three during the Crucifixion scene of the Passionsspiele (fortunately the surrounding audience members didn't mind the disruption). That lifelong passion for conducting has most recently brought her to the acclaimed 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, where she has helmed the recent productions of A Christmas Story, Carousel (Rising Star Project), The Sound of Music, and Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon, and is currently the Interim Music Supervisor.


Photo: Cherie B. Tay
Musical direction by Kat Sherrell is smooth as silk, and the goodly sized orchestra sounds great.
— David Edward Hughes on 5th Avenue Theatre’s A Christmas Story, Talkin’ Broadway, December 2014
A Christmas Story returns to the 5th Avenue with a new production in which the director, Brandon Ivie, quickly establishes a level of professionalism that’s impressive. The same is true of Kat Sherrell’s musical direction.
— John Hartl, Seattle Times, December 2014
The music, conducted with spirit by Kat Sherrell, sweeps you up with its gusto and nuance. The cast is nearly flawless, with standout performances by George and Michels (“Whoop-Ti- Ay”), Cuccioli (“Wand’rin’ Star”) and Lopez (“Another Autumn”).
— Rohan Preston on 5th Avenue Theatre’s revisal of Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon, Star Tribune, August 2016
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Photo: Cherie B. Tay