Kathi Chaplar, an actress, vocalist, pianist, musical director, and composer, is a Los Angeles native, who escaped the West Coast for a brief stint at Boston University. As a vocalist, Kathi has performed in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Leonard Slatkin, and with the Pasadena Pops, Pasadena Symphony, as well as with the LA Philharmonic under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel.
Theater credits include: Little Buttercup, the kindly Vulcan, in Crown City Theatre Company’s (CCTC) USS Pinafore, Ida Delahey in I’m Just Wild about Harry (CCTC), Shephardess in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Pasadena Playhouse), as well as the standby for Julie in Group Rep Theatre’s world premiere of A Dull Pain Turned Sharp.
A classically trained pianist, Kathi has also worked as Musical Director for over 30 productions, including Pippin, Assassins, and The Phantom of the Opera. She is the composer / lyricist for A Journey of Angels, a musical based on the true life of a young girl’s survival of the Armenian Genocide, as well as the rock musical 22% Fear. Most recently Kathi was the Misucal Director for GRT’s production of Promises, Promises.