The petite singer/actress with the enormous charismatic voice combines witty Berlin charm with Parisienne elegance, eroticism and nostalgia. The Berliner Zeitung claimed her voice “is pure magic, smoky and intimate, yet it blows you away” and Radio France International praised, “Katharine Mehrling is a must-see performer”.
Katharine Mehrling is a four time winner of Berlin’s Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Judy Garland in End Of The Rainbow, Diana Goodman in Next To Normal, as well as for her major triumphs at the Komische Oper Berlin as the raunchy Cowboy heroine in Emmerich Kalman’s Arizona Lady and the gender-bending female Jazz Composer Daisy Darlington in Barrie Kosky’s renaissance of the “degenerate” Berlin Jazz Operetta Ball Im Savoy and for her thrilling interpretation of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.
Born and raised in a small town near Frankfurt, she studied acting and musical theatre in London and New York. Katharine gave her stage debut at London’s Old Vic Theater in the revival production of Hair and has since been the Leading Lady in numerous productions throughout Europe including, Irma La Douce, Piaf, Funny Girl, Kiss Me Kate, The Three-Penny Opera, Tell Me On A Sunday, Cabaret, and most recently Evita in Vienna.
Together with Jazz legend Rolf Kühn she wrote the songs for her award winning album Am Rande Der Nacht (On The Edge Of Night).
Katharine Mehrling appeared as the cabaret singer in Bryan Singer’s film Valkyrie next to Tom Cruise. Her song “Für eine Nacht voller Seligkeit“ can be heard on the Soundtrack.