Kate Forbes

Gifted narrator Kate Forbes is a professionally trained actor who has appeared on Broadway, in regional theaters, and with a renowned touring company. 

After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Kate completed an MFA at New York University School of the Arts. With this training, she launched a successful acting career. In her first role, she played Lady Teazle in a Broadway production of School for Scandal. Her stunning performance earned her a Theater World Award for an outstanding Broadway debut. Her other Broadway roles have also been impressive, with Kate playing opposite George C. Scott in Inherit the Wind and Julie Harris in Scent of the Roses.

Kate has appeared in many regional theaters. Among her favorite roles are Kyra in Skylight at the PlayMakers Repertory Company, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Dallas Theater Center, and Henriette in The Learned Ladies at the McCarter Theatre.

In 1998, at the urging of the Acting Company’s director, Kate sent a sample narration tape to Claudia Howard, Recorded Books’ studio manager. Claudia called Kate in for an audition and soon Kate was behind the Recorded Books microphone. To date, she has narrated such popular Recorded Books titles as Sidney Sheldon’s The Sky Is Falling and Robert Morgan’s Gap Creek.


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