News & Updates

August 14: New network reel up in the media section of my website! It features my work on The Detour (TBS), A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix), and Salvation (CBS). Check it out!

July 16: My episode of “The Detour” airs on TBS! Look out for me as the acapella girl on Season 4, Episode 5, directed by Jason Jones himself.

June 10: Back in Vancouver, BC, Canada for a summer of TV and film auditions. Hello, Hollywood North!

May 29: Keeping busy in the cabaret circuit by singing three new songs at “Actoria!” 7:30 pm show at Beans and Lager in LIC. Check out the performance videos on my YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPNTSJBtXPAjd6HkYbs63LQ/videos.

May 27: Singing again at On the Spot at the Broadway Comedy Club! Tickets to this musical theatre cabaret/improv show available on TodayTix!

February 20: Singing three songs in “Actoria,” my favorite neighborhood cabaret! No cover and no minimum. The night starts at 7:30 at Beans and Lager in LIC. See you there!

February 11: Singing two songs in On the Spot at the Broadway Comedy Club! Get your tickets to the musical theatre cabaret/improv show on TodayTix!

February 7: Psyched to announce that I have signed with NYC’s Whole Artist Management! I am now working with brilliant managers, Rich Martino and Mike Cruz, at WAM, along with Jenn Andrusco at the CUE Agency in Vancouver. Living that bicoastal life. 2019 LET’S GO!

December 5: Premiering my solo show, “THE KARI/KATHERINE DISRUPTION,” in NYC at The Duplex! 7:00 pm. 10$ tix in advance: http://newyorkcity.eventful.com/events/karikatherine-disruption-/E0-001-117486180-5. Direction: Thomas DellaMonica. Accompanist: Andrew Whitbeck.

October 17: Singing three songs for “Actoria” at Beans and Lager in LIC. No cover and no minimum! Come see and check out the Facebook page for more information about the bi-weekly cabaret: https://www.facebook.com/actoriacabaret/

October 5: Flew back to Vancouver to shoot an episode of The Detour on TBS directed by Jason Jones. Look for me on S4E5 next spring!

September 6: Back to NYC from my summer in Vancouver and immediately throwing myself back into the theatre audition circuit. Go time.

August 27th: Played a VIP techie on Salvation on CBS. Watch S2E10: Prisoners on the CBS website!

July 5 and July 7:  Writing and starring in my solo show, "The Kari/Katherine Disruption" as part of Vancouver's Impromptu Cabaret Festival!  Catch me on July 5 at 6:00 pm or Jul 7 at 7:30 pm at Havana on Commercial Drive. Buy your tix here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kari-grunberg-impromptu-cabaret-festival-tickets-46727334716

June 26th:  Reclaiming my role as co-host of Broadway Bistro, the musical theater cabaret series I founded in Vancouver back in December, 2016.  Find info about the monthly show on Facebook at @Broadwaybistrovancouver

June 8:  Back in Vancouver for the summer for west coast auditions and salt water air!

May 21-June 1: Originated the role of Janet in TheaterworksUSA's The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System. Took the show on a mini-tour in the NYC area.

April 15-April 20:  Playing a part in a 29-hour reading of Talent Springs Eternal, the sequel to Fame, directed by Jeff Whiting.  

March 30:  Made my Netflix debut in episodes 7 and 8 of A Series Of Unfortunate Events, starring Neil Patrick Harris!  Catch me in the eerily cheery group of singing volunteers!

February 4:  Successfully completed Improv 201 at UCB with instructor Carrie McCrossen!  Approved to continue on to Improv 301. 

January 15:  Singing two songs at "On the Spot," a musical improv show at the Broadway Comedy Club.

January 9:  Starting Improv 201 at UCB!  Keeping my brain sharp and continuing to work out the comedy muscle.

January 4:  Screening of the untitled sexual harassment short film I did at Town Stages in downtown NYC.  Talkback to follow.  Tickets available here: https://untitledscreening.splashthat.com

January 1:  Release of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" Season 2 on Netflix set for March 30th. Catch me in episodes 7 and 8!

November 18:  Shot a short film about sexual harassment, backpacking off of the #metoo campaign.  Release set for some time in January 2018.

November 11: Shot a tap dance scene for the web series, Living the Dream.  Check out Ep 4: "A One Way Ticket" for some hoofer action.  https://www.facebook.com/NYCLivingTheDream/

October 1 2017:  Back in NYC for a while to network, take class, and audition for theatre as well as film/TV.  

August 1 2017:  Booked a recurring role on a Netflix original series!!!  WOOT WOOT!  Shooting both episodes in September 2017.

July 18 2017:  Got new headshots taken with the supremely talented Kristine Cofsky in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Check them out in the "Pictures" section!

June 22 2017:  Started on-going private coaching with a focus in comedy sitcoms with Jill Morrison at Jeb Beach & Associates. 

June 14 2017:  Sang "The Wallpaper" by Britta Johnson at "Blame Canada," a cabaret at Studio 1398 on Granville Island featuring new Canadian composers as part of Touchstone Theatre's In Tune 2017 festival. 

May 21 2017:  Played Candace in Better Late Than Never, an independent short film with West&One Studios.  Currently in post-pro.

April 21 2017:  Recorded my animation voice over demo at On the Mic Training!  Check it out in the "Media" section of my website.

March 19 2017:  Sang "Right Hand Man" from Something Rotten at the Virago Play Series fundraiser at The Firehall Arts Center.  The Virago Play Series is a not-for-profit organization promoting women working in theatre.

March 7 2017:  I wrote a web series!  "Meet Me Out West," directed, filmed, and edited by Los Angeles-based Melissa Balan, is a 5-segment comedy about a girl from NYC who moves across the country in search of an anxiety-free life.  Check out the show's Facebook page by searching @meetmeoutwest for more information and all the episodes!  Enjoy!

February 2 2017:  Started the four-week "Audition" class with Al Miro at VADA Studios to work my on-camera audition game with a new teacher's perspective.  Staying on my toes and shaking things up.

December 17 2016:  Founded, co-hosting, and performing in Vancouver's only musical theatre cabaret series, Broadway Bistro!  Event info for the monthly show can be found on Facebook at @broadwaybistrovancouver.  

November 2016:  Started "Back to Booking" class with Jeb at Jeb Beach & Associates, focusing on on-camera audition technique.  Hustling in Vancouver.  #TeamJBA

August 2016:  I signed across the board with Jenn Andrusco at the CUE Agency in Vancouver!  Making my way out there in mid-September to audition for TV and film.  With dual citizenship, I am willing and happy to bounce between LA and Vancouver.  West coast, here I come!

January 2016:  I am now a Canadian citizen!  With dual citizenship, I can work in both the USA and Canada.  I am very excited to open doors in the theatre, TV, and film scene up north...eh.

November 12-17, 2015:  I am making my professional Shakespeare debut in Hamlet with A.N.O.N Productions at Under St. Marks and The Kraine Theatre!  I will be playing Rosencrantz, Osric, and the 2nd Gravedigger in a production inspired by the "He For She" Campaign.  Get your tix here:  http://www.horsetrade.info

October 2015:  I got new headshots done for TV/Film roles as I start working toward acting on screen as well as stage!  Check them out in the "Pictures" section of my website.  Big thanks to Michael Kushner Photography, http://www.michaelkushneronline.com/photography/.

August 13, 2015:  Joined the Trevor team again for the third time in a 29-hour-reading of the new musical.  Exciting changes were made to the script and score!

July 2015:  I finished my on-camera demo reel!  Check it out in the "Media" section of my website.

March 15, 2015:  Continued my work with, Trevor, a new musical, in the staged reading directed by Marc Bruni.  I joined a cast of mostly teenagers, playing a teenager myself (again).

March 1, 2015:  Played Mary in the first draft reading of the new musical, Trevor, by Julianne Wick-Davis and Dan Collins for the upcoming production with U Rock Theatricals.  We presented the musical to a panel of producers, director Marc Bruni, and casting director Merri Sugarman.

February 25, 2015:  Returned to Actoria at the Astor Room with three new songs!  

January 14, 2015:  Made my debut at Actoria at the Astor Room, a weekly cabaret series featuring local NYC musical theatre artists!  Check out their Facebook page.

June 2014:  Flew down to Clarksville, Tennessee to play Frenchy in Roxy Regional Theatre's Grease.

March 2014:  I took my Equity card after accepting an emergency replacement contract for Annie in TheatreworksUSA's tour of Henry and Mudge