News & Updates
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