KT SULLIVAN was named artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation in 2012. She starred in the Broadway revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and headlined for almost two decades in The Oak Room of The Algonquin Hotel. One of the shows she created there, " Rhyme, Women, and Song " was presented on PBS' WNET 13 and her award winning Sondheim show with Jeff Harnar was filmed for PBS from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Besides regular appearances in such New York venues as The Laurie Beechman Theatre and Birdland, she stars annually at The Pheasantry in London, and has been showcased at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Spoleto Festival, Chichester Festival, CLUB RaYé in Paris, and The Adelaide Festival in Australia.
She guest starred on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, recorded six albums on the DRG
Label, was the star vocalist on two tours of China with The Manhattan Symphonie, and was twice named one of The Top 100 Irish Americans by Irish America Magazine. On that note, she is proud to be married to Steve Downey, president emeritus of The New York Browning Society.
Broadway: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, THREE PENNY OPERA (w/ Sting), BROADWAY Katie (George Abbott, Dir.)
Off-Broadway: A...MY NAME IS ALICE, SPLENDORA, AMERICAN RHAPSODY (w/ Mark Nadler) National Tour: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (w/ Cathy Rigby) Regional Theater: Missouri Rep, Hartford Stage Company, Great Lakes Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse. Television: POLICE SQUAD (w/ Leslie Nielsen), REMINGTON STEELE, NIGHT COURT, “Rhyme, Women & Song” (PBS’ WNET 13), Stephen Sondheim Show w/ Jeff Harnar (PBS’ NJPAC), In Performance at The White House (PBS). Concerts & Festivals: The Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Kravis Center (Palm Beach), Chichester Festival (England), Adelaide Festival (Australia), Corpus Christi Symphony (Kurt Weill’s “Seven Deadly Sins”), Two Tours of China with The Manhattan Symphonie. Cabaret & Jazz Clubs: Birdland, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Beach Cafe, Green Room 42, The Oak Room of The Algonquin, Café Sabarsky (Neue Gallerie), The Pheasantry (London), La Nouvelle Eve (Paris).
Ms. Sullivan, artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation, was twice named one of the top 100 Irish Americans by Irish America Magazine and is married to Stephen Downey, president emeritus of The New York Browning Society.