Kate Wilson was born in Syracuse, N.Y. She holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (BA) and Lesley College (MA). She has been on faculty at Juilliard since 1999.
Wilson has dialect or voice coached the Broadway productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Glass Menagerie, Sweat, The Front Page, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Cherry Orchard, Fully Committed, The Crucible, Bright Star, Hughie, A View from the Bridge, Thérèse Raquin, Old Times, An American in Paris, Skylight, Fish in the Dark, The Audience, The Real Thing, The Elephant Man, You Can’t Take It with You, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Rocky, Violet, A Raisin in the Sun, Machinal, Big Fish, The Trip to Bountiful, Picnic, The Heiress, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, End of the Rainbow, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Cyrano de Bergerac, War Horse, Stick Fly, The Mountaintop, Master Class, The People in the Picture, The Merchant of Venice, Driving Miss Daisy, The Pitman Painters, Red, Mary Stuart, The American Plan, American Buffalo, Sunday in the Park With George, The Seafarer, Talk Radio, Curtains, Gem of the Ocean, Glass Menagerie, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Oklahoma, The Graduate, The Man Who Had All the Luck, Major Barbara, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Betrayal, The Rainmaker, Impossible Marriage, and Misalliance.
Among the off-Broadway productions Wilson has coached are The Hairy Ape, The Way We Get By, The Mystery of Love and Sex, A Particle of Dread, The Village Bike, Love and Information, The Happiest Song Plays Last, The Call, The Lying Lesson, Talley’s Folly, Cock, Giant, Hurt Village, How I Learned to Drive, The Whipping Man, The Misanthrope, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Richard III, Othello, Burn This, Far Away, and The Glory of Living. For the New York Shakespeare Festival she has coached productions of The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Twelfth Night, and The Seagull.
Wilson’s regional coaching credits include Chautauqua, Williamstown Theater, Shakespeare Theater, Center Stage, Acting Company, Huntington Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, Seattle Rep, McCarter Theater, and Mark Taper Forum. Her film and television credits include Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Complete Unknown, The Most Violent Year, Annie, Flesh and Bone, The Black Box, The Leftovers, Olive Kitteridge, Carol, Inside Llewyn Davis, Salt, Rubicon, The Rebound, Notorious, Pride and Glory, Fur, New Amsterdam, Cashmere Mafia, and Uptown Girls.