Resident Vocal Coach
Kaitlyn Davis is a native New Yorker, most known for playing Christine Daaé in Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera. She has performed on stage both nation wide and internationally, and was on NBC's Law & Order: SVU ("Crush"). She is also a folk musician and song writer, who wrote her first song, "Pain in the Neck" at age five, about her dog.
After starting college at age 16, Kaitlyn received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Hofstra University, and a Master of Music in Opera performance from Rutgers University (Mason Gross School).
Equally comfortable in both contemporary and classical styles, she played Hope Cladwell in Urinetown, Ilse in Spring Awakening, Morgana in Alcina, Cunegonde in Candide, Galatea in Acis and Galatea, and the title role in Lakmé over the course of her degrees. Other theatrical credits include shows with the John W. Engeman theatre (Aladdin, Seussical), Baltimore Concert Opera (Lakmé), and Broadhollow Theatre Company (Les Misérables, Into the Woods).
Kaitlyn won the Emerging Talent Award from the Kurt Weill Foundation's 2016 Lotte Lenya Compeition, and began touring with The Phantom of the Opera that same year. She had the unique opportunity to play Christine in all three tracks, beginning as an understudy, and moving into the alternate and principal positions. Kaitlyn played Christine for Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Kennedy Center, and performed Phantom excerpts for former Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S. State Department. She then played the role for Sir Richard Stilgoe (Phantom lyricist/book writer) at the Denver Center. Kaitlyn traded her robe for a shark suit backstage during both Shark Weeks she spent on tour, and thus the name "Sharkstine Daae" was born.