Kim Blanck

Kim Blanck

The "effervescent" Kim Blanck is a Drama Desk Award–winning actor and vocalist.
Houston Chronicle

She has developed and starred in some of the American theater’s most anticipated world premieres in recent memory, including Dave Malloy’s award-winning Off-Broadway hit OCTET (the Signature), Malloy & Rachel Chavkin’s MOBY-DICK (A.R.T.), and Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater’s ALICE BY HEART (MCC). 

In 2018, she starred as Viola in TWELFTH NIGHT at Houston’s nationally renowned Alley Theatre and performed the same role for Public Works / Shakespeare in the Park as the standby for Nikki M. James.

Most recently, she covered the roles of Ella and Maps for the February/March 2023 world premiere of THE BEST WE COULD by Emily Feldman at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Her TV work includes “East New York” (CBS), “Dr. Death” (Peacock), “WeCrashed” (Apple TV+), and the final season of “New Amsterdam” (NBC). 

She can be seen opposite Elizabeth Banks in “Call Jane,” which hit theaters October 2022, and in the lead role in Paige Campbell’s feature “Friday Afternoon.”

As a singer, her work can be heard on the original cast albums of OCTET and ALICE BY HEART, on Shaina Taub’s 2022 album “Songs of the Great Hill,” and in Liann Kaye’s award-winning miniseries, “The Blessing.” 

She has performed live at Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Little Island, Town Hall, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, and most recently as a soloist with the Broadway Sinfonietta in their debut full orchestra concert with Carnegie Hall Citywide.

Kim holds her MFA in Acting from UC San Diego and is a native of Menlo Park, California. 

Full resume here.

Ms. Blanck was not only letter-perfect and, to my eyes, always right-place, right-time. Her love-struck Viola/Cesario had all the requisite charm, timing and humor the role demands.
Philip Dorian on TWELFTH NIGHT
Scene on Stage
Standouts include Kim Blanck's nightmare-plagued Maud Wagner, excelling in a haunting song-and-dance duet ...
Philadelphia Inquirer

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