Prior to that Kate has been part of the five star production of Showboat directed by Daniel Evans at the Cruicible Theatre, Sheffield playing the role of Mrs O Brien and she continued with its transfer at the New London Theatre where Kate also covered and performed the role of Parthy which she received another Broadway world nomination for best cover in a musical.
Kate is currently appearing as Lottie Child in the Watermill production of "Crazy for you" as part of the Jamie Wilson Productions National Tour. Her most recent credit was originating the role of Madame Barbier in the new musical "The Braille Legacy" at Charing Cross theatre directed by award winning Thom Southerland and has recently been nominated Best Actress in a new musical 2016 by Broadway World London for her role as Mrs Zero
in the award winning new musical Adding Machine
by Chicago born composer Joshua Schmidt,
directed by award winning
young director Josh
Kate began her career in the nineties as an opera singer in Germany, performing under her mothers maiden family Croatian name Radmilovic.
Kate took on repertory style house contracts at the Osnabrueck Opera House and St Gallen Opera House
whilst guesting in Dortmund, Eutin, Heidelberg and Oberammergau with diverse roles such as Mozart's
Vitellia, Donna Elvira, Susannah, and Koenigin der Nacht, Verdi's Violetta, Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Mimi and Musetta, Nicholais' Frau Fluth, Tchakovskys Tatijana, Weber's Agathe, Henze's The English Cat, and Lady Billows in Britten's Albert Herring.
She received particular success in comedy with the alternative cabaret Travaita in 7 mins playing Christine written and directed by Franziska Severin at the St Gallen Studios.
Kate won the Public Prize for the Robert Stolz Operetta competition in Hamburg in 2002 and here began her love of Operetta where she played Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow at the Osnabrueck State Theatre, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and Lisa in Land des Laechelns alongside Sylva Varescu in Kalmann's Czardas Fuerstin at the St Gallen Opernhaus.
Mrs Zero powers the opening,
her singing deploring her unhappy life and worthless husband stark, challenging and in-yer-face in this tiny space, her emotional expression transcending what language alone can communicate"
Judi Herman - jewishrenaissance.org.uk
"Opposite him as the nagging
wife is Milner-Evans, whose opening aria, ‘Something to Be Proud of’, is one of the most intense five minutes I’ve heard sung on stage – relentless, comical and characterful. Wonderful"
Craig Glenday -
- Oct 3rd 2016
"It starts with an
anguished number for Mrs Zero
(Kate Milner-Evans, excellent)" Dominic Maxwelll - the Times
Oct 4th 2016
"...possess a "Slavic" sounding soprano with a lightly metallic colouring and a free upper register...
(Tatijana) Opernwelt 2001
"...with a high, always powerful, soprano, and forceful characterisation... Radmilovic's
stage presence, never for a moment constrained, holds her audience spellbound until the 'final breath'..." (Violetta) Die Glocke - 1999
"Kate Milner-Evans is
vocally stunning as his
harshly nagging wife "
Ian foster - London Theatre
1 - Oct 1st 2016
"Displaying a great stage presence" Neue Zuricher Zeitung - 1996
“Kate Milner Evans is touching
as a spurned older woman… Evans and Neyman share the show’s high spot, Evans with the plaintive “Evening in Summer”… one is reminded of that touch of magic that can be provided
by musical comedy at its best.” - Classical source 2014
"ground down by his formidably nagging wife, Mrs Zero (Kate Milner-Evans, combining the looks of Garbo with a voice from Schoenberg and Strauss, making her anything but a good match for her spouse)"
Julian Eaves - britishmusicaltheatre.com. Oct 3rd 2016
"...with impressive work from Kate Milner-Evans as Mrs Zero" Henry Hitchings - Evening Standard Oct 5th 2016
BIO IN GERMAN
In 2008 Kate returned to the UK to play the role of Carlotta in
Phantom of the Opera at Her Majestys, London's West End. Although she then went on to play Freia in Das Rheingold in the Wagner's Ring at the renowned Longborough Opera Festival, in 2013 kate decided a change in career path into Musical Theatre as a character actress and singer.
She was delighted
to play the comic role of Gemma
in the new 70's musical Jackie, at the
Gardyne Theatre Dundee, her first
Actor-museo production and this was followed
by the cabaret singer Rita Marbury in the Ace of Clubs at the Union Theatre London.
She originated the role of Mirele in the Rock opera Soviet Zion directed by Bronagh Lagen and written by Katy Lipson/Giles Howe - Aria Entertainment productions and then went on
to be part of the Bill Kenwright
Sound of Music Tour as
In contrast to her work in musical theatre she has been part of Eve Enslers "Vagina Monologues" at the Rose Lipmann Building and was part of the Womens festival at the Tristan Bates in new writing directed by Jessica Ruano.
"Kate Milner-Evans gives a scene-stealing turn as pompous Madame Barbier"
The Braille Legacy
British Theatre Westend reviews
April 24th 2017