Cathy Schenkelberg, Shirley Anderson, Brett Newton

Author: Cathy Schenkelberg
Credits: Lifeline Theatre Chicago/ Hollywood Fringe

Cathy Schenkelberg is a Nebraska native and Chicago/LA-based actress, singer, and voiceover talent who has voiced campaigns for clients such as Sears, Kohl's, Applebee's and SC Johnson. Early on in Chicago, she's had roles in "Jacque Brel" , "Working" "Little Shop of Horrors", "Noises Off" and "Moms the Word" to name a few. Cathy was also Chrissy in the Midwest National Tour of "Hair." and Pepper the Clown on WGN's Bozo Show. She has worked as a dancer/singer at clubs and cruise ships - even impersonating Dolly Parton, Madonna and Marilyn Monroe (all at the same time). In her recent return to the stage, she had the good fortune to play Madame Thenardier in "Les Miz", Violet, Zuzu and Ma Hatch in "It's A Wonderful Life" and Sue Ellen in "Honky Tonk Angels" at Sierra Repertory Theatre in Sonora Ca. As well as Veronica in "God of Carnage" at American Stage in St Pete Fl. But it has been her work in Spoken-word at such venues as Write Club LA, Spark off Rose, Rant and Rave and Louder then a Mom where her one woman show, "Squeeze My Cans", was conceived. Cathy wants to thank the friends and family who tried to help when she was blind. The support and love from her daughter continues to motivate and inspire. Lastly, to those who've disconnected from Cathy and many others, she simply asks, "How is THAT spiritual freedom?" I hope this piece enlightens and educates many people. Go to for more information, future shows and fundraisers. Big thanks to Greenhouse Theater!


Shirley Anderson- Director


Brett Newton-