Kat originated the principal role of S'Wonderful in the 2022, four-time Drama Desk-nominated, Taylor Mac jazz-opera "The Hang" which sold out in its first week, and received Critic's Pick in the New York Times. The Hang is a ritual celebration of queerness, questions, and the eternity of a moment. Rooted in the jazz tradition and operatic form, it imagines the final hours of the life of Socrates, as he asks his friends to stay with him a while longer and to use every moment left to think on virtue. What transpires is a centuries-long communal consideration full of jazz, dance, debates and queer romps. The Hang features a book a lyrics by Taylor Mac, music by Matt Ray, with direction by Niegel Smith, and choreography by Chanon Judson.

The New York Times says, "At a time of loneliness and anxiety, ["The Hang"] extols and exemplifies one of theater's greatest virtues - communion".

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Notices Kat Received in "The Hang"

"Kat Edmonson delivers weightless, soaring scat arias"             - Vulture

"extraordinary artistry, like Kat Edmonson"                               - The New York Times

"Kat Edmonson emerges as the Teresa Stratus of off-off Broadway."                                                                                  - The Wrap

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Kat’s first love was dramatic arts. She was a natural from the start, starring as The White Queen in Mrs. Harris’s third grade class production of C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”. Many school plays later, a young-adult Kat moved to Austin, Texas where she became well-known for her singing. She eventually re-located to New York where she signed to a major label and enjoyed several years of making records and touring around the world. Then, one day, the singer found herself standing on a film set in a Schiaparelli-patterned gown in front of director Woody Allen. For Kat, it was as though all the lights had been turned on. In that moment, she felt she was exactly where she was supposed to be. The experience propelled her to turn her attention back to acting and she subsequently spent two years studying the craft at The William Esper Studio in New York City.