Kate Shindle – star of the touring production of “Fun Home,” which plays from Nov. 29 to Dec. 11 at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre – has always been a bit of an overachiever.
After her junior year at Northwestern University, where she studied sociology and theater, she was crowned Miss America and toured the country for a year, stumping for her chosen cause: AIDS prevention and education. After returning to Northwestern to finish her program, she moved to New York and, within a year, earned a spot in a Broadway production (“Jekyll & Hyde”).
Since then, thanks to her immense talent and hard work, her career has continued to grow. She played Sally Bowles in “Cabaret,” both on tour and on Broadway; she played Elle Woods’ rival, Vivienne Kensington, as part of the original Broadway cast of “Legally Blonde: The Musical”; and she wrote a 2014 book titled “Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain.” READ THE REST HERE