Kathleen Rooney Faubel
Kathleen is delighted to be teaching at Weathervane! She has recently moved back home to northeast Ohio after over a decade of performing professionally in NYC and across the globe. She graduated from the Musical Theatre Program at Baldwin Wallace University and is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity Association. Kathleen recently appeared in the Broadway concert of Into the Woods as Sleeping Beauty/The Harp in NYC and has created original roles in Broadway musical labs and workshops in NYC and Off Broadway. She has performed in various NYC concerts at 54 Below, Le Poisson Rouge, and Don't Tell Mama. She is the face of "OLAY" skincare for an international commercial which was filmed in Iceland. You may have also spotted her on tv in Law and Order SVU or starring in commercials for Red Lobster, McAlister's Deli, and Axe Body Spray. She has performed as some of your favorite Disney Princesses including Belle in Beauty and the Beast in China for Disney and in several productions of Disney's The Little Mermaid as Ariel. Other favorite regional credits include Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Stages St. Louis, The Gateway Playhouse, Cain Park, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, and at the Tony Award Winning Goodspeed Opera House where she co- starred as Mallory Kingsley in City of Angels.
She has taught dance, voice and acting the past 4 years at a prominent performing arts studio just outside of New York City where she also directed and choreographed a number of musicals and revues including Shrek, The Little Mermaid, The Pajama Game, The Descendants, Annie Jr, and Spamalot. Her students have been accepted into musical theatre departments at Baldwin Wallace University, Boston Conservatory, Penn State, Florida State, Elon University, and Marymount Manhattan.
She's crazy about her studly husband Jarid, their sweet baby boy, Ben, and their two puggles (Maple and Bacon).