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    Posted April 27, 2017


A Historic 65-Year Backstage Tradition on Broadway


"The View From Here" is great for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Gypsy Robe® recipient, Katie Webber!

“The Gypsy Robe is magical! It symbolizes the commitment ensemble members have made to be the backbone of Broadway. To be included in something so deeply rooted in tradition and legacy is the highest honor. And, although it is awarded to one person per show, it represents all of us.”


Name: Katie Webber

Show: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Opening Night: April 23, 2017

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Broadway Debut: Wicked, 2005. I met some of my very best friends there! 

Professional Training: BA in Dance from San Jose State University. But my best training came from my hometown dance teacher Elaine McCarthy of Elaine's Dance Studio! 

Year Joined Equity: 2005

How I Got My Equity Card: “When I lived in California, I went (as a non-union member) to the ECC for Wicked in LA. Six months later I received a call that I got the job on Broadway and they would need me to start days later. I packed a suitcase, got on a plane, and never looked back! That's how I got my Equity card!”

Broadway Chorus Credits: I am currently in my 7th Broadway show.

Fun Fact: “I met the love of my life and am now a new mom! Our baby girl is almost 6 months old, and she is already a dual citizen of USA and Denmark!” 


Moments from the Gypsy Robe® Ceremony

Katie Webber does the ceremonial three laps around the stage.

Katie Webber with fellow cast members of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

View the full gallery of photos here!

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