Got Talent: Kathleen Kane is at Home on the Stage

1.5 min read| Published On: April 1st, 2024|

By Cynthia McFarland

Got Talent: Kathleen Kane is at Home on the Stage

1.5 min read| Published On: April 1st, 2024|

Music has always been part of Kathleen Kane’s life.

From singing in church to appearing on local television to performing in school and church productions, Kathleen made the most of her talents from a young age.

Born in Philadelphia, she’s lived in Florida since 1997.

She’s always been an entertainer, and with her vocal range of contralto to soprano, there’s really no musical genre she can’t sing.

She’s done off-Broadway, including her one-woman show, “Kathleen Kane: Here I Am.” Her voice landed her a house gig with Disney singing jazz. She sang country at SeaWorld and performed with the band Katie Bar the Door in The Villages.

In addition to entertaining full time, she was with The Villages’ radio station WVLG from 2008 to 2021, first as a DJ, and then as a manager. Her powerful voice has also benefited voiceovers for videos and Powerpoint presentations.

As an actress, she’s appeared in many productions, including with Maestro Bill Doherty’s Central Florida Lyric Opera Company. Kathleen has performed at The Sharon Morse Performing Arts Center, the Savannah Center, and Villages’ Town Squares.

One of her favorite gigs is singing the national anthem at events around Central Florida each year.

But performing in church holds a special place in her heart.

“I do love singing in church and that’s where I started,” says Kathleen, who continues to sing solos and cantor (lead music) in her church. “I feel very blessed that I am able to entertain and sing. I love the people I perform for.”

Whether she’s performing solo or with her band, Kathleen Kane and the 007 Band, the stage feels like home.

When she’s not under the lights, you’ll find her hanging out with her animals at home. She’s an avid rider and has had horses since she was 12. She rides for fun and competes in local shows.

Kathleen lives south of Ocala, in Candler, with her “kids” — three dogs, three horses and “Oliver,” the 30-year-old scarlet Macaw she’s had since he hatched.

Catch her performances at Glenview Country Club and Redsauce restaurant in The Villages every month, at The Yellow Pony at World Equestrian Center, and at On Top of the World in Ocala May 17-18 and on July 3.

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