Kether Donohue joins us on the red carpet at the Emmy® Creative Arts Awards. She comes with a strong background in television, theatre, and film. She is an actress, producer, director, and writer. Her performance in Grease Live as Jan provides comic relief.
Kether embraced her career from an early age growing up in New York. She attended a performing arts high school and graduated from Fordham University with a concentration in film. This training prepared her for each role she has undertaken.
Taking on the iconic role Jan in Grease Live took some time to create the character into a new modern role while capturing the essence of Jan. Kether states, “The directors provided an atmosphere for her to explore, make mistakes, and hone in on the character for this productions.” This allowed for Jan to come to life for a new generation.
Her career has spanned decades. She has worked with theatre allowing for her to interact with the audience and crew during a performance. She moved on to voiceover work. This took some time to get use to being alone in a room during a performance. Each role has provided insight to her next performance.
Her beauty in a Vivienne Westwood corset cocktail dress and Prada shoes grace the runway, but her intellect and passion to each role she embraces was clearly demonstrated. She can be seen in You’re the Worst on FX Networks.
Grease Live was awarded 5 Emmys for: Outstanding Lighting Design Lighting Direction For A Variety Special, Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, video control for a limited series, movie, or special, Outstanding Special Class Program, Outstanding Directing A Variety Special, and Outstanding Production Design For A Variety Nonfiction Event Or Award Special.
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