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Katherine Howard was Queen of England from 1540 to 1541 due to her marriage to King Henry VIII. She was his fifth wife and was succeeded by Catherine Parr. She is currently being played by Tsemaye Bob-Egbe in the West End production of Six the Musical, and by Samantha Pauly in the Broadway production. In the original cast recording, her role was played by Aimie Atkinson.

Cast[]

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Debut Order[]

First Principal Performance First Swing Performance Final Performance Emergency Covers
Annabel Marlow 31 July 2017 14 October 2017
Aimie Atkinson 18 December 2017 13 October 2019
Grace Mouat 11 August 2018 1 August 2019
Vicki Manser 15 October 2019 7 March 2019 6 March 2022 21 December 2019
Samantha Pauly 14 May 2019 Ongoing
Courtney Mack 25 June 2019 18 November 2019 Ongoing
Alicia Corrales-Connor 6 September 2019 23 January 2020
Courtney Stapleton 8 September 2019 12 September 2019
Collette Guitart 15 September 2019 11 November 2021
Zara MacIntosh 19 October 2019 12 November 2021 15 September 2019
Bryony Duncan January 2020 23 September 2019 6 November 2021
Jodie Steele 24 October 2019 14 March 2020
Georgia Carr 17 November 2019 11 March 2020
Mallory Maedke 15 November 2019 Ongoing
Jennifer Caldwell 16 November 2019 12 February 2022
Hana Stewart 5 December 2019 4 July 2021
Courtney Monsma 4 January 2020 5 March 2020
Sophie Isaacs 21 January 2020 14 November 2021
Elizabeth Walker 19 February 2020 2020
Lori McLare 26 February 2020 26 February 2020
Rebecca Wickes 13 March 2020 14 March 2020
Natalie Pilkington 10 July 2021 Ongoing
Artemis Chrisoulakis 28 September 2021 Ongoing
Brianna Mooney 26 October 2021 13 January 2022
Ellie Sharpe 10 November 2021 Ongoing
Tsemaye Bob-Egbe 16 November 2021 Ongoing
Danielle Rose 21 November 2021 Ongoing
Ashlee Waldbauer 22 November 2021 Ongoing
Esme Rothero 26 November 2021 Ongoing
Chelsea Dawson 19 December 2021 Ongoing
Karis Oka 16 January 2022 Ongoing
Chiara Assetta 30 January 2022 Ongoing
Harriet Watson 30 January 2022 9 March 2022
Roxanne Couch 5 March 2022 Ongoing
Jaina Brock-Patel 10 March 2022 Ongoing
Abigail Heilman 12 March 2022 Ongoing
Rachel Rawlinson 17 March 2022 Ongoing
Leesa Tulley 17 March 2022 Ongoing
Didi Romero 29 March 2022 Ongoing
Harriet Caplan-Dean 27 April 2022 Ongoing


Trivia[]

  • Katherine was the younger first cousin of Anne Boleyn.
    • Katherine's father, Edmund Howard, was the brother of Anne's mother, Elizabeth Howard.
    • The two cousins shared the same fate: both were executed by beheading. Though the standard perception is that both were executed for having extramarital affairs during their reigns, adultery was not a capital crime.[1] Instead, both were executed for committing treason: Anne for mentioning the king's death, and Katherine for failing to disclose her previous sexual history.
      • In order to have Katherine executed, Parliament passed an act of attainder that required a queen consort to disclose her past sexual history to the king within twenty days of their marriage. If she failed to do so, it was considered to be treason and was punishable by death. This law made Katherine unequivocally guilty.
    • Even though the two were cousins, they never actually met in person; this is likely due to the facts that Anne was around 15 years older than Katherine and Katherine's family was significantly poorer than Anne's.
    • Both cousins were also second cousins of Jane Seymour.
  • It is said that Katherine's favourite animals were dogs.
  • Katherine was Henry's youngest wife; she was around 17 years old when she married him.
    • Henry was at least 30 years older than Katherine when they married.
  • Katherine was friends with Anna of Cleves. She came to court to serve Anna, who only reigned for six months.
  • For swings and alternates that have two first covers, the role of Katherine Howard is most often paired with that of Catherine of Aragon or Anne Boleyn.
    • For swings and alternates that have three first covers, the role is most often paired with that of Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour, or Jane Seymour and Catherine Parr.
  • In the musical, Katherine's 'queenspirations' were Ariana Grande and Britney Spears.
  • In an Instagram story, Toby Marlow stated that if Six were to be made into a movie, he would like either Miley Cyrus or Ariana Grande to play Katherine.[2]
  • The 'K' choker that Katherine wears in the show is likely to be a reference to how she calls herself "K Howard" in Ex-Wives. It is also likely referencing how she was beheaded, similarly to Anne Boleyn's 'B' choker.
  • The high ponytail worn by actresses who play Katherine is inspired by Ariana Grande's signature high ponytail hairstyle.

Gallery[]

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"But I didn't look as good as I did in my pic..."
To view the Katherine Howard gallery, click here.

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