Cuban-American singer, songwriter, opera & theatre performer

Photo by Javier Contreras

About Catherine

Catherine Magarino is a Cuban-American artist based in Miami, FL, USA. She is an active singer, songwriter, actor, and producer in the realms of opera, musical theatre, pop, and contemporary Christian music.

Professional Background

Catherine Magarino as Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 2021

Catherine's professional career began in 2019 with Magic City Opera as the Sandman & Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel. Her musical theatre credits include Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, for which she was nominated for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards as Best Performer and Best Supporting Performer in a Musical, respectively. She is currently nominated for 2023 Awards as Best Supporting Performer in a Musical for her role as Mrs. Phelps in Matilda the Musical. Other highlights include originating the role of Maria Elena Santos in Always Remember, the 2022 World Premiere musical about the Cuban-American experience by Marilyn Morales.

Musical Journey

A songwriter since the age of 6, Catherine released her first single "Dear Moon" onto streaming platforms in July 2021. She continues to release music, streamed in over 70 countries across platforms like Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music. Other popular singles include "The Story of You and Me" and "Jeep Wrangler." She prides herself in creating and directing her own music videos and social media content, believing in the power of an audio-visual experience to reach the modern listener. Her solo and collaborative songwriting catalog of over 35 works spans genres including dance-pop, country, and contemporary Christian. Her most recent release, a 5-song EP titled "Petal Lips, Icy Eyes," is entirely self-written, produced, and recorded.

Cover art for "Petal Lips, Icy Eyes," photo by Sebastian Hernandez

Other Ventures

Catherine's artistic journey has also ventured into the realms of film and voiceover/dubbing work. She has been honored to work with such directors as Edson Jean, Yennifer Behrens, and Latin GRAMMY Award-nominated producer, Arturo Cabrera Brambilla.

Educational Achievements

MBA Graduation, December 2022

Catherine is a proud alumna of Florida International University, and holds a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Vocal Performance and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) specializing in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, showcasing her dedication to artistic and business pursuits.

Recognition and Features

Catherine has been featured in Voyage MIA, SHOUTOUT MIAMI, and Canvas Rebel as one of Miami's most inspiring stories.

Current Dreams (as of December 2023)

Currently, Catherine is an active member of The Corner Collective, a songwriting collective based out of First United Methodist Church of Miami. Founded in 2023, the collective aims to present innovative and progressive worship music reflective of Miami's diverse culture. She is also the upcoming soprano soloist for Handel's Messiah, presented by the Miami Oratorio Society. In addition to her performances, Catherine has been involved with the non-profit organization Mind&Melody since 2017. She aligns with their mission of bringing music to older adults experiencing Alzheimer's/dementia, children with special needs, and their caregivers.

Her plans for 2024 are promising as she continues to dedicate herself to recording, releasing, and performing her original music.

Stay Connected

Be sure to follow Catherine through her website and connect on socials for the latest updates.

"I truly believe my artistry is a divine gift meant for me to help, heal, and connect with people. I feel like I'm just getting started, and nothing excites me more than the idea of continuing to create impactful music that can connect me with those who need it most."