Grammy nominated, multi-platinum songwriter, producer, and composer for television as well as one of Broadway’s top female conductors. Her songs have appeared on over 10 million records with artists from American Idol’s top selling worldwide sensation, DAUGHTRY to rock’s iconic SHINEDOWN, and can be heard all over the world, on radio, television, in feature films, video games and toys.
Kathy has worked on numerous Broadway shows, including conducting the Tony nominated “Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST”, “CITY OF ANGELS”, and “ROMANCE/ROMANCE” (music director, vocal & dance arrangements). She also co-orchestrated the Off-Broadway production which garnered two “Outer Critics Circle” awards for “Best Musical” and “Best Score”, and music directed the A&E television production of the show. Ms. Sommer has conducted songs for JEWEL’s Christmas CD “Let It Snow” and VANESSA WILLIAMS’ Academy Award winning single “Colors of the Wind”, and composed the music for the Off-Off Broadway show, “LONG ROAD HOME”.
A graduate of Yale University, Kathy is working on several new musicals, writing with top Billboard artists, and producing several young breakout artists. A member of ASCAP, The Songwriters Guild, The Dramatists Guild, and serves on the NY Chapter Board of Governors of The Recording Academy.