"...some lovely small performances in a show that depends on them... especially, Kendal Hartse, whose character carries a weight that no band’s visit could offset."
-Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
"Kendal Hartse [is] excellent"
- Toronto Globe and Mail
"Hartse is an undeniably dynamic performer"
- The Denver Post
"...mesmerising...left me breathless..."
- Colorado Springs Gazette
"Hartse delivers [a] captivating and heartbreaking performance"
- MetroNorth Newspaper
Kendal Hartse has appeared on Broadway in Summer: the Donna Summer Musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. She toured the country as Iris in the first national tour of The Band's Visit directed by David Cromer, and Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret, originally directed by Sam Mendes. Other favorite projects include Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch , Baptista/Lucentio in Taming of the Shrew, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Polly in Crazy For You, and Nellie Collins in Floyd Collins.
Kendal has developed work at the Vineyard Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Stage and Film, Center Theatre Group, and The Julliard School. She has also performed in projects in development at the Drama League (The Adventures of Pericles, dir. Austin Regan), Columbia University at the Signature Theatre (Ming Peiffer's Usual Girls, dir. Kat Yen), Theatre Now New York (We Have Apples, dir. Gina Rattan), and New York University (dir. Estefania Fadul). Kendal stars in two web projects, This Is Not A Comedy (Such People Production) and Such Good Friends: A Tribute To Nichols and May.
Kendal received her B.F.A. from the Boston Conservatory and studied in New York City with Michael Howard.