'Cats' Musical Wiki

The makeup used by performers in Cats is absolutely essential to the transformation of the human face into a Cat. The most common makeup designs, as used in the Cats Video, are by Karen Dawson, who worked on many UK-based productions. Nancy Powell worked on the designs used in the US tours, Candace Carell worked on the original Broadway production.

Interviews and Stage By Stage Links

Often when journalists see "Behind the scenes" on Cats they watch a performer applying their makeup, while interviewing them.

Makeup Design Charts

Makeup Product References

Backstage photos that include the range of products used by the professional casts.

Makeup Application Collages

When you are studying a makeup design independently, it can be very useful to see how a range of performers have interpreted the same basic design. Rather than scrolling through a dozen different photos, these collages bring together several different interpretations in one image.