Cats under the Jellicle Moon

Grizabella Facts & Fancies

Here's what the name Grizabella means according to the Kabalarians Thanks to Michaela for the beautiful portrait.

Grizabella fan art Your first name of Grizabella has made you happiest when you are expressing in some creative, artistic way, and not conforming to strict routine. In a large group of comparative strangers, you are quiet and rather shy, unable to express yourself, not really wanting to become involved in conversation. On the other hand, among friends with whom you feel at ease, you are expressive, witty, and quite charming. These contrasting natures make it difficult for people to understand you and can lead to friction in your personal life. You are deep, philosophical, and refined, but your extremely sensitive nature causes you to become depressed and self-pitying over any real or imagined slight. If you are not careful, people take advantage of your generous nature. You find the beauties of nature, fine music, art, and literature--all the deeper things of life--inspiring. The reserved, sensitive side of your nature brings aloneness and friction into your life, although you crave affection and understanding. You must guard against emotional excesses, which could result in depletion of energy, creating a desire for quick-energy foods. You could suffer through skin irritations, blood conditions, back trouble, and later, through arthritis. Heart, lung, or bronchial weaknesses could also result.

David Counterman is a puppeteer and a CATS fan.
He designed and made this adorable Grizabella puppet himself.

Grizabella the puppet

The beautiful tribute to Grizabella pictured below was created by Robert Methany, one of a series of 99 sculptures
"infamous babes, chicks, dames, dolls, and/or statues of liberty and freedom"
soon to be on his web site She is 22 inches high made of clay and wool.

I'm looking for Griz fan art! If you've done a portrait of Grizabella and would like it displayed here, please e-mail me at Thanks :-)

Some of the actresses who have played Grizabella
Loni Ackerman (Broadway)
Linda Balgord (Broadway)
Laurie Beechman (US Tour & Broadway)
Andrea Bögel (Hamburg)
Debbie Bryne (Australia)
Betty Buckley (Broadway)
Liz Callaway (Broadway)
Denise DiRenzo (Broadway)
Cornelia Drese (Hamburg, Berlin)
Colleen Fitzpatrick (Broadway)
Rosemary Ford (London)
Chrissie Hammond (London)
Delia Hannah (Australia)
Jessica Hendy (US Tour)
Janet Hubert (Broadway)
Finola Hughes (London)
Lizzie Kurtz (Hamburg)
Jodie Langel (US Tour)
Diane Langton (London)
Stephanie Lawrence (London)
Jeanne Lovullo (Broadway)
Donna Marshall Lee (US Tour)
Gay Marshall (Paris)
Aeva Mae (London)
Angelika Milster (Vienna)
Bronwyn Mulcahy (Hamburg)
Elaine Paige(London)
Mercedes Perez (Broadway)
Tracy Plester (understudy, European tour)
Nicole Sieger (Hamburg, Stuttgart)
Nadja Solovieva (Hamburg)
Natalie Toro (Broadway)
Sally Ann Triplett (London)
Mariela Jacobo Velazquez (Mexico)

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Cats the musical © The Really Useful Group Ltd.
Musical score by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Thanks to Julia for her help in identifying some of the German Grizabellas.

Meditative Cat graphics & all text descriptions © 2000 Patricia Canivan