Kathleen Gati of ‘General Hospital’ talks about her 2023 in-person and virtual fan events

Kathleen Gati of 'General Hospital'
Kathleen Gati of 'General Hospital.' Photo Credit: ABC, Christine Bartolucci

Two-time Emmy-nominated actress Kathleen Gati chatted with #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos about her upcoming fan events, which will take place in-person and via Zoom.

She is known for her portrayal of Dr. Liesl Obrecht on “General Hospital.”

On May 6, she will be a part of a private dinner in Philandelphia, along with Charles Shaughnessy and Marcus Coloma. To learn more about this event, click here. On the following day, she will be at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Pt. Pleasant Beach, New Jersey (from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

“I have the good fortune to do two very fun events with two of my favorite actors, Charles Shaughnessy and Marcus Coloma! May 6th we will be spending some quality time with each and every one of our beloved and loyal General Hospital fans at a private and delicious dinner in Philadelphia at La Famiglia Ristorante, then Saturday morning, May 7th the three of us will be at Uncle Vinnies Comedy Club in Point Pleasant, New Jersey for a fun event with our amazing ‘General Hospital’ fans, answering your questions, autographing and taking photos with each of you,” Gati said.

“I had the fantastic opportunity to work with both Marcus and Charles on their first days on the set,” Gati said. “Marcus did an amazing job as Nikolas Cassadine. Stepping into someone else’s shoes is never an easy task and he did a brilliant job. And you all fell in love with him as did we. Plus, he was so great to work with. I won’t forget his kindness, humbleness and wonderful talent.” 

“Charles was sheer joy to have as a partner,” she said. “Charles is the consummate professional, easy to work with and brings so much to his colleagues and to each scene. And what a brilliant actor he is! I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with him. Just because currently these two may not be on screen, you never say ‘never’”’ on a soap nor say the word ‘dead.’ I look forward to working with these two in the future, on ‘General Hospital’ or on another show. Meanwhile I will miss them both terribly, and I truly wish them well,” she elaborated. 

On May, 21, she will be partaking in the virtual fan event “Spring Cuisine with Kathleen Gati,” where she will be back in her kitchen. “I will be doing my Gati’s Kitchen Zoom event May 21. Cooking up and baking some more special recipes from my restaurant and bakery I had in Europe. Plus of course, sharing stories and answering any questions you may have. I love my Zoom events because I get to meet some of you who can’t make it to one of our in-person events. And you get an invitation into my home and kitchen. Sometimes a special guest shows up too, including my husband who may pop in for a sample,” said.

Speaking of “General Hospital,” the show just celebrated its 60th birthday. “I’ve been part of this incredible soap opera legacy for over ten years! We are like a giant family, and have grown up with the fans and viewers together, going through thick and thin with you all. I share this history and incredible honor with you, our fans,” she exclaimed.

For her dedicated fans, Gati said, “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your love and support! Without you all, ‘General Hospital’ would not be here anymore. And truly you are all the best part of this show and our jobs! Limited tickets to my two in-person events and my Zoom are available on the Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club website.”

To learn more about Kathleen Gati, follow her on Instagram and Twitter.