Kyle Christopher West

Kyle Christopher West

Kyle Christopher West is obsessed with the arts. Growing up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Kyle trained as a gymnast and dancer where he performed across the East Coast in productions of West Side Story, Damn Yankees, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fame, Footloose and more. He began professionally choreographing summer stock musicals at the Cape's Academy Playhouse at only sixteen years old (working alongside director Kim Croker, sister of Broadway's Scott Ellis), and made his directorial debut with A Chorus Line just two years later.

Upon moving to New York City in 2004, Kyle continued his education working hands-on with various Broadway and off-Broadway productions. As a promotional marketing manager, Kyle worked under Broadway producer Barry Weissler (Chicago, Grease, Annie Get Your Gun) on the Christina Applegate revival of Sweet Charity, and for Ken Davenport (Spring Awakening, It's Only A Play, Godspell, 13) on his first New York productions. Kyle also worked closely with producer Tom D'Angora (Marvelous Wonderettes, Newsical) marketing Broadway's 42nd Street, Dracula, Little Women, Jersey Boys and Forbidden Broadway. Kyle spent his evenings working in various Broadway theatres on productions of Chicago, The Color Purple, A Chorus Line and Avenue Q, and he held management positions at Disney's New Amsterdam Theatre (Mary Poppins) and off-Broadway's I Love You Because.

Kyle has worked across the US as a producer, director, choreographer, costumer, scenic designer and production photographer. For his work, he has received many awards including the AriZoni Award of Excellence, MET Award, Annie Award, Bourne Actor's Award and BroadwayWorld Award, among others. Kyle relocated to Dallas, TX in 2014 and has recently been featured in a commercial for Ameican Airlines and in the 2017 marketing campaign for Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen. He is thrilled to promote Dallas and Fort Worth as a senior editor at BroadwayWorld.




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BWW Feature: DFW Fresh Faces of 2017BWW Feature: DFW Fresh Faces of 2017
Posted: Jan. 5, 2018


National Tour Dancers Recreate Famous Fred Estaire and Eleanor Powell VideoNational Tour Dancers Recreate Famous Fred Estaire and Eleanor Powell Video
Posted: Jan. 8, 2018


NYC Dancers Team Up For Winter Dance VideoNYC Dancers Team Up For Winter Dance Video
Posted: Jan. 3, 2018


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BWW Feature: 'Bang Bang' Music Video by 42ND STREET Tour Dancer ANDREW WINANSBWW Feature: 'Bang Bang' Music Video by 42ND STREET Tour Dancer ANDREW WINANS
Posted: May. 8, 2017


BWW Interview: The New Girl In Town: Taylor Quick of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Goodspeed MusicalsBWW Interview: Taylor Quick of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Posted: Jun. 13, 2017


Lyric Stage's DADDY LONG LEGS Open This Friday at the Majestic TheatreLyric Stage's DADDY LONG LEGS Open This Friday at the Majestic Theatre
January 16, 2018

Lyric Stage will produce the regional premiere of the new musical Daddy Long Legs at Dallas' historic Majestic Theatre.

National Tour Dancers Recreate Famous Fred Estaire and Eleanor Powell VideoNational Tour Dancers Recreate Famous Fred Estaire and Eleanor Powell Video
January 8, 2018

Elish Conlon (White Christmas Natl. Tour) and Tim Fuchs (42nd Street Natl. Tour) teamed up to recreate and film the Jukebox Dance from the classic movie Broadway Melody of the 1940's with Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell. With the help of Katharine Ponza (Tap dance faculty at Broadway Dance Center), Elish learned the dance and taught it to Tim. They both then re-imagined the dance to fit their original concept. This video is meant to honor the directors, performers, behind the scenes crew and highlight the brilliant choreography that made those movies magical. Filmed at the Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown NY. Elish, Tim, Sierra, and Tyler want wish everyone a Happy New year full of blessings!

BWW Feature: DFW Fresh Faces of 2017BWW Feature: DFW Fresh Faces of 2017
January 5, 2018

Our readers have spoken, and the winners of the 2017 BroadwayWorld Awards were announced earlier this week. We are thrilled to support and celebrate each and every one of the winners and nominees, and we're grateful for everyone who participated in the reader's choice voting process. We understand that the arts are not a competitive sport, but we're always happy to acknowledge local artists. This year, rather than picking my own pocketful of favorite performances, I'm exited to instead announce a handful of fresh faces I discovered in 2017 that I'm eager to see back onstage in 2018. Having lived in Dallas a mere three years, I frequently catch performers onstage for my first time, even if they've been long-term staples in our community. Who will I find this year? I can't wait!

NYC Dancers Team Up For Winter Dance VideoNYC Dancers Team Up For Winter Dance Video
January 3, 2018

Oren Korenblum and his dancers from O.K. Dance Company NYC put on their tap shoes and headed onto the cold New York City streets to create this epic dance video. The company is filled with some of the country's best tap dancers who have collectively appeared on Broadway, in several national tours, and in many of the best regional theatres across the U.S.

Announcing The Cast of A CHORUS LINE at Uptown PlayersAnnouncing The Cast of A CHORUS LINE at Uptown Players
December 6, 2017

Announcing The Cast of A CHORUS LINE at Uptown Players

The Firehouse Theatre Announces their 2018-2019 SeasonThe Firehouse Theatre Announces their 2018-2019 Season
November 22, 2017

The Firehouse Theatre Announces their 2018-2019 Season

BWW Review: God Help The HunchbackBWW Review: God Help The Hunchback
November 18, 2017

When your job is to share your honest feedback on local productions, the only thing more disappointing than delivering a negative review is having a poor audience experience. So, it is with regret that I share that THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Lyric Stage's first production of the 2018-2019 season, although it has some sweet sounding moments, rarely accomplishes more than testing the endurance of its ticket buyers.

Photo Flash: HUNCHBACK OF NORTE DAME at Lyric StagePhoto Flash: HUNCHBACK OF NORTE DAME at Lyric Stage
November 17, 2017

This weekend only, Lyric Stage will perform Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NORTE DAME. Andrew Keeler makes his Lyric Stage debut as Quasimodo with Catherine Carpenter Cox as Esmerelda and Christopher J. Deaton as Claude Frollo. roudning out the cast is Brandon McInnis as Clopin Trouillefou, Erica Peterman as Florika, James Williams as Father Dupin, Sarah Comley Caldwell, Amber Flores, Cora Grace Winstead, Katie Moyes Williams, Shannon Conboy, Brigitte Reinke, Madison Calhoun, Alyssa Barnes, Vivian Frederick, Nancy Lopez, Sarah Lapaz, Samantha Been, Amy Stevenson, Teresa Natera, Justin White, Scott Sutton, David Meglino, Jonathan McInnis, Christian Teague, Dominic Pecikonis, Rodney Morris, Quinn Moran, Kieran Hansen, Colin Phillips, Dylan Prentice, Aaron Bunnell, Austin Zhuang, Alex Beane, Trey Cardona, Trey Tolleson, Robert Twaddell, and Brandon Loera.

BWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National TourBWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National Tour
November 15, 2017

If you're dreaming of a White Christmas this holiday season, look no further than the stages of Texas. Now in its 17th year of spreading festive fun, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is the tap-tastic wintery classic that perfectly marries the famous 1954 film with all of your old-fashioned Broadway dreams. And, with tour stops in Fort Worth, Dallas and San Antonio (three of only six 2017 stops), Texas is in for one super sweet holiday treat.

BWW Interview: Karen Ziemba of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS TourBWW Interview: Karen Ziemba of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Tour
November 14, 2017

Not only does actress Karen Ziemba have a career for the history books, but her work in 2017 alone has been jam-packed with credits most performers would trade their career for. Since making her Broadway debut in A CHORUS LINE in 1975, Ms. Ziemba has worked steadily on the stages of New York, starring in everything from CRAZY FOR YOU to CONTACT to CURTAINS. Now back on the road in IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, I caught up with the actress about her transition from song-and-dance starlet to larger-than-life character roles.

BWW Review: EVITA at Casa Maņana
November 7, 2017

With a catalog full of hits like JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and CATS, Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musicals seem to polarize musical theatre fans into those who either love him or those who feel like he is a no-substance sellout. And, although I occasionally find his lyrics a tad trite, I'm a self-confessed sucker for larger-than-life females with big, sassy vibrato. So, despite a few structural defects, the thrilling score of EVITA is an epic win. And, with Casa's talented team at the helm, the current production packs a whole lot of punch.

Broadway's Leading Lady Mamie Parris Inspires Thousands to Follow Their DreamsBroadway's Leading Lady Mamie Parris Inspires Thousands to Follow Their Dreams
November 6, 2017

Broadway's Leading Lady, Mamie Parris will teach and perform with top theatre students in the state of Texas during the annual Texas Thespians State Festival in November. Nearly 8,000 high school theatre students will emerge on Dallas, Texas to attend the Festival. The festival is currently the second largest state gathering of high school theatre students in the United States.

BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Uptown PlayersBWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Uptown Players
October 22, 2017

The 1997 British comedy film THE FULL MONTY was such a surprise hit, winning four Academy Awards on this side of the pond, that it was no shock to see it musicalized on the Great White Way only three short years later. For Broadway, the setting had been relocated from Northern England to the Northeast U.S. (Buffalo, New York to be exact), and although the men's drawers continue to be removed, the humorous and heartfelt storyline remains faithfully intact. And fortunately, the same can be said of the current production Uptown Players, Dallas' favorite LGBT-focused theatre company who confidently bares it all for their eager audiences.

BWW Review: RENT at Bass Performance HallBWW Review: RENT at Bass Performance Hall
October 19, 2017

In the 20+ years that RENT has been impacting the theatre-loving world, views on AIDS, drug use, and acceptance of the LGBTQ community have shifted many welcomed steps forward, and recently trumped several steps backward. Although the topics of RENT may not have the original shock value they did upon the show's celebrated 1996 Broadway debut, the relatable characters and moving themes are timeless, even alongside the now dated giant JNCO jeans, frosted tipped hair and clunky Doc Martens. (Fashion was not the 90's best feature.)

PHOTO FLASH AND TICKET CONTEST: THE SECRET GARDEN at Brick Road TheatrePHOTO FLASH AND TICKET CONTEST: THE SECRET GARDEN at Brick Road Theatre
October 18, 2017

Visit BroadwayWorld Dallas & Fort Worth on Facebook today to enter to win a pair of tickets to Brick Road Theatre's production of THE SECRET GARDEN. THE SECRET GARDEN will be performed at The Courtyard Theater in Plano, October 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30, and 22, 28, 29 at 2:30

BWW Interview: Lyndie Moe of RENT at Bass Performance HallBWW Interview: Lyndie Moe of RENT at Bass Performance Hall
October 15, 2017

For most young actors, it takes many years of pounding the hot New York City pavement to catch their big break after college. And for many, that big break may never come. But just one year into her pursuit of a Bachelors of Fine Arts at Rider University, spunky songstress Lyndie Moe landed the dream of a lifetime: playing the iconic role of Maureen Johnson in the national tour of RENT. I caught up with Lyndie in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after only a few weeks on her journey with RENT, and although the professional credits on her resume may be few (for now), her dreams and dedication are clear!

PHOTO FLASH: Meet the Cast of SMU Family Weekend Musical's INTO THE WOODSPHOTO FLASH: Meet the Cast of SMU Family Weekend Musical's INTO THE WOODS
September 21, 2017

Over the river and through the woods we go! For the second year in a row, Southern Methodist University student organizations Program Council (PC) and SMU Student Theatre (SMUST) bring Family Weekend Musical to SMU's campus. The SMU PC and SMUST team that brought you the past three 24-Hour Musical shows will collaborate this fall to tackle Stephen Sondheim's critically acclaimed classic, Into the Woods.

BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE A-MEH-ZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Casa MananaBWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE A-MEH-ZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Casa Manana
September 14, 2017

Amazing is an adjective easily associated with Casa Manana's Broadway-caliber performances, especially considering their recent successes with WEST SIDE STORY, ROCK OF AGES, and notably their kick-ass apprentice production of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. But despite a top-notch production team and an infinitely skilled cast, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT doesn't quite live up to its title.

New Leads Make BEAUTIFUL Debut at Bass Performance HallNew Leads Make BEAUTIFUL Debut at Bass Performance Hall
September 12, 2017

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly welcomes the national tour of the Tony- and Grammy-winning musical Beautiful - The Carole King Musical to Bass Performance Hall September 12-17, 2017. Tickets are $50-$148.50 and are on sale NOW.

IMPRINT theatreworks Announces Their Inaugural SeasonIMPRINT theatreworks Announces Their Inaugural Season
August 29, 2017

IMPRINT theatreworks presents their Inaugural Season: Built for Longing. Built for Longing (a theme borrowed from a lyric in their first musical selection) is a Season that focuses on the internal desire for more and how it can unravel us. From needing to be on top, to fantasizing about a past lover, to starting a revolution, and to always wondering what it's like on the other side, Built for Longing features four emotionally honest, powerful, and driven pieces of theatre that will leave IMPRINT's audiences touched and excited for our vision.



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