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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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of DJC Productions' RUTHLESSPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of DJC Productions' RUTHLESS
Posted: Apr. 22, 2018


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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


BWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National TourBWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National Tour
Posted: Nov. 15, 2017


BWW Interview: Karen Ziemba of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS TourKaren Ziemba of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Tour
Posted: Nov. 14, 2017


BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at Imprint TheatreworksBWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at Imprint Theatreworks
May 6, 2018

Marking the musical debut of Dallas' hottest new theatre company, Imprint Theatreworks' MURDER BALLAD opened last weekend in an intimate, in-your-face presentation. It's an edgy, racy immersive rock show, and whether or not the style matches your taste, the impressive cast is not to be missed.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Music Hall At Fair ParkBWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Music Hall At Fair Park
April 29, 2018

Nearly two hundred years ago, a small, two-day revolution in Paris (The June Rebellion of 1832) brought together crowds of students and working-class French citizens who could no longer stay silent and were prepared to fight to the deaths over working wages and conditions. And, whether you're familiar with this story or not, there's never been a better time to 'hear the people sing' than in the exuberant revival tour of the Broadway staple, LES MISERABLES, now on stage at The Music Hall at Fair Park.

L.I.P Service's MARAT/SADE Continues through May 6thL.I.P Service's MARAT/SADE Continues through May 6th
April 26, 2018

L.I.P Service's MARAT/SADE Continues through May 6th

Shelby-Martin, Lorentzen, and Pine to Lead the Cast of GYPSY at The Firehouse TheatreShelby-Martin, Lorentzen, and Pine to Lead the Cast of GYPSY at The Firehouse Theatre
April 23, 2018

This Summer, The Firehouse Theatre will present the famous musical fable GYPSY from May 31st-June 17th, directed by Derek Whitener, with musical direction by John Norine Jr. and choreography by Kyle Christopher West. Marilyn Setu serves as assistant director; Kim Velten will stage manage; Costume Design is by Victor Newman Brockwell.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of DJC Productions' RUTHLESSPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of DJC Productions' RUTHLESS
April 22, 2018

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of DJC Productions' RUTHLESS

Photo Flash: A NEW BRAIN at OhLook Performing Arts CenterPhoto Flash: A NEW BRAIN at OhLook Performing Arts Center
April 20, 2018

A NEW BRAIN opens this weekend at OhLook Performing Arts Center with performances Friday, April 20th @ 7:30, Saturday, April 21st at 7:30, Sunday, April 22nd at 2:30, Friday, April 27th @ 7:30, Saturday, April 28th @ 7:30 and Sunday, April 29th at 2:30.

Circle Theatre Announces Finalists and Semi-Finalists for 2018 High School Playwriting ProjectCircle Theatre Announces Finalists and Semi-Finalists for 2018 High School Playwriting Project
April 17, 2018

Circle Theatre is pleased to announce the four finalists and four semi-finalists plays in the annual High School Playwriting Project.

'Beautiful' Trans Singer-Songwriter Anessa Marie Takes the Stage at The Green Room 42'Beautiful' Trans Singer-Songwriter Anessa Marie Takes the Stage at The Green Room 42
April 12, 2018

[Click and drag to move] Singer-songwriter Anessa Marie and Danny Bristoll along with fellow members of the New York theater and jazz communities are proud to bring the music and lyrics of Anessa Marie to The Green Room 42! Directed and produced by Anessa Marie and Danny Bristoll, Beautiful: the Music and Lyrics of Anessa Marie is a celebration of identity, love, and life through the eyes and heart of a trans woman in today's society. Featuring a full jazz ensemble and music influenced by both jazz and musical theater, Anessa's unique voice offers a raw and unsung exploration of gender identity and the joys and sorrows of transitioning both physically and emotionally in America today. Featuring never before heard songs by an up-and-coming New York composer, this evening promises to speak to anyone who has juggled finding the beauty and love within themselves and the strength to be yourself unabashedly. Beautiful: The Music & Lyrics of Anessa Marie debuts Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 9:30 PM at The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth Ave (4th Floor inside YOTEL) in New York City. Tickets and more information can be found at www.anessamarie.com.

A NEW BRAIN Sails Into OhLook Performing Arts Center This AprilA NEW BRAIN Sails Into OhLook Performing Arts Center This April
April 6, 2018

A NEW BRAIN is the energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about composer Gordon (inspired by Finn) during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses and awakes in the hospital. Fearing he will die with his greatest songs still inside of him, he begins writing the songs from his hospital bed, amidst several hallucinations featuring various people whom he has encountered. The score contains musical theatre staples 'Sailing,' 'The Music Still Plays On,' 'Change,' and 'Heart and Music.'

BWW Review: WAITRESS at Music Hall At Fair ParkBWW Review: WAITRESS at Music Hall At Fair Park
April 3, 2018

At first glance (or at least throughout the first act), Broadway's hit musical WAITRESS, which opened last week at the Musical Hall at Fair Park, seems to be sugar-coated and overstuffed. With its country-pop tunes and slow-but-sweet pacing, the first course lacks substance, instead offering just enough fluff to spoil your appetite. But, when the second portion is finally served, a meatier musical unfolds full of heart.

DFW Music Director Launches Audition Coaching ProgramDFW Music Director Launches Audition Coaching Program
April 3, 2018

What's the best way to banish audition jitters? By being prepared and confident. Rebecca Lowrey can determine exactly what you need to show in an audition so that all you have to worry about is looking great (and fighting traffic). But first, an important distinction: A vocal coach is not the same as a voice teacher. Traditional voice lessons work best on a consistent, long-term schedule, while Rebecca's audition prep session can fit into your schedule on an as-needed basis. All experience levels are welcome.

Casting Announced for LITTLE WOMEN at The Firehouse TheatreCasting Announced for LITTLE WOMEN at The Firehouse Theatre
March 12, 2018

Based on the beloved story written by Louisa May Alcott, the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid musical life in Little Women, the Musical. The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters -- Meg, the oldest, a romantic, the spirited and tomboyish Jo, sweet and loving Beth, and artistic, playful Amy -- live in Concord, Massachusetts with their Marmee while their father is on the battlefield. Filled with adventure (both lived and imagined), heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these 'Little Women' to find their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that 'sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.'

Casting Announced for MEMPHIS at Music Theatre Of DentonCasting Announced for MEMPHIS at Music Theatre Of Denton
March 9, 2018

From the underground dance clubs of 1950's Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves - filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and two 2015 Olivier Awards, Memphis features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6th.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! at Music Hall At Fair ParkBWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! at Music Hall At Fair Park
March 5, 2018

I'm not sure that Broadway, or anyone for that matter, was asking for a jukebox musical about Gloria and Emilio Estefan's lives to take the stage in 2015, but after the success of musicals about Carole King (BEAUTIFUL) and recording industry legend Berry Gordy (MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL), I suppose you can't blame the pair (along with book writer Alexander Dinelaris) for trying. But, despite the handful of toe-tapping tunes, ON YOUR FEET! barely jumps off the page.

BWW Interview: Dylis Croman of CHICAGO at Bass Performance HallBWW Interview: Dylis Croman of CHICAGO at Bass Performance Hall
February 6, 2018

When CHICAGO last toured through town, I had the pleasure of speaking with Broadway's Dylis Croman, who returns to the national tour of CHICAGO next week, as the fame-obsessed merry murderess, Roxie Hart. With five Broadway shows under her belt, and several national tours, Ms. Croman returns to Texas, having graduated from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Ms. Croman is also no stranger to the musical CHICAGO; she's performed in the show alongside the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus, Bebe Neuwirth, Kara DioGuardi and John O'Hurley, to name a few.

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Uptown PlayersBWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Uptown Players
February 4, 2018

Before American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance opened a window into entertainment industry auditions, it was Broadway's A CHORUS LINE that was inviting audiences behind the curtain for a raw glimpse into the life of aspiring performers. And, just as the original 1975 New York production took the city by storm, Uptown Players' sharp staging managed to become the talk of the town in their fleeting mounting of the show. Twenty of Dallas' best dancers (plus a few out-of-towners) brought the show to life with passion, poise, and precision.

BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour Presented by Dallas Summer MusicalsBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals
January 26, 2018

When THE COLOR PURPLE opened on Broadway in 2005 it was well received, thanks in large part to the support of producing partner Oprah Winfrey, whose performance in the film twenty years earlier earned her an Academy Award nomination. The show left New York on a high note in 2008 and continued to tour through three separate national tours for several years. Flash forward to 2015, and a new interpretation of the Broadway musical has made its way back to the Great White Way. And amongst the relevant #metoo movement, the compelling story of THE COLOR PURPLE sings louder and prouder today than ever.

BWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS at Lyric StageBWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS at Lyric Stage
January 24, 2018

For only four performances last weekend, the two-person musical DADDY LONG LEGS crawled in and out of the Majestic Theatre as Lyric Stage's third production of the 2017-2018 season. And although the production wasn't much larger than a postage stamp, it was a theatrical love letter full of charm.

Photo Flash: DADDY LONG LEGS at Lyric StagePhoto Flash: DADDY LONG LEGS at Lyric Stage
January 19, 2018

Lyric Stage's regional premiere of DADDY LONG LEGS stars Samantha McHenry, last seen at Lyric Stage as Diana Deveraux in OF THEE I SING, as Jerusha and Lyric Stage favorite Christopher J. Deaton, most recently Captain Phoebus in THE HUNCH BACK OF NOTRE DAME, as Jervis. Rick Estes directs the production with music direction by Scott Eckert. Scenic design is by Randel Wright and lighting design is by Julie Simmons. DADDY LONG LEGS runs January 19-21, 2018 at the Majestic Theatre. Performances are January 19-20 at 7:30 p.m and January 20-21 at 2:30 p.m.

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.



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