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Chilina Kennedy

 
Birth Place:
Canada
Bio:
Chilina Kennedy recently played Elle in the one-woman play The Human Voice (filmed for Toronto’s Ontario International College) and starred as Dina in the International Tour of The Band’s Visit opposite Sasson Gabay (Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award). Broadway: Carole King in Beautiful: The ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Canada

Bio:
Chilina Kennedy recently played Elle in the one-woman play The Human Voice (filmed for Toronto’s Ontario International College) and starred as Dina in the International Tour of The Band’s Visit opposite Sasson Gabay (Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award). Broadway: Carole King in Beautiful: The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Annie O'Brien
  [US Tour]
US Tour, 2021
Dina
  [Regional (US)]
A New Musical, 2018
Cindy
  [Off-Broadway]
All-Female Staged Reading, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company World Premiere, 2018
Binky
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Carole King [Replacement]
Carole King [Replacement]
Carole King [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Mary Magdalene
  [Toronto]
World Premiere, 2006
Ensemble
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2002
Sophie Sheridan

Photos

Matt Bogart, Kevin Dennis, John Dossett, Nathaniel Stampley, Chilina Kennedy, Joaquin Photo

Matt Bogart, Kevin Dennis, John Dossett, Nathaniel Stampley, Chilina Kennedy, Joaquina Kalukango, A.J. Shively, Sidney DuPont, Gabrielle McClinton and The Cast

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04/04/2022
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Chilina Kennedy

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Nathaniel Stampley, Chilina Kennedy, Joaquina Kalukango, A.J. Shively and Sidney DuPo Photo

Nathaniel Stampley, Chilina Kennedy, Joaquina Kalukango, A.J. Shively and Sidney DuPont

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Date:
04/04/2022
Chilina Kennedy and Joaquina Kalukango  Photo

Chilina Kennedy and Joaquina Kalukango

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Date:
04/04/2022
Matt Bogart, Kevin Dennis, John Dossett, Nathaniel Stampley, Chilina Kennedy, Joaquin Photo

Matt Bogart, Kevin Dennis, John Dossett, Nathaniel Stampley, Chilina Kennedy, Joaquina Kalukango, A.J. Shively, Sidney DuPont, Gabrielle McClinton and The Cast

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04/04/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Annie O'Brien

  [US Tour]
US Tour, 2021
Dina

  [Regional (US)]
A New Musical, 2018
Cindy

  [Off-Broadway]
All-Female Staged Reading, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company World Premiere, 2018
Binky

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Carole King [Replacement]

Carole King [Replacement]

Carole King [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Mary Magdalene

  [Toronto]
World Premiere, 2006
Ensemble

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2002
Sophie Sheridan

Chilina Kennedy Biography

Chilina Kennedy recently played Elle in the one-woman play The Human Voice (filmed for Toronto’s Ontario International College) and starred as Dina in the International Tour of The Band’s Visit opposite Sasson Gabay (Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award). Broadway: Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (over 1200 performances) and Mary Magdalene in Des McAnuff’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway: originated the role of Binky in Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz’s This Ain’t No Disco (Atlantic Theater Company). 1st National Tour: Sophie in Mamma Mia! Film: With Me (BravoFact, NY Shorts and Whistler Film Festivals). Selected Regional: Phoebe in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (CT and San Diego Critics' Circle Nominations), Evangeline in Evangeline (original production and album), Philia in Des McAnuff’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Toronto/Mirvish), Ross Petty’s Pantomime The Little Mermaid (Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award), three seasons at the Stratford Festival, three seasons at the Shaw Festival and The Lord of the Rings (World Premiere Mirvish/Toronto). Chilina is currently developing a show that she composed and co-wrote with Eric Holmes, Call It Love. She is also the Artistic Producer of Toronto’s Eclipse Theatre Company. www.chilinakennedy.com




Chilina Kennedy News

Listen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recordi Photo Listen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recording
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

You can now listen to “Let It Burn,” from the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording of Paradise Square, sung by the show’s remarkable Tony Award winning star, Joaquina Kalukango.

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Her PARADISE SQUARE Tony Awards Performance on TO Photo VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Her PARADISE SQUARE Tony Awards Performance on TODAY
by Michael Major - Jun 22, 2022

Joaquina Kalukango sat down with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss her acclaimed Tony Awards performance for Paradise Square. Kalukango also opened up about how her character of Nelly O'Brien in Paradise Square has helped her through an uncertain period in her life. Watch the new interview now!

Eclipse Theatre Co. Presents Original Canadian Song Cycle 'TIL THEN Photo Eclipse Theatre Co. Presents Original Canadian Song Cycle 'TIL THEN
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

Eclipse Theatre Company has announced the live presentation of 'TIL THEN, an original Canadian song cycle of 3 stories and 18 new songs by 24 writers including, Chantal Kreviazuk, Leslie Arden, Britta Johnson, Colleen & Akiva, Richard Ouzounian and many more.

The World's First LGBTQ+ Lullaby Album to Hold Pride Rally Fundraiser With Sutton Lee Photo The World's First LGBTQ+ Lullaby Album to Hold Pride Rally Fundraiser With Sutton Lee Seymour, Brita Filter & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

HUSH HK, The Ali Forney Center and BROADWAY RECORDS will host The Rainbow Lullaby’s album launch with a red carpet benefit for the Ali Forney Center on Monday, June 13th from 6-9pm.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of PARADISE SQUARE Perform 'Turn My Life Around' Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of PARADISE SQUARE Perform 'Turn My Life Around'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022

Paradise Square, which has been nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, has released an excerpt featuring Tony Award nominee Bill T. Jones’ exhilarating choreography for the show-stopping “Turn My Life Around.” 

LGBTQ+ Lullaby Album to Present Pride Rally Fundraiser With Sutton Lee Seymour, Brita Photo LGBTQ+ Lullaby Album to Present Pride Rally Fundraiser With Sutton Lee Seymour, Brita Filter, Jamie Cepero & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

HUSH HK, The Ali Forney Center and BROADWAY RECORDS will host The Rainbow Lullaby’s album launch with a benefit for the Ali Forney Center on Monday, June 13th from 6-9pm.

Student Blog: Another Opening of Another April Show Photo Student Blog: Another Opening of Another April Show
by Student Blogger: Emily Pugh - Apr 29, 2022

As the temperatures rise, the flowers bloom, and the days grow longer, we look forward to several exciting events that come with the beginning of Spring. In the case of the theatre community, theatre practitioners and fans alike are thrilled with the vast array of shows that are beginning their run on Broadway. Both theatre enthusiasts and critics alike flock to new shows, hoping to view an exciting production they will always remember. In turn, the actors, crew and creatives involved with these shows work tirelessly to open a production that will engage audiences and give themselves a sense of accomplishment. Although no shows opened during the Spring of 2021 due to the pandemic, April has already demonstrated that Broadway is back again with the opening of ten new productions! For those who have not been able to witness these productions yet, here is a quick recap of Broadway’s April 2022 openings.

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQ Photo VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

PARADISE SQUARE Will Release An Original Broadway Cast Recording This Spring Photo PARADISE SQUARE Will Release An Original Broadway Cast Recording This Spring
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

The new Broadway musical Paradise Square will produce an original Broadway cast recording, The cast and Broadway orchestra are gathering at Power Station at BerkleeNYC for four days of sessions. Get the school on the album's release. 

PARADISE SQUARE Will Now Resume Performances On Tuesday, April 19 Photo PARADISE SQUARE Will Now Resume Performances On Tuesday, April 19
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

The new Broadway musical Paradise Square will now resume performances on Tuesday, April 19 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), rather than Saturday, April 16 as previously announced. The change is due to additional COVID cases within the company.

Chilina Kennedy Videos

Listen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recordi VideoListen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recording
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

You can now listen to “Let It Burn,” from the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording of Paradise Square, sung by the show’s remarkable Tony Award winning star, Joaquina Kalukango.

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Her PARADISE SQUARE Tony Awards Performance on TO VideoVIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Her PARADISE SQUARE Tony Awards Performance on TODAY
by Michael Major - Jun 22, 2022

Joaquina Kalukango sat down with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on the TODAY Show this morning to discuss her acclaimed Tony Awards performance for Paradise Square. Kalukango also opened up about how her character of Nelly O'Brien in Paradise Square has helped her through an uncertain period in her life. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQ VideoVIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

VIDEO: On the Opening Night Red Carpet For PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: On the Opening Night Red Carpet For PARADISE SQUARE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2022

Paradise Square opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre last night, Sunday, April 3rd. BroadwayWorld was there on the red carpet, where our own Richard Ridge chatted with attendees.

VIDEO: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Gives Pre-Show Speech at PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Gives Pre-Show Speech at PARADISE SQUARE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2022

Paradise Square opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre last night, Sunday, April 3rd. Prior to the curtain rising, New York City Mayor Eric Adams made opening remarks onstage.

VIDEO: Watch the Opening Night Curtain Call at PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: Watch the Opening Night Curtain Call at PARADISE SQUARE
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 3, 2022

Broadway's Paradise Square opened tonight, Sunday, April 3rd, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

VIDEO: First Look at the Pre-Broadway Run of PARADISE SQUARE in Chicago VideoVIDEO: First Look at the Pre-Broadway Run of PARADISE SQUARE in Chicago
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2021

Paradise Square began its pre-Broadway engagement on November 2, at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 West Randolph Street). The production will conclude it's run later this week on December 5th. Check out all new video of in action!

VIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE
by BWW Staff - Oct 15, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to 'I'd Be A Soldier' from Paradise Square -which begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022.

VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Performs on Toronto's Breakfast Television VideoVIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Performs on Toronto's Breakfast Television
by Alan Henry - Oct 4, 2019

The first national tour of The Band's Visit is currently on stage at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre! Check out the cast performing music from the show!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE BAND'S VISIT on Tour VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At THE BAND'S VISIT on Tour
by Alan Henry - Jul 12, 2019

The first national tour of The Band's Visit is now making its way across the country after launching at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show's leads Chilina Kennedy and Sasson Gabay in action! Check out the video


Chilina Kennedy Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Chilina Kennedy been in?
Chilina Kennedy has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Chilina Kennedy been in?
Chilina Kennedy has not appeared in the West End