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DAMON KIRSCHE appears on stage and concert across the country, hailed for his “riveting showmanship,” (Variety), “spine-tingling resonance” (LA Times) and as a “raw dynamo” (Backstage). “We all thought they didn't make leading men like this for the American musical theater anymore… a gorgeous legit voice, used with delicacy as well as power." (Dallas Morning News). “Kirsche has one of the best and most versatile male voices of this generation," (Gerard Alessandrini, Tony Award-winning author of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY). Damon originated the role “Logos” for Eric Whitacre’s PARADISE LOST: SHADOWS AND WINGS at Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall and received a Barrymore nomination for his creation of Joseph Pujol in Seth Rozin’s A PASSING WIND at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.

Recent stage: MARY POPPINS (Mr. Banks) and SPAMALOT (Galahad) at MTWichita. Favorite roles include Julian Marsh in 42ND STREET with Musical Theatre West at the Carpenter Center, Rick Anderson in the new Harold Arlen musical ONE FOR MY BABY at the New 42nd St. Studios, Carl Magnus in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at South Coast Repertory and a decade of performances with MTWichita (including Henry Higgins in MY FAIR LADY, King Arthur in CAMELOT, Franklin Hart, Jr. in 9 TO 5 and in concert with Kelli O’Hara), and numerous appearances with both NY’s Encores Series and LA’s Reprise Series.

Damon has appeared as featured soloist at NY’s City Center, Weill Hall, the 92nd St Y, Lincoln Center and most recently with “Fred Barton and his Orchestra” in the American Showstoppers concert series at New York’s Schimmel Center and Bruce Kimmel’s “Kritzerland” cabaret series at the Federal in Los Angeles. Damon is the lead crooner for “Dean Mora and his Orchestra,” performing original dance band arrangements from the ‘Teens through the ‘Sixties at historic venues throughout Southern California and at the 25th Anniversary of Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing series, and is featured on their recordings “Goblin Market” and “Devil’s Serenade.” Other recordings: “Girl Crazy” and “Ziegfeld Follies of 1936” (Decca Broadway), “Tip-Toes” (Carnegie Hall Concert recording) and “Lyrics and Music by Charles Bloom: In Here.” He is a proud member of L.A.’s Musical Theatre Guild with which he has appeared in over a dozen staged readings. On screen, he can be seen as “Harry McCarthy” in the civil war epic “Gods and Generals,” and as the first “Nuu’bari” on “Star Trek: Voyager.” Training: Juilliard.

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Encores! Concert, 2000
Singing Ensemble

Encores! Concert, 1999
Varsity Eight

Damon Kirsche News

Photos: Inside The ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Fest

The ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Fest at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts took place May 14-21 highlighting Music for Film and TV Animation and featuring top creatives in the business. Check out photos here!
Review: Musical Theatre West's Heartwarming THE SOUND OF MUSIC Blesses Long Beach

MTW's pleasantly perky, traditionally-executed production comes across as a show that's very eager to please, armed with a keen, fine-tuned goal of making sure both fans and newbies to this beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic are left feeling uplifted and happy. The show continues through November 5 at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach.
Dianne Fraser Performs Album Release Concert at The Catalina Jazz Club Next Month

Blujazz Records and The Catalina Jazz Club present YOU AND I – The Words and Music of Leslie Bricusse, Dianne Fraser’s Debut Album Release Concert, at The Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA at 8:30PM on November 15th.
Musical Theatre West Debuts Final Production Of 2023 THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Long Beach's premier musical theater company, Musical Theatre West (MTW), will debut its production of The Sound of Music starting this weekend.

Fraser Entertainment Group Presents YOU WILL BE FOUND - A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR NAMI GLAC. The performance is on Sunday, October 15th at 1PM. Learn more about the concert and how to get tickets here!
Kritzerland at Feinstein's At Vitello's Presents ANYTHING GOES �" THE 12TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Kritzerland at Feinstein’s At Villelo’s presents Anything Goes — The 12th Anniversary Show featuring Jason Graae, Ilene Graff, Damon Kirsche, Danika Masi, Adrienne Stiefel, and Robert Yacko.
BWW Preview: JIM BORAX'S CALIFORNIA CABARET Will Appear at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater on November 10, 2021

JIM BORAX’S CALIFORNIA CABARET will appear at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater on November 10, 2021, at 7 pm. The no-charge performance will feature Broadway hits and songs from the Great American Songbook.
BWW Interview: Kritzerland's Multi-Talented Bruce Kimmel �" A Man Wearing Many Hats

Kritzerland will resume its LIVE presentations at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s with KRITZERLAND’s 114th July 28, 2021. Bruce Kimmel, the mastermind behind (and front center) of Kritzerland made some time available between his creative multi-taskings to talk about Kritzerland and his various other accomplishments.
Virtual Theatre This Weekend: August 22-23- with Terrence Mann, Andrea Martin and More!

Today (August 22-23) in live streaming: Rachel Bay Jones sings with Seth Rudetsky, the Pippin cast reunites on Stars in the House, and so much more!
VIDEO: Regional Spotlight Shines on Music Theatre Wichita on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continues today (2pm) for Regional Theatre Spotlight On: Music Theatre Wichita - Wichita, KS.  Host Wayne Bryan is joined by Paula Leggett Chase, Vincent Corazza, Thomas W. Douglas, Kim Huber, Damon Kirsche, Brian J. Marcum, Karen Robu and Thom Sesma. 
Cast Announced For June 24th's Evening Of Classic Broadway At Rockwell

Fraser Entertainment Group's AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY returns to Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. The show tune songfest will take place on Monday, June 24th at 8PM (doors open at 6:30). Rockwell is offering a 25% discount for all June shows with the code PRIDE25.
KRITZERLAND Offers a Delectable Brunch Matinee

On Sunday June 2, Kritzerland celebrated its 99th performance with a special brunch matinee at Feinstein's Upstairs at Vitello's, entitled June Is Brunching Out All Over. It was supposed to be a tribute to Harry Warren, but as host Bruce Kimmel explained, it's often better to throw in a few other songs from different composers...so the show was a mix...and delightful with musical director Richard Allen at the keys and a bevy of exceedingly talented singers including special guest Bill Hayes...Kim Huber, Kelley Dorney, Jenna Lea Rosen, Robert Yacko, Damon Kirsche and Bruce Kimmel himself perfoming a lovely solo number 'Hushabye Mountain' by the Sherman Brothers for the film 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.
MTG REWIND Revisits The Best Of MTG In A Special Benefit Concert

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will present MTG REWIND, a special benefit to support Musical Theatre Guild's extensive youth outreach programs. The event, an intimate celebration of over 20 years of Musical Theatre Guild's best musical moments, will take place at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm.

JIM BORAX'S CALIFORNIA CABARET is a hidden gem. It consists mostly of standards from the Great American Songbook, sung by Broadway-quality performers. There are also dancing and audience participation sing-alongs.
Kritzerland Celebrates George Gershwin In Latest Show

For the 88th Kritzerland show we turn to one of the greatest composers of the 20th century - the one and only George Gershwin.  There is simply nothing like a Gershwin tune and we've got plenty of them - from the classics to the lesser-known Gershwin, with lyrics by brother Ira.  The songs are romantic, funny, moving, perky, and let us tell you you can strike up the band for our fantastic cast.  So, join us for this joyous, s'wonderful evening that you won't want to miss.  We may even have a surprise or two up our Kritzerland sleeves. Kritzerland is produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty.
Full Cast Announced For Musical Theatre Guild Benefit HOLLYWOOD REVISITED

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will present HOLLYWOOD REVISITED as a special benefit to support Musical Theatre Guild's extensive youth outreach programs. The event, a perfect tie in with the company's "MTG Goes To The Movies" season theme, will take place at Burbank's Colony Theatre on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
Musical Theatre Guild Continues Season with HIGH SOCIETY

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 22nd Anniversary season with Cole Porter's HIGH SOCIETY. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
Cast Announced for 20th 'EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY' at Rockwell

The 20th performance of An Evening of Classic Broadway will take place on Monday, July 31st at 8PM (doors open at 6:30) at LA's live music venue Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz.
Calling All Bakers, Witches and Princesses! Ahmanson to Throw Cast Party for INTO THE WOODS Actors Everywhere

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Fiasco Theater's "Into the Woods" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will throw a cast party for all the Bakers and Witches, Cinderellas and Princes, Milky Whites, et al., who have ever appeared in a production of "Into the Woods."
Photo Flash: HALLELUJAH, BABY! Celebrates Black History Month at Musical Theatre Guild

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will celebrate Black History Month with the rarely produced HALLELUJAH, BABY!. The one-night-only concert event took place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre yesterday, February 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM with original cast members Frieda Payne and Robert Hooks in attendance. Scroll down for photos!

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