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Derek Keeling

 
Bio:
Derek Keeling appeared as Johnny Cash on the First National Tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. He is best known for his run on NBC's Grease: You're the One That I Want, in which he placed third in Broadway's largest national casting call. His experience covers a wide range of dramas and musicals ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Derek Keeling appeared as Johnny Cash on the First National Tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. He is best known for his run on NBC's Grease: You're the One That I Want, in which he placed third in Broadway's largest national casting call. His experience covers a wide range of dramas and musicals ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
Johnny Cash
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Danny Zuko [Replacement]
  [New York]
Reading, 2007
Jack Jerome/Charles Prince

Photos

Derek Keeling & Ashley Spencer take a bow during Olivia Newton-John is headed back to Photo

Derek Keeling & Ashley Spencer take a bow during Olivia Newton-John is headed back to Rydell High to promote Breast Cancer Awareness after the Curtain Call for GREASE at the Brooks Atkinsoon Yheatre in New York City. October 7, 2008

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Derek Keeling & Anna Aimee White taking bows during American Idol Heartthrob Ace Youn Photo

Derek Keeling & Anna Aimee White taking bows during American Idol Heartthrob Ace Young makes his Broadway Debut in the Broadway Revival of GREASE at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City. September 11, 2008

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Derek Keeling & Ashley Spencer poster Atmosphere at GREASE playing at the Brooks Atki Photo

Derek Keeling & Ashley Spencer poster Atmosphere at GREASE playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre during "Black Sunday on Broadway" with nine productions closing all on the same Sunday afternoon. January 4, 2009

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Derek Keeling & Ashley Spencer take a bow during Olivia Newton-John is headed back to Photo

Derek Keeling & Ashley Spencer take a bow during Olivia Newton-John is headed back to Rydell High to promote Breast Cancer Awareness after the Curtain Call for GREASE at the Brooks Atkinsoon Yheatre in New York City. October 7, 2008

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01/09/2019
Derek Keeling & Anna Aimee White take bows as American Idol Heartthrob Ace Young make Photo

Derek Keeling & Anna Aimee White take bows as American Idol Heartthrob Ace Young makes his Broadway Debut in the Broadway Revival of GREASE at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City. September 11, 2008

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Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
Johnny Cash

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2007
Danny Zuko [Replacement]

  [New York]
Reading, 2007
Jack Jerome/Charles Prince

Derek Keeling Biography

Derek Keeling appeared as Johnny Cash on the First National Tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. He is best known for his run on NBC's Grease: You're the One That I Want, in which he placed third in Broadway's largest national casting call. His experience covers a wide range of dramas and musicals including his turn in the iconic role of Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli in Happy Days the Musical in Los Angeles and a pre-Broadway run of A Tale of Two Cities as Charles Darnay. Mr. Keeling starred in the regional premiere of All Shook Up.




Derek Keeling News

Photo Flashback: Remembering GREASE And MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Star Derek Keeling Photo Photo Flashback: Remembering GREASE And MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Star Derek Keeling
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2019

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier, Broadway actor Derek Keeling's family announced his recent passing on December 12, 2018. As we mourn the loss of this young talent, BroadwayWorld looks back on Derek's appearances on the Great White Way. See photos from Derek's Broadway appearances below.

Wake Up With BWW 1/8: CHOIR BOY Officially Opens, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/8: CHOIR BOY Officially Opens, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 8, 2019

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Choir Boy officially opens, and more!

GREASE and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Star Derek Keeling Dies Photo GREASE and MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Star Derek Keeling Dies
by Robert Diamond - Jan 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld is sad to share an obituary for Derek Keeling, released today by the family that reveals his passing on December 12, 2018. No cause of death or further information has been released.

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Jams Out at the Benedum Photo BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Jams Out at the Benedum
by Dylan Shaffer - Aug 9, 2017

Imagine a room filled with four of the greatest rising stars of the music industry today. It's hard to think of only four standout artists, but on December 4, 1956 in a small auto shop-turned-recording studio, Sam Phillips, owner of Sun Records, found himself in the company of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. Million Dollar Quartet chronicles this impromptu recording session with four of the hottest artists of the time, taking liberties and dramatizing the one act musical to make a plot of a single night worthy of a Broadway stage.

Photo Flash: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks and Rolls at Pittsburgh CLO Photo Photo Flash: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks and Rolls at Pittsburgh CLO
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO presents the rock 'n roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for the first time, August 8 - 13 at the Benedum Center.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Pittsburgh CLO for the First Time This August Photo MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Pittsburgh CLO for the First Time This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO presents the rock 'n roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for the first time, August 8 - 13 at the Benedum Center.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Pittsburgh CLO for the First Time This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO presents the rock 'n roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for the first time, August 8 - 13 at the Benedum Center.

Diana Huey, Eric Kunze, Joey Barreiro, Matt Bogart, James Snyder and More Slated for Pittsburgh CLO's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO celebrates 71 years of musical theater magic with an incredible line-up of musicals featuring a team of Pittsburgh CLO alumni and Broadway's very best artists.

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH in January
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 23, 2014

The Man in Black led a colorful life that both reflected and transcended his humble beginnings. RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, which runs Jan. 17 through Feb. 15 in the Playhouse's Robert S. Marx Theatre, celebrates the incomparable legacy of J.R. 'Johnny' Cash, one of the most popular entertainers of all time.

BWW Reviews: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's Incendiary Production of RING OF FIRE
by Chris Gibson - Dec 10, 2014

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has produced something truly special with their current presentation of RING OF FIRE - THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH. This is a biographical musical with broad appeal to people of all ages. Created by Richard Maltby, Jr. and conceived by William Meade, the show chronicles the life and times of Johnny Cash from his humble upbringing to his final breath, and it captures it all with over 30 memorable tunes that showcase his wonderful catalog of material, while touching on key events that shaped the "Man in Black", and his beliefs. Ring of Fire is an incendiary delight that will have audiences singing and clapping along to the beat of a man who overcame his personal demons to become a very fondly remembered icon in the world of music. I cannot recommend this show highly enough. You'll simply have to see it for yourself! I personally guarantee that you will be absolutely floored by what you witness. So get your tickets now, because they're going to go fast.

Derek Keeling Videos

STAGE TUBE: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Visits 'Good Day LA'
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2012

Broadway/L.A. is featuring MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons, which made its L.A. Premiere at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a limited 2 week engagement June 19. The cast just visited 'Good Day LA' where they performed 'Blue Suede Shoes' and you can check it out below!

BWW TV: GREASE Backstage Pass with Ashley Spencer
by Eddie Varley - Dec 9, 2008

Ashley was a popular finalist on the NBC talent competition series 'Grease: You're the One That I Want.' Ashley's good girl charm and blonde tresses evoked an example of the perfect 'Sandy'. Ashley Spencer came directly from the Broadway company of Hairspray where she starred as 'Amber von Tussle.' She took BWW TV backstage at 'Rydell High' to give us a look at life at Grease!

BWW TV: Ace Young Makes His Broadway Debut in GREASE!
by Eddie Varley - Sep 19, 2008

On September 11th, 2008 the smash hit Broadway production of Grease welcomed 'American Idol' Season Five finalist, Ace Young, in his Broadway as he joined the company in the role of 'Kenickie' at the Brooks AtkinsonTheatre. BroadwayWorld TV chatted with the engaging young talent about the thrill of making his big debut on the Broadway stage!

BWW TV: Onstage and Off with Grease Star Derek Keeling
by Eddie Varley - Jul 26, 2008

Rydell High got a new class couple, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 when Derek Keeling and Ashley Spencer joined the cast in the lead roles of Danny and Sandy. Derek and Ashley were both popular finalists on the NBC talent competition series Grease: You're the One That I Want. BroadwayWorld TV spent some time with Derek as he got ready for his big Broadway debut!

BWW TV: A Tale of Two Cities Sneak Preview
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2007

Currently making its world premiere pre-Broadway debut at Sarasota's Asolo Repertory Theatre, Jill Santoriello's musical epic A Tale of Two Cities, is playing to sold-out audiences through November 18, after opening October 26 & 27. BroadwayWorld.com brings you special sneak preview of this sweeping production!


Derek Keeling Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Derek Keeling been in?
Derek Keeling has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Derek Keeling been in?
Derek Keeling has not appeared in the West End