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Keegan-Michael Key

 
Bio:
As an actor, writer, and creator, Keegan-Michael Key has become one of the most creative and in-demand faces in Hollywood. With his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging talent in both comedy and drama, Key redefines what it means to be a chameleon and multi-hyphenate in the worlds of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
As an actor, writer, and creator, Keegan-Michael Key has become one of the most creative and in-demand faces in Hollywood. With his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging talent in both comedy and drama, Key redefines what it means to be a chameleon and multi-hyphenate in the worlds of ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Audible Off-Broadway Reading, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Gerald
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival at The Public Theater, 2017
Horatio

Keegan-Michael Key Biography

As an actor, writer, and creator, Keegan-Michael Key has become one of the most creative and in-demand faces in Hollywood. With his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging talent in both comedy and drama, Key redefines what it means to be a chameleon and multi-hyphenate in the worlds of film, television, and theater. Currently, Key can be seen in Nick Stoller's comedy series "Friends from College," which follows a group of Harvard alumni and their adult successes - or lack thereof. The show premiered on Netflix on July 14th. He also recently made his New York stage debut in The Public Theater's production of Hamlet as Horatio, opposite Oscar Isaac. Sam Gold directs the production, which opened on July 13th. He recently wrapped production on Shane Black's The Predator, which is expected to hit theaters August 3, 2018. A sequel to the 1987 sci-fi hit Predator, the film also stars Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, and Jacob Tremblay. Later this year, he will also lend his voice to Sony Picture Animation's The Star, due this November. Key is the co-creator and co-star of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" with Jordan Peele. The show won the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, with Key being individually nominated for acting and co-writing with Peele. Key was previously nominated for 5 Emmy Awards for his work on the show, as well as a 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. "Key & Peele" won a 2014 Peabody Award and an American Comedy Award for Best Alternative Comedy Series. The show has become a TV and viral sensation, with 15 total Emmy nominations and approaching a billion cumulative online hits. The series concluded its five season run in September 2015. On the big screen, Key was last seen in Joe Swanberg's film Win It All, which premiered at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival, in advance of its April launch on Netflix. Before that, he starred in John Hamburg's comedy Why Him?, in which he stars alongside James Franco, Bryan Cranston, and Megan Mullally. He also starred in Mike Birbiglia's critically acclaimed indie Don't Think Twice, which premiered at 2016's South by Southwest and Tribeca Film Festivals, and was widely regarded as one of the best films of the year. Additional past film work includes Keanu, which he co-starred in and produced alongside Jordan Peele, Pitch Perfect 2, Horrible Bosses 2, Let's Be Cops, Wanderlust, Just Go with It, Role Models, Hell Baby, Afternoon Delight, and Due Date. He has also done vocal work for Storks, Angry Birds, Hotel Transylvania 2, and The Wild Bunch. On television, Key had a recurring role on the Emmy-winning FX series "Fargo," USA's "Playing House," Adult Swim's "Children's Hospital," and NBC's "Parks & Rec." He was also a series regular on FOX's "MADtv" for six seasons and CBS's "Gary Unmarried." Additional TV credits include "The League," "The Middle," "How I Met Your Mother," "Bob's Burgers," "Reno 911!" and "ER." Key also received a 2016 Emmy nomination for his voiceover work in Crackle's animated comedy "SuperMansion." Key was named among Time Magazine's "Most Influential People of 2014" and Entertainment Weekly's "Entertainers of the Year of 2012." He is a veteran of Detroit and Chicago's The Second City Theater, and received his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Detroit-Mercy, and his Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Pennsylvania State University.




Keegan-Michael Key News

VIDEO: New THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE Trailer Released Photo VIDEO: New THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE Trailer Released
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2022

The film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. Watch the new video trailer now!

Big Joanie Shares 'Your Words' Single Photo Big Joanie Shares 'Your Words' Single
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2022

Back Home builds on the band’s tightly knit, lo-fi punk formula to bring forth a collage of blazing guitars, downtempo dance punk, and melancholic strings that evoke the full depth of the band’s expansive art punk vision. The album title references a search for a place to call home, whether real or metaphysical.

Special Offer: PAUL REISER at The Keswick Theatre Photo Special Offer: PAUL REISER at The Keswick Theatre
by BWW Special Offer - Oct 24, 2022

Special Offer: Paul Reiser at the Keswick Theatre on November 11th. Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central's 'Top 100 Comedians of All Time.'

FAT HAM Reading Featuring Original Cast Members to be Presented by Arts in the Armed  Photo FAT HAM Reading Featuring Original Cast Members to be Presented by Arts in the Armed Forces for Veterans Day
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2022

In honor of Veterans Day, Arts in the Armed Forces will present a reading of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning play FAT HAM by James Ijames, directed by Sideeq Heard, featuring original cast members from the successful off-Broadway co-production between The Public Theater and National Black Theatre ​​directed by Saheem Ali.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares WENDELL & WILD Film Trailer Photo VIDEO: Netflix Shares WENDELL & WILD Film Trailer
by Michael Major - Oct 10, 2022

The cast includes Emmy award winning Keegan-Michael Key as Wild, Academy Award ®-winner Jordan Peele as Wendell, Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett, James Hong, Tamara Smart, Natalie Martinez, Tantoo Cardinal, Gabrielle Dennis, Igal Naor, David Harewood, Maxine Peake, Ramona Young, Sam Zelaya, and more. Watch the new video trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE Teaser Trailer Photo VIDEO: Watch THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - Oct 6, 2022

The film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. Watch the video teaser now!

Photo: THE SUPER MARIO BROS FILM Poster Revealed Photo Photo: THE SUPER MARIO BROS FILM Poster Revealed
by Michael Major - Oct 4, 2022

The film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. Check out the poster photo now!

Laura Benanti, Rachel Bay-Jones, Matt Doyle, and Julie James Announced for 2023 Broad Photo Laura Benanti, Rachel Bay-Jones, Matt Doyle, and Julie James Announced for 2023 Broadway Concert Series At Aventura Center
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2022

]Presented by the City of Aventura, the 2023 Aventura Broadway Concert Series at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center will feature three Tony Award® winners in its intimate setting and culminate in an evening with a SiriusXM’s On Broadway channel favorite.

Laura Benanti to Join Andrew Barth Feldman & Jennifer Lawrence in NO HARD FEELINGS Fi Photo Laura Benanti to Join Andrew Barth Feldman & Jennifer Lawrence in NO HARD FEELINGS Film
by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2022

Laura Benanti will join Matthew Broderick, Andrew Barth Feldman, and Jennifer Lawrence in Sony's new R-rated film, No Hard Feelings. The film will follow a woman (Lawrence) who is hired by a wealthy couple to socialize with their introverted son (Feldman). Benanti and Broderick will play the wealthy parents.

Photos: Get a First Look at THE PROM in the Netherlands Photo Photos: Get a First Look at THE PROM in the Netherlands
by Team BWW - Sep 26, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Dutch production of The Prom. The production is currently touring to various venues across the Netherlands. See photos of the cast in action!

Keegan-Michael Key Videos

VIDEO: Watch THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE Teaser Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE Teaser Trailer

by Michael Major - Oct 6, 2022

The film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. Watch the video teaser now!

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Kelly Clarkson Duet on 'When You Wish Upon A Star' From PINOCC Videoplay
VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Kelly Clarkson Duet on 'When You Wish Upon A Star' From PINOCCHIO

by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2022

Cynthia Erivo joined Kelly Clarkson for a special rendition of 'When You Wish Upon A Star' on the recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show. The cover was featured during the 'Kellyoke' segment, which has previously showcased 'Losing My Mind' from Follies here and 'She Used to Be Mine' from Waitress. Watch the video performance now!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE PROM In The Netherlands Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE PROM In The Netherlands

by Team BWW - Sep 21, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Dutch production of The Prom. The production is currently touring to various venues across the Netherlands.

VIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo Perform 'When You Wish Upon A Star' in PINOCCHIO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo Perform 'When You Wish Upon A Star' in PINOCCHIO

by Michael Major - Sep 16, 2022

Disney+ has shared a clip of Cynthia Erivo performing 'When You Wish Upon a Star' in the new live action film adaption of Pinocchio. The new film also features Tom Hanks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, and more. Watch the new video clip and listen to the complete track on the film's soundtrack now!

VIDEO: Disney+ Debuts New PINOCCHIO Live Action Trailer With Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evan Videoplay
VIDEO: Disney+ Debuts New PINOCCHIO Live Action Trailer With Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans & More

by Michael Major - Aug 24, 2022

The film stars Tom Hanks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, Lorraine Bracco, with Cynthia Erivo and Luke Evans. In addition to the original film's songs, including “When You Wish Upon a Star” by Cynthia Erivo, the film features new music by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard (“The Polar Express”). Watch the new video trailer now!

VIDEO: First Look at Cynthia Erivo in Disney's Live Action PINOCCHIO Teaser Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Cynthia Erivo in Disney's Live Action PINOCCHIO Teaser

by Michael Major - May 31, 2022

Disney has shared a first look at Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy in the upcoming live-action film remake of Pinocchio. The flim is also set to star Tom Hanks, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, Lorraine Bracco and Luke Evans. Erivo can also be heard singing the film's iconic 'When You Wish Upon A Star' song.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Barrington Stage's Aaron Tveit Live Concert Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Barrington Stage's Aaron Tveit Live Concert

by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2021

Barrington Stage Company will make Aaron Tveit Live! In Concert available to stream on demand for one weekend only, September 9-12, 2021.

VIDEO: Will SCHMIGADOON Elect a New Mayor? Check Out This Clip From the Season Finale Videoplay
VIDEO: Will SCHMIGADOON Elect a New Mayor? Check Out This Clip From the Season Finale!

by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2021

In “How We Change,” with the election looming, Mildred (Kristin Chenoweth) relentlessly ramps up her campaign. Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) face their true feelings for each other.

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Channels Harold Hill in an Impressive New Musical Clip from  Videoplay
VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Channels Harold Hill in an Impressive New Musical Clip from SCHMIGADOON!

by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2021

The first two episodes of “Schmigadoon!” premiered globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, July 16. The series continues with one new episode weekly, every Friday through August 13.

VIDEO: Jaime Camil Romances Cecily Strong in a New Sneak Peek at Friday's SCHMIGADOON Videoplay
VIDEO: Jaime Camil Romances Cecily Strong in a New Sneak Peek at Friday's SCHMIGADOON!

by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2021

In “Suddenly,” Melissa (Cecily Strong) grapples with her conflicted feelings for Doc Lopez (Jaime Camil), rebelling against his archaic ideas, while Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) tries to court Emma (Ariana DeBose) the schoolmarm.


Keegan-Michael Key Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Keegan-Michael Key been in?
Keegan-Michael Key has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Keegan-Michael Key been in?
Keegan-Michael Key has not appeared in the West End