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Kris Kukul

Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio

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Kris Kukul is a New York City Based Orchestrator, Arranger, Music Director and Composer. 



Currently he is Music Supervisor, Conductor and Orchestrator for Broadway’s Tony nominated Beetlejuice The Musical! Other recent projects include, In The Green at Lincoln Cener Theatre, David Byrne’s Joan of Arc the Public Theatre, Songbird by Michael Kimmel and Lauren Pritchard, a remounting of Elizabeth Swados' Runaways at New York’s City Center, The Aenied with music by Duncan Sheik, Afterwards by Larson Award winner Zoe Sarnak, The Last Goodbye, an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet featuring the music of Jeff Buckley, and The Heart of Robin Hood, music by Parsonsfield.

He also recently arranged, orchestrated and conducted Lincoln Center’s American Songbook: The Music of Elizabeth Swados, and music directed/orchestrated solo concerts for Broadway powerhouses Kate Baldwin (Extraordinary Machine), and Amy Spanger (The Music Be the Place).

For 10 seasons, he served as the resident music director for the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Productions included June Moon, The Last Goodbye, Animal Crackers and others. There he also directed the legendary Late-Night Cabarets, featuring iconic performers including Renee Fleming, Lewis Black, Kathleen Turner, Allison Janey, Tyne Daly, David Hyde Pierce, Judy Kuhn, Lena Hall, Judy Gold, Steven Pasquale, Kelli O’Hara, Phillipa Sou, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Debra Monk, Michael McKean, Harriet Harris and many others. 

Kris began his career working for musical theatre icon Elizabeth Swados. Together, they created Jabu, Kaspar Hauser, The Nomad, The LaMama Cantata and numerous concerts and recordings. He and Director/Choreographer Sam Pinkleton are committed to keeping her legacy alive.  

He music directed the film scores for Of Many, a documentary produced by Chelsea Clinton, and My Depression, an HBO animated film featuring the voices of Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi and Fred Armisten.

As Composer, Kris has written the music for the musicals Beauty Queen and Dash Dexter and the family friendly musicals Camp Monster and Wing It!, both produced by the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He also wrote the music for Oliver Twist at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Greek National Theatre. 

Internationally, he spent 3 seasons with The National Theatre of Greece, conducting and arranging music for tours of classical plays in ancient amphitheaters, including the festival of Epidaurus. He performed at the Edinburgh Fringe with the musical From the Fire. With The LaMama Cantata, he performed in Tokyo, Spoleto, Istanbul, Zagreb, Skopje and Belgrade.

In New York City, Kris has worked at Playwrights Horizons, The Vineyard, New York Theatre Workshop, The Atlantic, The Flea, LaMama, Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Birdland, the Cherry Lane and the Lucille Lortel. He has worked regionally at San Diego’s Old Globe, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, A.R.T., Emerson Arts, Two River, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Williamstown, The Village Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Center.

Kris is a Graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He is adjunct faculty at Tisch/Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, and has taught at The New School, Duke University, Columbia University, and Queens College.

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Kris Kukul Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2024]
Orchestrations
 
[US Tour, 2022]
Additional Arrangements
Musical Supervision, Orchestrations, & Incidental Music
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Orchestrator and Music Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Incidental Music
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Musical Direction
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Music Director
Additional Orchestrations and Arrangements
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Music Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Musical Director

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Following its sold-out, extended world premiere at Playwrights Horizons earlier this year, the 2024 Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Lortel Award nominated musical Teeth is set to open at New World Stages. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Beetlejuice On The MainStage In One Week At Proctors

BEETLEJUICE hits the MainStage next week, bringing the spooky and hilarious Broadway hit to local audiences. Don't miss the chance to experience this fan-favorite musical live.
Michael R. Jackson's TEETH Will Transfer to New World Stages This October

TEETH will receive an open-ended, Off-Broadway transfer following its sold-out, extended world premiere at Playwrights Horizons.
BEETLEJUICE Comes to the Bushnell This Month

 Tickets are on sale now for the North American Tour of BEETLEJUICE, the edgy and irreverent Broadway smash hit musical comedy heading to Hartford's Bushnell this month. 
BEETLEJUICE to Play 7 Performances at Popejoy Hall in May

BEETLEJUICE will make his Albuquerque debut May 7, 2024. Learn how to purchase tickets!
MR. BURNS Original Cast and Director to Reunite for 10th Anniversary Benefit Readings

Playwrights Horizons will present a benefit concert reading of Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
New Musical TEETH Gets Second Extension At Playwrights Horizons

Due to popular demand, the new Off-Broadway musical TEETH has extended its run again. Get the latest updates on the show's schedule and more.
World Premiere of Michael R. Jackson's TEETH Extended at Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons will present a two-week extension of the world premiere production of Teeth, a new musical with book and music by Anna K. Jacobs and book and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
BEETLEJUICE Adds Additional Performance At Popejoy Hall

It’s showtime! Popejoy Presents Broadway in New Mexico announced today that an additional performance on Tuesday May 7, 2024 has been added to the North American Tour of BEETLEJUICE, the edgy and irreverent Broadway smash hit musical comedy.
Review: BEETLEJUICE: THE MUSICAL at Bass Concert Hall

Maybe BEETLEJUICE: THE MUSICAL, is Gen Z’s ROCKY HORROR SHOW. When THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW first premiered in London in 1973, it received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised its campy humor, catchy songs, and provocative themes, others found its content shocking and controversial. However, it quickly gained a cult following among audiences. Fast forward to BEETLEJUICE: THE MUSICAL. It has campy humor, (somewhat) provocative themes, and a cult following. It has a strong presence on social media platforms, with the cast and creative team actively engaging with fans through channels like TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. This has helped to cultivate a dedicated fan base among younger audiences who are drawn to the show's behind-the-scenes content, fan art, and discussions.
Interview: Jesse Sharp on Bringing BEETLEJUICE to the Orpheum Theater

BroadwayWorld sat down with Jessee Sharp of the Beetlejuice tour ahead of the show's visit to Omaha! 
Tickets For BEETLEJUICE in Atlanta Go On Sale Next Week

Regions Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced that single tickets for the North American Tour of BEETLEJUICE will go on sale Friday, Jan. 19.
BEETLEJUICE Comes to Overture in January 2024

The ghost-with-the-most will make his Madison debut in this edgy and irreverent new Broadway musical comedy. BEETLEJUICE will play in Overture Hall from Tuesday, Jan. 9 to Sunday, Jan. 14 as part of the 2023-34 Broadway at Overture season.
Steven Pasquale Joins the Cast of Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs's TEETH

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Jason Gotay, Alyse Alan Louis & More to Star in Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs's TEETH

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Laura Benanti, Charlie Day, Kathryn Hahn & More to Join 2024 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala

Get all the details on the star-studded 2024 WTF Gala, featuring Laura Benanti, Charlie Day, Kathryn Hahn, and more. Mark your calendars for this unforgettable event showcasing an incredible lineup of talent.
BEETLEJUICE Comes to Popejoy Hall in May

It’s showtime! Popejoy Presents Broadway in New Mexico announced today that single tickets for the North American Tour of BEETLEJUICE, the edgy and irreverent Broadway smash hit musical comedy, will go on sale Friday December 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. 
Tickets to BEETLEJUICE in Baltimore Go On Sale Tomorrow

The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of Baltimore's historic Hippodrome Theatre announced that single tickets for the North American Tour of BEETLEJUICE, the edgy and irreverent Broadway smash hit musical comedy, will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. EST.
Tickets to BEETLEJUICE at The Hobby Center o Sale This Week

The ghost-with-the-most is coming to Broadway at the Hobby Center. Don't miss BEETLEJUICE, on sale Friday November 17.
Tickets on Sale Now For BEETLEJUICE in Dallas

Single tickets are on sale today for the Dallas stop on the North American Tour of BEETLEJUICE, the edgy and irreverent Broadway smash hit musical comedy. BEETLEJUICE will play Dallas’ Music Hall at Fair Park from February 20 - March 3.

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