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Kyle Taylor Parker

 
Bio:
Originally cast as an Angel in the Broadway production of Kinky Boots, Kyle Taylor Parker went on to headline the First National Tour of Kinky Boots as Lola and later became the first actor to replace Tony Award-winning Billy Porter in the role on Broadway. Over the last decade Kyle has been seen on ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Originally cast as an Angel in the Broadway production of Kinky Boots, Kyle Taylor Parker went on to headline the First National Tour of Kinky Boots as Lola and later became the first actor to replace Tony Award-winning Billy Porter in the role on Broadway. Over the last decade Kyle has been seen on ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2020
Happy Man
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere, 2019
Gino
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2018
Performer
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2018
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Ensemble
Mrs. Green
Mr. Beauregarde (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Gospeleer
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2014
Lola
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Angel
Ensemble [Replacement]
Lola [Replacement]
Lola (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
Work Light Productions National Tour, 2011
Ensemble
Benny (Understudy)

Kyle Taylor Parker Biography

Originally cast as an Angel in the Broadway production of Kinky Boots, Kyle Taylor Parker went on to headline the First National Tour of Kinky Boots as Lola and later became the first actor to replace Tony Award-winning Billy Porter in the role on Broadway. Over the last decade Kyle has been seen on Broadway, television, and on some of the most celebrated stages in the country including the Apollo and Radio City Music Hall. Kyle moved on from Kinky Boots to be featured in the original Broadway cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Smokey Joe's Café revival Off Broadway, and NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live! All of this while carving out unique place for himself in the music scene by marrying his love of musical theatre and Soul/R&B. In 2017 Kyle started a series of YouTube videos called "The Soul Sessions" with collaborator Joshua Stephen Kartes. The pair would take popular songs from the Broadway canon and outfit them as bona fide soul standards. This video series quickly became a live concert series and showcases of Kyle's unique powerhouse vocals; described by All About Jazz as "a clarion crisp voice... that lives on freedom rather than any fuel." Connect with Kyle at @ktpway on all social platforms.




Kyle Taylor Parker News

Review: PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Ottawa's National Arts Centre Photo Review: PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Ottawa's National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - Nov 16, 2022

What did our critic think of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at National Arts Centre?

KNOXVILLE Original Cast Recording Available Now on CD Photo KNOXVILLE Original Cast Recording Available Now on CD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

The original cast recording of Knoxville is NOW AVAILABLE ON CD. Based on the novel by James Agee, Knoxville recently had its world premiere run at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 With MOULIN ROUGE!, FUNNY GIRL, a Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 With MOULIN ROUGE!, FUNNY GIRL, and More
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022

At This Performance…  will return to The Green Room 42 featuring standbys, understudies, and alternates From Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Almost Famous; Hadestown; Funny Girl; Aladdin; and Paradise Square.  

KNOXVILLE Original Cast Recording Featuring Jason Danieley & More to be Released This Photo KNOXVILLE Original Cast Recording Featuring Jason Danieley & More to be Released This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Broadway Records will release the original cast recording of Knoxville. Based on the novel by James Agee, Knoxville recently played a critically acclaimed world premiere run at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida. The album will be available everywhere digitally on Friday, October 21, and on physical CD on November 11.

Photos: First Look at Jessie Davidson as Vivian Ward in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL Nat Photo Photos: First Look at Jessie Davidson as Vivian Ward in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

The producers of the first national tour of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL have released first look photos of Jessie Davidson as Vivian Ward after her debut performance in Memphis, TN. Check out the photos here!

Review: PRETTY WOMAN at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis Photo Review: PRETTY WOMAN at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis
by AniKatrina Fageol - Oct 12, 2022

What did our critic think of PRETTY WOMAN at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis? If you are familiar with the beloved 1990 film Pretty Woman, you are familiar with this line. The opening number of the musical 'Welcome to Hollywood' captivates the audience with a catchy line and an exhilirating dance number. Fans of the film won't be disappointed, holding their breath for iconic lines and even costumes from the film. However, the late great Stephen Sondheim once spoke about the concept of 'why musicals', saying they are 'perfectly OK, but why write them? They're not necessary.

Review: PRETTY WOMAN, THE MUSICAL at Denver Center for the Performing Arts Photo Review: PRETTY WOMAN, THE MUSICAL at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
by Jon Bee - Sep 27, 2022

What did our critic think of PRETTY WOMAN, THE MUSICAL at Denver Center for the Performing Arts? Listen, If Julia Roberts is involved, I'm involved. But what in the world is Pretty Woman, The Musical? Having say through the show recently I can honestly say it felt like a fever dream with tits, ass, and Adam Pascal.

Andy Karl, Orfeh, Stephen Flaherty & More to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Broadway R Photo Andy Karl, Orfeh, Stephen Flaherty & More to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Broadway Records at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Broadway Records is celebrating 10 years with the 10th anniversary of 54 Below! This one-night-only celebration concert will feature Broadway Records’ most dazzling solo and double-act artists.

Jessie Davidson to Join PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL North American Tour as Vivian Ward Photo Jessie Davidson to Join PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL North American Tour as Vivian Ward
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

The first national tour of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will welcome newcomer Jessie Davidson, who will step into the leading role of Vivian Ward beginning the week of October 10 in Memphis, TN.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 Next Week Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from INTO THE WOODS; DEAR EVAN HANSEN; PARADISE SQUARE; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; ROCK OF AGES and THE BEDWETTER.

Kyle Taylor Parker Videos

VIDEO: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Christy Altomare, Jason Gotay & More in Highlights from Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Christy Altomare, Jason Gotay & More in Highlights from New City Music Theatre's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 7, 2021

New City Music Theatre, formerly Cleveland Musical Theatre, held the first production under its new name and reinvigorated mission on Thursday, August 26 when it presented Jason Robert Brown’s seminal work Songs for a New World. Reimagined through a contemporary storytelling lens and performed by an expanded, star-studded cast including Liz Calloway, Jason Gotay, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Mary Kate Morrissey, and Ximone Rose, among others, at Radial Park at Halletts Point in Queens.

VIDEO: Watch Kyle Taylor Parker and Jay Donnell Sing RENT with the NJSO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Kyle Taylor Parker and Jay Donnell Sing RENT with the NJSO

by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2021

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicked off a virtual celebration of Pride Month, featuring works by LGBTQ+ composers and a performance of Rent's 'I'll Cover You' in collaboration with Paper Mill Playhouse.

Exclusive: Eden Espinosa Sings Holding to the Ground at Tuesdays at 54 Videoplay
Exclusive: Eden Espinosa Sings Holding to the Ground at Tuesdays at 54

by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive video from this week's Tuesdays at 54 Below, created and hosted by Robbie Rozelle! In the clip, watch as Eden Espinosa sings 'Holding to the Ground' from Falsettos, accompanied by Luke Williams on the piano.

Exclusive: Kate Baldwin Sings 'Back To Before' at Tuesday at 54 Below Videoplay
Exclusive: Kate Baldwin Sings 'Back To Before' at Tuesday at 54 Below

by Alan Henry - Jan 9, 2020

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive video from this week's Tuesdays at 54 Below, created and hosted by Robbie Rozelle! In the clip, watch as Kate Baldwin sings a stunning rendition of 'Back to Before' from Ragtime, accompanied by Luke Williams on the piano.

VIDEO: Inside Ogunquit's KINKY BOOTS Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Ogunquit's KINKY BOOTS

by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2019

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 18 through October 27. Featuring a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein and a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, the Ogunquit Playhouse production is staged by Nathan Peck, and stars Graham Scott Fleming as Charlie Price, and Kyle Taylor Parker as Lola, with Tony-nominated Scenic Design by David Rockwell and Tony-nominated Costume Design is by Gregg Barnes.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION at Paper Mill Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION at Paper Mill Playhouse

by Alan Henry - Feb 4, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher). My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby. My Very Own British Invasion will continue through Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Get a first look at the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION

by Alan Henry - Jan 29, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher). My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby. My Very Own British Invasion will begin performances Thursday, January 31, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ).

VIDEO: New Holiday Song 'Our December Day' Features Broadway's Graham Scott Fleming a Videoplay
VIDEO: New Holiday Song 'Our December Day' Features Broadway's Graham Scott Fleming and Natalie Gallo

by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2018

Anderson & Petty have just released their new holiday song, Our December Day. The full music video featuring Graham Scott Fleming and Natalie Gallo went live today, and the single is available for digital download on iTunes and streaming on Spotify. 

BWW TV Exclusive: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Cast Blows the Roof Off of Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Cast Blows the Roof Off of Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Oct 25, 2018

The cast of the Off Broadway revival of Smokey Joes Cafe came to Broadway Sessions recently and blew the roof off The Laurie Beechman Theatre. These guys and gals have some of the best voices in the biz. Enjoy these highlights from Alysha Umphress, Emma Degerstedt, Dionne Figgins, Kyle Taylor Parker, Jelani Remy, Shavey Brown, Bronwyn Tarboton, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Antoinette Comer and Max Sangerman alongside "Rising Star" Peggy Sue Johnson. Smokey Joe's Cafe closes on November 4th, so make sure you catch the amazing cast before it's too late!

VIDEO: Highlights From Kyle Taylor Parker Broadway At Green's Performance Videoplay
VIDEO: Highlights From Kyle Taylor Parker Broadway At Green's Performance

by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2018

Star of Smokey Joe's Cafe, Kyle Taylor Parker kicked off the 'Broadway At Green's' this Monday night at Haswell Green's in Midtown.


Kyle Taylor Parker Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kyle Taylor Parker been in?
Kyle Taylor Parker has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Kyle Taylor Parker been in?
Kyle Taylor Parker has not appeared in the West End