Rocking this new world of the multi-hyphenate the best way I can!
MEET KENNEY GREEN-TILFORD
I am a native of Fresno California who has called New York City his home for over 20 years. From October of 2018 to October of 2022, I was fortunate enough to serve as the Producing Artistic Director of The Depot Theatre in the Adirondacks of upstate New York, bringing gender and racial diversity into modern theatre. As an actor and a musician, I "cut my teeth" has performing in numerous national and international tours, regional theatres, festivals, and concerts. As an accomplished director and choreographer of many regional productions throughout the United States, I then found good fortune by returning to my old stomping grounds and joined the faculty at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. I am a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Screen Actors Guild and Actors' Equity Association. Kenney currently rides with his husband, composer/musician Adam Tilford, in Harlem.
NEWS & UPDATES
Excited to be serving as choreographer on the fun, high energy telling of the life of Carole King...TWICE! The first production will be at Titusville Playhouse with an opening date of January 12th. Following immediately will be a production at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre with an opening date of February 8th! Follow the links for more information on tickets, times and both phenomenal casts!
Excited to direct and revisit Katori Hall's wonderful work and words in this riviting piece...THE MOUNTAINTOP. With a wonderful cast of two actors discovering what Dr. King may or may not have encountered in the Lorraine Hotel the night before the world wept. Filled with humor, shock, compassion and love it is sure not to be missed. Opening at Titusville Playhouse - February 23rd.
For the Spring of 2024, Kenney will be reunited ON STAGE with his New York Piano Bar pal, STEVE WATTS in a new interactive dueling piano show, conceived by Artistic Director of Milwaukee Rep Mark Clements. Come ready to laugh, clap and sing along as two virtuoso pianists play dazzling renditions of YOUR favorite hits, live! Piano Men 2 transforms the Stackner Cabaret into a sizzling, anything-can-happen Piano Bar where the best of rock, pop, classical28th, Broadway and more combine to create an unforgettable and unbelievably fun experience. No two shows are ever the same, so bring your song requests as this hit production makes its return by popular demand. You can catch Kenney and Steve together from March 22 - April 28th! (Show runs longer but I will be departing to...
The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty and often humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music. Kenney is thrilled to be making is Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera debut playing Jimmy powers in this wonderful, breathtaking piece by Lanie Roberts.
EVeRYBODY'S TALKIN' ABOUT KENNEY
"What has impressed me... throughout all of the work we have done is the focus Kenney always places on the story the play presents. He listens carefully to what I believe a scene is trying to display and sets his goals in pursuit of that vision. He is not afraid to disagree, but he never makes light of the primary responsibility of the show to tell a story."
"[Kenney's] enthusiasm and dedication to the performing arts is contagious, and he carries with him such tremendous knowledge on all aspects of theater. Whether on-stage or off, from leading production teams to envisioning what 'could be' I would highly recommend him"
“Kenney is a great collaborator a passionate musical director - and a truthful and inventive actor.”
New Harmony Theatre
& Junior Company
"In addition to becoming a dear friend, Kenney has proven to be a trusted collaborator. Early, ready to work and about the art is how he shows up on the regular. And it doesn't hurt that he can do some of EVERYTHING (act, sing, dance, play multiple instruments, choreograph, direct, teach, produce, design, and support with serious tech/IT skills). I don't call him my show husband for nothin’!"
TRaCEY CONYER LEE