GET TO KNOW KENNEY
Kenney is a Fresno, California native who has called New York City home for over 20 years. After attending both Fresno State University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, he got his first break as a replacement cast member of the European Tour of THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER. This opportunity spring-boarded him into being blessed to walk the boards internationally, nationally and regionally in theaters such as Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and New Harmony Theatre.
His musicianship has afforded him opportunities to tour in Australia tickling the ivories and crooning an array of Broadway showtunes to sold out audiences as well as a collaboration with his partner, Adam Tilford, leading crowds in massive, energetic sing-a-longs in Darren Criss’ yearly “Coachella-esque” event, ELSIE FEST.
Kenney now enjoys teaching Musical Theatre Performance at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.
When Kenney is home in NYC, he can be seen playing and singing at his home bar, the world famous Marie’s Crisis Café, as well as other venues around New York City.
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - james baldwin
Off-Broadway: FINKS! (Ensemble Studio Theatre), GROWING UP 70's starring Barry Williams (Luther). National/European Tours: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ starring Gladys Knight (Victor/Dance Capt.), AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (Ensemble). Regional: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Atkins), AVENUE Q (Gary Coleman), DIVA DIARIES: THE MUSICAL [WORLD PREMIERE] (Young Randee Jean), AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (Milwaukee Rep./Arkansas Rep), THE MUSIC MAN, A CHORUS LINE, THE FULL MONTY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, WORKING: THE MUSICAL, CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL, FOOTLOOSE, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, RUTHLESS (Sylvia St. Croix).
Directing Credits: FENCES (Playhouse on Park, CT), TOPDOG/UNDERDOG (Lake Dillon Theatre, CO), LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL., THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SONDHEIM'S PUTTING IT TOGETHER, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, GODSPELL, THE WIZ, THE FULL MONTY (Westchester Sandbox Theatre), SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE (Emelin Theatre), ALMOST CONNECTED: THE MUSIC OF JIMMY WEBB, LEGALLY BLONDE, OLIVER! and HAIRSPRAY! Kenney is the Producing Artistic Director of the Depot Theatre in Westport, NY, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). Follow Kenney on Instagram and Twitter: @kenneygreen