Kyle is a composer, arranger, actor, musician, music copyist, and multi-hyphenated artist born in Norwalk, Connecticut, and currently based in New York City. Active in the worlds of concert music, theatre, film, jazz, and pop, he attempts as often as possible to meaningfully fuse elements of these styles into compelling and cohesive work. He writes music flavored by the aesthetic, orchestrational and formal considerations of contemporary classical styles, the rhythm and harmony of jazz and other groove-based genres, and the rich dramatic and expressive capabilities of theatre. He is the 2018 recipient of NYU Steinhardt’s Alan Menken Composition Scholarship.
His love of music began in the theatre, where he fostered a passion for performing onstage and started to experiment in creating music of his own, penning two full-length musicals before the age of fourteen. He began his professional acting career at age nine, notable credits including the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story (as Kiddo), the original Broadway cast of Leap of Faith (understudying Jake), and the 2014 Live From Lincoln Center national broadcast of Sweeney Todd (as Tobias Ragg), which featured the New York Philharmonic and Emma Thompson. In addition, he has performed in numerous readings, workshops, concerts, regional theatre productions and festivals like NYMF and MITF. His musical interests have continued to broaden since his introduction to theatre, and he now finds himself moving between the concert hall, recording studio, and the theatre in many capacities—though he has remained active as an actor throughout his undergraduate career.
Kyle is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Theory & Composition at NYU Steinhardt, where he has been taught composition by Ezequiel Viñao (a former student of Olivier Messiaen), Pedro da Silva (founder of the Manhattan Camerata), and Beata Hlavenkova (while studying abroad in Prague), as well as percussion under Sean Statser and voice with Ryan Driscoll. In the fall of 2019 he will begin composition studies with Michael Gordon, co-founder of Bang On A Can. Past works include a dance piece premiered at JCC Manhattan, a percussion duo for Cisum Percussion, multiple scores to short films, and a 20-minute musical for Across A Crowded Room, a program run by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Works-in-progress include a consortium commission for solo percussion and electronics, a work for string quartet and electronics, and a large-scale theatrical-chamber-suite-meets-solo-concept-album, set for premiere/release in 2020.
As a collaborator, he is the co-founder of progressive jazz fusion collective C3, whose debut EP, 'The Unanswered Question,' was released in April 2017, with their sophomore recording project set for release in August 2019. The SPHERES collective, featuring composers from NYU, MSM, and Juilliard, had their inaugural chamber concert in fall 2018. He is also at work on a handful of ongoing collaborations with his peers at NYU, including a triptych of works exploring the human psyche’s relationship to the medical-industrial complex with singer-songwriter Amelia Murray. He has played in a variety of settings as a drummer, percussionist, and pianist/keyboardist, and currently keeps a regular schedule of musical theatre, cabaret and contemporary music performances. He also acts as a freelance music copyist and transcriber, has music assisted a number of projects in New York, and is currently employed by JAWLine Music Preparation (Beetlejuice the Musical) and Music Theatre International. In addition to music and theatre, Kyle's interests include art/painting, workworking, architecture, modelmaking, filmmaking, puppetry, magic, cooking and baking, and he frequently attempts to intersect as many of his passions as possible in his projects.
He is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.