Kyle is a multi-faceted composer, arranger, actor, and musician born in Norwalk, Connecticut, and currently based in New York City. Active in the worlds of contemporary classical/new music, theatre, film, jazz, and pop, he attempts as often as possible to meaningfully fuse elements of these styles into compelling and cohesive work. Musically, he is interested in symmetry, the morphology of patterns, minimalism/post-minimalism, reimagined grooves, and collaboration. He is the 2018 recipient of NYU Steinhardt’s prestigious 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. Among the industry luminaries he’s had the privilege of working with are actors Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, Raul Esparza, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, and Leslie Odom, Jr; directors Lonny Price, Arthur Laurents, Sam Mendes, and Chris Ashley; musical directors Alex Lacamoire, Alan Gilbert, Patrick Vaccariello and Grant Sturiale; and writers/composers Stephen Sondheim, Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron, Alan Menken, Duncan Sheik, Marc Shaiman, Rob Kapilow and Bill Sherman. In 2018, he appeared as Gabe in Tisch New Theatre’s production of Next to Normal at the SoHo Playhouse.
Upon entering high school, Kyle's musical interests expanded to concert and chamber music, and he began composing for a more diverse array of instrumental and vocal ensembles, exploring genres ranging from contemporary percussion chamber music and marching band to Barbershop harmony and musical theatre. His solo marimba work Solitudes earned him a Finalist position in both the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer and the BMI Student Composer competitions in 2016. An avid lover of drum set and percussion since age five, Kyle is an active performing musician, having participated in orchestras, big bands, pit orchestras and many other ensembles throughout high school and college, and performed as an instrumentalist at venues like Ars Nova, The Bitter End, Feinstein's/54 Below, Knitting Factory Brooklyn and New World Stages.
Kyle is currently pursuing a BM in Music Theory & Composition at NYU Steinhardt in the studio of Ezequiel Viñao, a former student of Olivier Messiaen. He has also studied composition under Pedro da Silva in New York and Beata Hlavenkova in Prague, as well as percussion under Sean Statser and voice with Ryan Driscoll. Past works include a dance piece premiered at JCC Manhattan, a percussion duo for Cisum Percussion, 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 music collective C3, whose debut EP, 'The Unanswered Question,' was released in April 2017, with their sophomore recording project set for release in February 2019. The SPHERES collective, featuring composers from NYU, MSM, and Juilliard, had their inaugural chamber concert in fall 2018. He is also working on a handful of ongoing collaborations with his peers at NYU, including a duo improv project with keyboardist Rohan Chander, a triptych of works exploring our psychological relationship to the medical-industrial complex with singer-songwriter Amelia Murray, and an experimental theatre piece with Tisch student Kait Warner. He also acts as a freelance music copyist and transcriber, and has music assisted a number of projects in New York, and is currently contracted by JAWLine Music Preparation and Music Theatre International. In addition to music and theatre, Kyle's interests include art/painting, workworking, architecture, modelmaking, filmmaking, puppetry, magic and cooking, 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.