Kyle is a composer, arranger, actor, and musician born in Norwalk, Connecticut, and currently based in New York City. He has composed chamber music, experimental indie song cycles, sprawling jazz fusion arrangements, film scores, music for theatre and more, and he feels most at home in the middle of these worlds. To that end, his yet-to-be-titled-debut-evening-length-solo-concept-album-meets-chamber-theatre-piece is planned for premiere/release in the spring of 2020.
Though a product of a varied artistic upbringing, his love of music began in the theatre, as both a performer and a composer, mounting 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, and continues to act in and outside of school, recently performing at the SoHo Playhouse, Dixon Place, and Playwrights Downtown.
Kyle is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Theory & Composition at NYU Steinhardt, where he studies with Michael Gordon. Past teachers include Ezequiel Viñao, Pedro da Silva, and Beata Hlavenková (composition); Sean Statser (percussion); Alice Fiedlerová (piano), and Ryan Driscoll (voice). He is the 2018 recipient of NYU Steinhardt’s Alan Menken Composition Scholarship. Recent works include a consortium commission for solo percussion and electronics and a piece for string quartet and electronics. 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.
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 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.
Kyle is also active as an instrumentalist: 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, most recently participating in the Sō Percussion Summer Institute at Princeton University. He is also a freelance music copyist and transcriber, has music assisted a number of projects in New York, and is currently employed 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, 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.