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Kevin Gray most recently starred as Scar in the National Tour of Julie Taymor’s THE LION KING.
Prior to this, Mr. Gray toured the United Kingdom as The King in THE KING AND I,
reprising his role from the Broadway revival of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic, in which he became only the third actor in history to play the role on Broadway.
Mr. Gray starred as Pontius Pilate in the Broadway revival of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and starred in Harold Prince’s production of SHOWBOAT as Gaylord Ravenal.
He toured as the star of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s MUSIC OF THE NIGHT, and appeared as The Engineer in the Los Angeles and Toronto productions of MISS SAIGON, receiving the Dora Mavor Moore and Dramalogue awards for his performance.
He appears on THE COMPLETE MISS SAIGON, recorded in London. He was the youngest actor to play the title role in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway and on the U.S. National Tour, receiving The Carbonelle Award for his performance as The Phantom.
Before that, he played Raoul in PHANTOM on Broadway and created the role of Valentin in the world premiere of the musical KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN.
Kevin first came to the attention of New York audiences for his portrayal of Kayama in the 1985 revival of Stephen Sondheim’s PACIFIC OVERTURES, and he was subsequently seen on Broadway as The Prince in CHU CHEM and Off-Broadway in THE KNIFE and THE DEATH OF GARCIA LORCA at The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Young Playwrite’s Festival at Playwright’s Horizons, and THE BAKER’S WIFE at the York Theatre.
He appeared in the pre-Broadway revival of NIGHT OF THE IGUANA starring Jean Moreau, Michael Moriarity, Eileen Brennan, and Roy Dotrice, and in ROMANCE LANGUAGE at the Mark Taper Forum with Frances Conroy, Concetta Tomei, and John Vickery.
Other Regional credits include THE REAL THING at The Portland Stage Company, IRMA LA DOUCE at The Goodspeed Opera House, and THE TEMPEST, MACBETH, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL and RICHARD III at The Boston Shakespeare Company.
Mr. Gray also created the title roles in DRACULA THE COVENANT, at the Stonington Opera House, written by Mr. Gray and his wife Dodie Pettit, and Billie Brown’s COLORADOS for Paul Giovanni at The Mount Gretna Playhouse.
In 1987, he sang the lead in Heitor Villa-Lobos’ MAGDALENA in New York, with George Rose, Judy Kaye, Faith Esham, and Jerry Hadley, a production recorded for CBS Masterworks.
His musical credits include JEKYLL AND HYDE, A CHORUS LINE, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, THE THREE PENNY OPERA, KISMET, CAROUSEL, GODSPELL, CAMELOT, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, THE FANTASTICKS, and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
Mr. Gray’s many concert appearances include Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall and he was the recipient of the National Institute For Music Theatre Award in 1989.
Kevin has guest starred on LAW AND ORDER SUV, LAW AND ORDER C.I., MIAMI VICE, and THE EQUALIZER , played roles on RYAN’S HOPE and THE GUIDING LIGHT and co-starred in the film WHITE HOT. Mr. Gray can also be heard on BROADWAY’S FABULOUS PHANTOMS, as well as two recordings by Dodie Pettit: VOICES OF BROADWAY, a joint venture with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and SONGS FROM THE JOURNEY.
He has been the audio voice of many books including works by Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Nick Hornby, Lian Hearn, Alvin and Heidi Toeffler, John Yokoyama, Larry Bossidy, and Ram Charan.