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About


Kenny is a suburban boy from Trumbull, CT. He is the oldest of two: little sister, Kelly (Kenny and Kelly – what were they thinking?). Kenny stumbled into the theater scene his freshman year of high school. A friend mentioned that the production she was in at the JCC needed more boys in the ensemble…and Kenny wasn’t doing anything after school, so he said “YES,” Off to Anatevka he went, immersed in the Jewish culture and traditions of Fiddler on the Roof. He was hooked.
 
After cramming as many shows as possible into his high school years, he went on to attend Syracuse University to receive a BFA in Musical Theatre. He truly loved his time upstate in the tundra and embraced the full college experience (Go Orange!). He was fortunate enough to play roles such as Valentine in Two Gentleman of Verona, Cliff Bradshaw in Cabaret, and produce and perform in the lovable 90’s musical Little By Little under the direction of one of his dearest mentors, Rodney Scott Hudson.
 
Kenny’s professional career began at The MUNY in St. Louis, MO where he became a member of Actors’ Equity. He racked up six shows working there over the course of two summer seasons. He was privileged to perform alongside seasoned professionals such as Leslie Kritzer, Tony Yazbeck, Andrea Burns, Lewis Stadlen, Ken Page and countless others. He formed lasting relationships with many, but specifically Artistic Director and mentor, Paul Blake.
 
Once moving to New York City, Paul Blake invited him to perform in an early incarnation of the current Broadway hit, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical…and Carole came!
 
Kenny expanded his creative breadth when Broadway production and merchandising company, The Araca Group, selected him to be a part of the Araca Project. This program is an initiative to foster the young entrepreneurial spirit. In preparation for this opportunity, he pursued training through the Commercial Theatre Institute (CTI): an entity that provides an education in commercial producing. Kenny went on to make his producorial debut with the off-Broadway production of Sheri Sanders: In Concert.

Kenny resides in West Harlem when not out of town for gigs and always has a number of projects in the works - scroll down to check out his NEWS page for current updates!

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News


News


Cook For Your Life Benefit Concert at 54 Below - Cook For Your Life is an organization that teaches healthy cooking to people touched by cancer. Kenny performed a song written by up-and-coming composer, Will Buck.

 

54 Sings Doonesbury (Mike Doonesbury) - Kenny starred as Mike Doonesbury is this hilarious and outrageous 80's broadway musical at 54 Below. Directed by Mark Falconer and musically directed by Will Buck.

 

"Which Comes First: The Music & Lyrics of Matt and Matte" - produced by Out of the Box Theatrics, Elizabeth Flemming, and Justin Nichols at The Duplex

 

Anne of Green Gables (Moody MacPherson)- they did it again! Composing team Matte O'Brien & Matt Vinson workshopped this infectious musical for some industry big-hitters. Exciting plans for this show!

 

Fiddler on the Roof  (Motel the tailor) with Arizona Theatre Company. Kenny had the most wonderful time playing the skittish, yet brave Motel the tailor in Tucson, AZ and Phoenix, AZ.

 

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown in NYC! Kenny played the role of Linus under the direction of Ethan Paulini with Out of the Box Theatrics.

 

Anne of Green Gables - a reading of a new musical written by Matte O'Brien & Matt Vinson and starring Michelle Veintimilla (The Visit) & Lauren Zakrin (Natasha, Pierre.., Rock of Ages).

 

Principal singer on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam with Holland America Cruise Lines. Kenny performed in three revue shows (originally created by Lorin Latarro and Michael Balderrama) as well as Dancing With The Stars: At Sea. He had the privilege of singing at the finale performance of Dancing With The Stars: At Sea hosted by Carson Kressley & Florence Henderson and starring Kym Johnson & Tony Dovolani.

 

Kenny signed with Across the Board Talent Agency! He is thrilled to be working with his new agents Todd, Nikki, and Alaina.

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Reviews


Reviews


Metzger plays Bradshaw as the sympathetic but poised American symbol, drawing out his best performances in powerful scenes dealing with still relevant issues of racism, homophobia and abortion. Metzger’s character seems to take all the hits in this arena, and it’s to his credit that each is a believable — and thus moving — encounter. It’s a shame Bradshaw rarely sings, for when he does, Metzger pours out a beautifully powerful voice that’s perfect for the stage.
— The Daily Orange by Gregory Miller (Cabaret)
Unlike other Cliffords, Kenny Metzger sings quite well and brings a sunny, forthright American conviction to the center of the Weimar moral squalor, like a hero from Henry James or even Tom Clancy
— Syracuse New Times by James MacKillop (Cabaret)
Yet from the start the chemistry between Kenny Metzger (Valentine) and Luke Wygodny (Proteus) made us forget that ‘Who is Silvia? What is she, that all our swains commend her?’ is not a common phrase in our vocabulary.
— Amelia Bienstock (Two Gentlemen of Verona)
The innovative producers of the event were Kenny Metzger and Kristin Morris…created an evening which gives three dimensional life to her [Sheri Sander’s] credo: that rock and pop songs are inextricably entwined with the social history of their time – but that performers today can connect with them as still-living, still-relevant personal expressions
— Stagebuzz.com by Robb Hartmann (Sheri Sanders: In Concert)
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