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Kevin Connors has been a professional musical theatre composer and director for almost 30 years. Off-Broadway credits include Prime Time Prophet, Jukebox Saturday Night, The Abandoned Loves of Frederick R., Life Anonymous, Lover - The Valentino Musical, Babes Off Broadway (finalist for the Michael Stewart Production Award), Saloon and Suzy Q. Connecticut credits include numerous professional productions at Stamford Center for the Arts including The Fantasticks, It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Babes in Toyland (director, book, new music and lyrics, four seasons), Bah Humbug (writer/director, two seasons), and the Grand Re-Opening of the Palace Theatre starring Skitch Henderson, Louise Pitre, James Naughton and Joan Rivers. Other CT Credits - Just Like a Woman (composer/lyricist, Music Theatre of Connecticut, directed by Morton DaCosta), Baby (director - Polka Dot Playhouse), Christopher Columbus and Operetta in Red, White and Blue (director - New England Lyric Operetta). Mr. Connors began his career as a performer touring his own act with Bob Hope, Henny Youngman and Johnny Mathis; aboard the ships of Cunard Cruises and in top NYC cabarets.

In 1987 he co-founded Music Theatre of Connecticut with Jim Schilling, and since then, has directed many of the Equity MTC MainStage productions including Cole, Yours, Anne (Connecticut Critics Circle award nominee), It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (2008 Moss Hart Award Winner), A Little Night Music, Edges, john & jen and The Last 5 Years; as well as writing original music and lyrics for more than 10 childrens' musicals. In 2009, his latest work - Mothers and Sons (with playwright Joe Landry) had its World Premiere on the MTC Mainstage.

As an educator, he has served on the Musical Theatre faculties at The Hartt School of Music/University of Hartford and the University of Bridgeport, and has created many of MTC's programs, including the nationally-recognized College-Bound in the Performing Arts, which he now presents at theatre schools throughout the country. Mr. Connors' debut CD, The Things We Never Say, was released in October 2000 through Original Cast Records. He is also currently working on the new musical Love on Ice with playwright Bill Nabel (B'way's Beauty and the Beast), and is a proud member of Actors' Equity, ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild.

 


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