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2010
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Levi Kreis — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Levi Kreis

Show:
Million Dollar Quartet

Role:
Jerry Lee Lewis, the pompadoured rockabilly pioneer whose dramatic style at the piano gave new meaning to “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

Bio Brief:
Kreis is making his Broadway debut after releasing three gospel-infused albums and touring the country performing his own music.

Other Honors for This Role
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award

Tony History:
This is Kreis’ first Tony nomination.

Fun Fact:
Kreis began playing the piano by ear when he was five years old; by age 12, he was playing at tent revivals every weekend near his hometown in Tennessee.

Quotable Quote:
“We all feel a responsibility to do these legends justice because we’ve all grown up with such a respect for the impact they had on American culture. [Million Dollar Quarter] was never something that I envisioned doing. I’ve been a singer/songwriter and touring my albums for four years, and I never thought I would end up in this position, but it has been such an honor to discover how supportive the Broadway community is.” —Kreis in an interview with Broadway.com, 4/10

 

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical