Million Dollar Quartet
Jerry Lee Lewis, the pompadoured rockabilly pioneer whose dramatic style at the piano gave new meaning to “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
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
This is Kreis’ first Tony nomination.
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.
“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