A distinction evidenced by his roles in Broadway and L.A. productions of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE (for which he garnered an N.A.A.C.P. Image Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor), RENT, DREAMGIRLS and Duke Ellington’s SOPHISTICATED LADIES.
Currently Kye is currently a featured singer/dancer and staging director for Barry Manilow in his Emmy Award winning stage show “ULTIMATE MANILOW” (formerly “MUSIC and PASSION”).
Having been a back-up singer for Manilow for many years his relationship with Manilow has given rise to Kye becoming both his choreographer and staging director for Barry Manilow’s “HERE AT THE MAYFLOWER” tour as well as choreographer for the world premiere musical, “COULD IT BE MAGIC”, which Kye not only starred in, but received a Jeff Award nomination for Best Choreography.
Kye is also an accomplished, trained and inspiring teacher. He has been a principal teacher and clinician for Dance Excellence (Los Angeles) and Show Choir Camps of America. He is also a highly sought after judge and adjudicator for various competitions nationwide.
He was a choreographer for Anita Mann Productions ’91-’97 and as part of that staff created works that included all forms of character, jazz, hip-hop, tap, folk and ballroom dancing for productions that included MISS AMERICA (1993), Jerry Lewis Telethons and NBC Annual Convention.
His focus is that the artist should know his craft from the inside outward. To that end he is also an accomplished songwriter and lyricist having co-written a World Premiere Urban Opera called THE FAMILY.
Kye integrates his talents as entertainer and his passions as a teacher to fulfill his life’s mission as an artist and human being: to unite a community of individuals who choose to create trust and passionate expressions of life as an expanding collective.