Kevin Gray, playing The King of Siam in St. Louis' currently running production of THE KING AND I, returns to The Muny after previously playing the Engineer in Miss Saigon (2001). In this conversation with Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson, Gray discusses his varied career and his rexamination of this role, one he's played before, for The Muny's production. Watch the interview below!
The Muny presents the seventh and final show of its 94th season, The King and I, now through August 12, directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. Alongside Gray, making her Muny debut as Anna Leonowens, is Laura Michelle Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang, Joshua Dela Cruz as Lun Tha, and Alan Ariano as the Kralahome.
In The King and I, cultures collide as Anna struggles to find her place in the exotic Siamese world of beauty and grand tradition, ruled by a King whom she must learn to serve and understand.
The Muny’s production features scenic design by Michael Schweikardt. Sound design is by Jason Krueger, lighting design by John Lasiter, and costume coordination by Robin McGee. Brad Haak serves as the musical director, and the production stage manager is Harold Goldfaden.
Kevin Gray (The King) Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours: The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, The King and I, A Little Night Music, Titanic, Jesus Christ Superstar, Show Boat, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Chu Chem, Night of the Iguana, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Pacific Overtures, The Baker's Wife, The Death of Garcia Lorca, The Knife, and Lola. Regional: Oliver!, Evita, Man of La Mancha, Jekyll and Hyde, Funny Girl, Kismet, Irma La Douce, Threepenny Opera, The Fantasticks, Carousel, Romance Language, The Real Thing, Colorados, All's Well That Ends Well, Richard III, The Tempest, Macbeth. TV: Law & Order SVU, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Linc's, The Equalizer, Miami Vice, The Guiding Light, One Life to Live, and Ryan's Hope. He is married to Dodie Pettit, with whom he co-wrote the musical Dracula: the Covenant, and A Frog's Tale, a children’s musical audio book. Kevin serves on the faculty of Hartt School Theater Division of the University of Hartford.
For tickets, scheduling and more information, visit www.muny.org.