Kyra Miller is an actor, singer and writer, with a long prior background as a dancer. Though her training and credits are greatly varied, including solo work and devised theater, she is primarily an actor by orientation, and the greatest chunk of her professional work happens in musicals, or shows that otherwise include singing.
Her credits include Rebecca in Rags at TheaterWorks Silicon Valley, for which she was nominated for best actress in a musical at the San Francisco Outer Bay Theatre Critics’ Circle; Franca in The Light in the Piazza, directed by Joe Calarco at the Philadelphia Theater Company (Barrymore nom, best ensemble); The Time of Your Life, directed by Tina Landau (in co-production with Steppenwolf), at Seattle Rep and A.C.T. in San Francisco; Bebe in A Chorus Line at the 5th Avenue Theatre; Aldonza in The Man of La Mancha at the Tulane Summer Lyric (Big Easy award, best actress in a musical); Leah in The Immigrant at the Westport Country Playhouse; and roles at Portland Stage Company, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and in New York at the Pearl Theater Company, among others.
She auditions a lot, primarily as a singer. The Alexander technique has transformed this practice for her. Recent auditions include getting called in to sing for the NYC companies of The Phantom of the Opera, The Band’s Visit, Dear Evan Hansen and Sweeney Todd.
She is also the author of four one-person shows, many of which involved singing (Chosen, Bless the Telephone, The Uses of Disenchantment, and The Bruce and Billy Show, which was directed by Barb Jungr) that she has performed at Joe’s Pub, the Metropolitan Room, the Cornelia Street Café and Pangea. As a storyteller, she has performed with Women of Letters at the Bell House (later published in an anthology by Penguin). Her most recent writing, BlueBeardGasLight, involves puppetry and live-feed video, and was accepted in the Object Movement Festival this year.
Kyra began studying classical singing at Mannes at the age of fifteen; she currently studies in NYC with Virginia Grasso. She has been represented by Wolf Talent since 2004. Member, Actors Equity since 2002. MFA in acting from the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Washington, 2003.
She is currently an artist in residence at the Balance Arts Center in the Karl Kemp, a space grant with an upcoming performance on September 25th 2019.