Mykal Kilgore was most recently seen at New York’s famed City Center in the critically acclaimed production of Songs for A New World. Other recent credits include the Lyric Opera of Chicago in their production of Jesus Christ Superstar. On Broadway his voice can currently be heard nightly in the hit Dear Evan Hansen Other Broadway Credits include: Motown the Musical and Hair. THEATRE: Freckleface Strawberry (Off-Broadway), the 1st National Tour of the Book of Mormon and the World Premiere of Marley. Television and Film Credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar Live (NBC), The Wiz Live (NBC) and Collateral Beauty.
As a vocalist, Mykal has performed to sold out audiences at Joe’s Pub, Roseland Ballroom, Birdland, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Kennedy Center, and in his own cabaret "MYKAL @54Below." and has toured throughout North America and Europe/Asia with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. You can also hear him on the album's “#LoVE” by Lyons and Pakchar, "Living in A Dark World" by Slow Knights, Scott Alan's "LIVE" and on “Make Me Believe in Hope” by Bright Light Bright Light! He has also appeared on The View and recently performed for the mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio's inauguration day celebration.
A classical music graduate from Florida State University, He can go from singing a Broadway show tune to Soul and Jazz scatting all with Gospel undertones in one song. His multi-faceted and multi-octave Tenor can easily slide up to a crystal clear Soprano a feat unmatched by even today’s most popular male vocalist. Mykal’s sound is a gumbo of American roots music and modern feels. Soul songs that talk about love, what's happening in the world and more.
Songs For A New World
“A knockout performance” - The New York Times
“Immensely winning” - The New York Times
“The cast standout” - The New York Times
“…bursts with vocal power and warm charisma all evening” - BroadwayWorld
“insanely good” - TheaterMania
“powerhouse vocals coupled with great acting choices” - AMNY
Jesus Christ Superstar (Chicago)
"Judas stunningly is portrayed by Mykal Kilgore. His vocal range is unbelievably exquisite; he is impassioned and articulate and brings the house down several times. We understand Judas’ turmoil." - Northwest Herald
"Judas, Mykal Kilgore is as unfettered as any Judas, ever." - Chicago Tribune
"Judas is deftly handled by Mykal Kilgore" - Around Town Chicago
"The show-stopping, clarion-voiced Mykal Kilgore" - Chicago Sun Times
“Mykal Kilgore’s high notes came closest to Michael Jackson’s youthful exuberance.” – New York Times
"A falsetto for the ages." - Seattle Music News
“There are some voices that resonate so loud in your spirit it causes your insides to jump up and down like you’re on a trampoline…” – BroadwayBlack.com
“Another highlight was the host, Mykal Kilgore, who not only killed it during his performances but provided laugher in between songs” – Katie Ackerly (blogger)
“Mykal is soulful exuberance, eliciting seductive tonal quality that makes one a little weak at the knees when experiencing.” – Paul Reynolds (MyFizzyPop)
“…it was MC Mykal Kilgore who provided the biggest LOLs, with a running diva-esque commentary that commanded all eyes at all times.” – MTV UK
“The truly wonderful Kilgore shows Katy Perry how ‘Roar’ should be sung and adds an interesting twist to ‘The Greatest Love of All” – Jeremy Williams-Chalmers (SoSo Gay)