DAMON KIRSCHE has performed in theatres across the country, most recently appearing as Prof. Henry Higgins in MTWichita’s MY FAIR LADY and as Carl-Magnus in South Coast Repertory’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. Last spring he played Ravenal in SHOW BOAT at Casa Mañana with the Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra, and later appeared as Franklin Shepard in TheatreWorks’ MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. This fall he will return to South Coast Rep in the World Premiere of John Strand and Dennis McCarthy’s AN ITALIAN STRAW HAT.
Damon has revived several works with the Los Angeles Reprise! series, including SHE LOVES ME (Steven Kodaly) and ON THE 20TH CENTURY (Bruce Granit). On Broadway, Damon appeared in the City Center’s Encores! series productions of ON A CLEAR DAY…, the ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1936, STRIKE UP THE BAND and SWEET ADELINE. Other credits include MY FAIR LADY (Freddy) at La Mirada (Ovation Nomination), CAMELOT (Lancelot) – Cabrillo, THE FANTASTICKS (El Gallo) and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Brad) – Performance Riverside, MY WAY (himself) at both La Mirada Theatre and the Welk Resort, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN (Prince DeLong) and INTO THE WOODS (Rapunzel’s Prince) – Music Circus.
In concert, Damon has been a featured soloist at the Kennedy Center, Weill Hall, the 92nd St Y, Lincoln Center, the Berliner Dom and with the California Philharmonic. He is a member of L.A.’s Musical Theatre Guild, where he starred in concertized readings of LI’L ABNER, SUPERMAN and Joe Taylor, Jr. in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ALLEGRO. He sings throughout Southern California with vintage swing orchestra Mora’s Modern Rhythmists, at the Chandler Pavillion, the Orpheum, Catalina’s Casino Ballroom and aboard HMS Queen Mary. The orchestra recently debuted as resident big band at the Cicada Club in downtown L.A. and Damon is featured on their CDs “Goblin Market” and “Devil’s Serenade.”
Damon was raised on an organic family farm in Windsor, North Dakota (population: 33). Proud member of Actor’s Equity. Training: The Juilliard School. Website: www.damonkirsche.com
MTG ProductionsHigh Spirits (Charles Condomine)
Fade Out / Fade In (Byron Prong)
Finian’s Rainbow (Woody Mahoney)
Out of this World (Art O’Malley/Jupiter)
Street Scene (Harry Easter)
It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman (Superman/Clark Kent)
Li’l Abner (Li’l Abner Yokum)
Do Re Mi (John Henry Wheeler)
Lady in the Dark (Randy Curtis)
Parade (Britt Craig)
Jubilee (Elyot, Café Singer)
Allegro (Joe Taylor, Jr.)