Kimbirdlee is an actor, singer, arts administrator, director and community builder. Recent theatre credits: THE MONKEY KING: A Modern Musical, role: Monkey King, INTO THE WOODS, role: Florida (both directed by Steven Eng), 1776, role: John Adams, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, role: Ghost of Christmas Past - fun fact: her son, Jack, also a Magis actor, played Tiny Tim! (both produced by MST&DA, dir. by Jacqueline Lucid), THE TEMPEST, role: Ariel (Marin Shakes) - Notable NYC venues: TimesCenter Midtown, Actor’s Temple, 54Below, 59E59, NYU-Tisch, Howe Theatre - Kimbirdlee is an actor w/ NAAP DISCOVER SERIES and regular soloist at Friends of NAAP Cabaret (BAR THALIA/SYMPHONY SPACE/Lincoln Center). She plays the title role in THE MONKEY KING (co-written w/ Jonathan Fadner), w/ productions by National Asian Artists Project, Queens Theatre, MST&DA, 23 Elephants, Common Man Musicals. Assistant Executive Director & Head of Theatre Dept. (Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance, a nonprofit performing arts org) Executive Director/Cofounder (Common Man Musicals Theatre Co). Trained at ACT-SF & earned her BFA (Music Perf & Dance) from Mills College.
Kimbirdlee Fadner (NY, NY) is a versatile vocalist known for her beautiful tone and incredible range that's topped off with blazing high notes. As a singing actor with classical and theatrical technical training, she frequently performs musical theatre, dramatic plays and new works by composers and writers in NYC.
She actively performs and pursues the development of new, progressive and meaningful theatre works. She has experience working with theatre and performing arts organizations in strengthening community diversity, producing new and established theatrical works, delivering high caliber theatre and arts education, and administering progressive and inclusive policies in the field of dramatic arts. Upcoming new works/plays/musicals/adaptations projects include Magis Theatre Co. THE ALCESTIAD (role: Death/Lachesis), GHOSTS OF THE PAST, RICHARD II & THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.
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