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Hi. I'm Martin Kelly, a musician and performer in Toronto, Canada.

Martin Kelly's Bio:

Born in the UK, Martin Kelly discovered a love of performing at an early age and, after studying the Performing Arts at college, Martin did some small-scale theatre at a professional level. Taking on numerous roles as actor, director and producer, he learned a lot about the industry in a short time.

 

Eventually forgoing the theatre to perform as a male vocalist in clubs around the UK, Martin Kelly quickly became a firm favorite at many venues and was asked to return time and time again, always delivering a varied program of music that was tailored to each individual venue and audience.

 

After moving to Toronto, Canada in 2009, Martin Kelly returned to performing live theatre in the highly succesful musical of 'The Full Monty'. Feature roles soon followed in popular musicals such as 'Guys and Dolls', 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat', 'My Fair Lady,'  'Urinetown - The Musical' and 'Parade'. Upcoming roles: Oliver Warbucks in 'Annie'  with Curtain Call Players.

 

Martin Kelly continues to perform around the Greater Toronto Area, as well as recording various tracks from home. He is currently looking to record his first studio album, after receiving positive feedback from fans all around the world who have listened to music online through www.reverbnation.com/martinjkelly.

Martin Kelly's Experience:

  • Freelance Actor at Curtain Call Players

    Played the role of Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks in the 2013 production of Annie and Harold the Hermit in the 2014 production of Young Frankenstein The Musical.

  • Freelance Actor at Stageworks Toronto

    Performed in Stageworks Toronto's musical productions of 'Into The Woods' (Cinderella's Father, 2011), 'Urinetown' (Senator Fipp, 2012) and 'Parade' (Old Soldier, 2013).

  • Freelance Actor at Scarborough Music Theatre

    Performed various roles in Musical Theatre, including 'The Full Monty' (Harold Nichols, 2011), 'Guys and Dolls' (Rusty Charlie, 2011) 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' (Simeon/Potiphar, 2011) and 'My Fair Lady' (Alfie Doolittle, 2012).

  • Director of Marketing at Scarborough Music Theatre

    Responsible for overseeing the marketing efforts of the SMT brand and seeking out corporate sponsorship/programme advertising/etc. Reports back to the Board of Directors on a regular basis and to the general membership at the Annual General Meeting every year.

  • Co-Unit Manager at Scarborough Music Theatre

    Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the SMT rehearsal and workshop space. Also responsible for the loan and return of set pieces required by other companies.

  • Freelance Male Vocalist at Represented by Creeme Entertainments

    Worked the UK club circuit as a male vocalist entertainer. Frequently invited back to venues as an audience favorite.

  • Freelance Entertainer at Diamond Entertainments

    Spent many years entertaining people in pubs and clubs around the UK.

  • Director/Producer at New World Theatre Company

    Took on the dual role of Producer and Director for Centre Stage Theatre Company's inaugral production, 'Extremities' by William Mastrosimone.

  • Actor at Platform Theatre Company

    Played the role of Eric Birling in Platform Theatre Company's production of J.B. Priestly's 'An Inspector Calls'.

  • Actor at Platform Theatre Company

    Played the role of Tom in Alan Aykbourne's 'Table Manners'

Martin Kelly's Education:

  • Bishop Henshaws R.C. upper School, Rochdale, UK

  • Higginshaw Centre for Performing Arts, Oldham

    Concentration: BTEC Performing Arts

Martin Kelly's Interests & Activities:

Martin loves watching his favorite Sci-Fi programs (Star Trek, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Firefly), connecting with his fans via social networks, always looking for more opportunities to perform. He also designs T-shirts in is spare time and his designs can be found at http://www.redbubble.com/people/marinasinger/portfolio.

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