Hi. I'm Martin Kelly, a musician and performer in Toronto, Canada.
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' and 'Urinetown - The Musical'.
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 Background
Martin Kelly's Experience
Freelance Male Vocalist at Represented by Creeme Entertainments
September 2005 - May 2009 | all over the UK
Worked the UK club circuit as a male vocalist entertainer. Frequently invited back to venues as an audience favorite.
Actor at Platform Theatre Company
October 1991 - November 1991 | Grange Arts Centre, Oldham, UK
Played the role of Tom in Alan Aykbourne's 'Table Manners'
Director/Producer at Centre Stage Theatre Company
February 1992 - March 1992 | Grange Arts Centre, Oldham
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
May 1992 - May 1992 | Grange Arts Centre, Oldham, UK
Played the role of Eric Birling in Platform Theatre Company's production of J.B. Priestly's 'An Inspector Calls'.
Freelance Entertainer at Diamond Entertainments
April 1993 - September 2005 | Various locations around the UK
Spent many years entertaining people in pubs and clubs around the UK.
Freelance Actor at Scarborough Music Theatre
November 2010 - May 2012 | Toronto, Canada
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).
Freelance Actor at Stageworks Toronto
May 2011 - August 2012 | Toronto, Canada
Performed in Stageworks Toronto's musical productions of Stephen Sondheim's 'Into The Woods' (Cinderella's Father, 2011) and 'Urinetown' (Senator Fipp, 2012)
Co-Unit Manager at Scarborough Music Theatre
May 2012 - Present | Toronto, Canada
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.
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
Loves watching his favorite Sci-Fi programs (Star Trek, Doctor Who, Torchwood), connecting with his fans via social networks, always looking for more opportunities to perform.