Kent M. Lewis

Thanks for visiting my page! Whether you’re a fellow artist, a producer, or a new friend, I’m glad you’re here! My hope is that these webpages give you a glimpse into who I am, what I do, and how I got this way!

I grew up in a musical family; church choir, school performances, barbershop quartets, garage bands, and then, in high school, I got the musical comedy bug in my first production, playing Gaylord Ravenal in Hinsdale Central’s Spring Musical “Showboat”.

I attended the College of DuPage and studied music theory with Lee Kesselman and directing with Craig Berger. While attending COD, I had the privilege of portraying Georg Nowack in She Loves Me, in the very last musical in the old college theater space in “Building M” and Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls in the very first musical in the Belushi Performance Hall in the multi-million dollar McAninch Arts Center.

For $5.21 an hour, I landed my first professional role at Six Flags Great America, where I made friends who took me to an audition in Indiana where I fell in love with the theatre community and literally moved into the costume shop at the Bridge-Vu Dinner Theater.

While in Indiana, I was introduced to the Lyn Knight Dance Center where I received a scholarship and spent two years in constant study and disciplined practice.

That practice returned dividends in opportunities on stage at Opryland, in summer stock theaters (where I became a director and a choreographer) on cruise ships, and at regional theaters throughout the country.

After many years of the gypsy life, the birth of my daughter brought a new joy, and also a semi-retirement to my theatrical pursuits and I enjoyed assistant managing a community bank, and directing admissions at a private school, among other vocations.

Ultimately, I returned to the boards playing Bob Wallace in White Christmas, touring North America with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and spending three years as a swing with the Chicago, Toronto, and National Tour productions of Billy Elliot.

I continue to appear regionally, typically as actor/musician in shows like “Once”, “The Buddy Holly Story” and “Million Dollar Quartet” and I’m enjoying a renaissance of directing/choreographing opportunities. I still take dance class, I still take voice lessons, I still study acting, and musicianship. I’m a life long learner, and I plan to be a learned long lifer!

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