I was raised in Kansas City, KS by my wonderful and supportive parents Kelly and Deb Reynolds. They have always helped me follow my dreams, allowing me to participate in theatre from a very young age. I started performing at the Kansas Academy of Theatrical Arts when I was in 2nd grade, and I have never looked back! During my High School years at Piper High School I got to perform in my school shows and at local theaters in the Kansas City area including Starlight Theater where I was awarded the 2009 Rising Star Award. After High School I attended Drake University in Des Moines, IA pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. Some of the productions I had the privilege of performing in at Drake University were: Cabaret, Bare-A Pop Opera, Dog Sees God, Chicago, Into the Woods, and Anything Goes. While in Des Moines I also worked at StageWest Theatre Co. in shows such as Parade, Working and Spring Awakening.
After graduation in 2013 I began work as an Associate Company Member at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis TN, playing such roles as Smee in Peter Pan, Ralph in Reefer Madness, Younkers in Gypsy, Peter Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Patsy in Spamalot (2013-2014 Ostrander Nomination.) When I was not performing or rehearsing for shows at POTS, I was working in the scene shop to help build the sets for the productions.
On July 1st 2014 I started as a Resident Company Member at Charleston Stage in Charleston, SC. While at Charleston Stage I appeared as Wilbur C. Henderson in You Can’t Take It With You, The Hermit in Young Frankenstein, Fred in A Christmas Carol, Alexander in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Mr. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank, Carl Hanratty in Catch Me if You Can, Northbrooke in Mary Poppins, and Seymour Krelborn in Little Shop of Horrors. Outside of performing in shows I taught classes in Beginning and Advanced Acting as well as Musical Theatre and Prop Construction to kids from 1st to 12th grade.
June 13th I started my current job at The Old Creamery Theatre Company in Amana IA. Since joining the company, I have served as a teacher on the Camp Creamery Summer Theatre Camp working with kids ages 7 and up giving them a chance to work and perform with professional actors while they rehearse and present a play. I have also been a part of the Main Stage and Theatre for Young Audiences Seasons, performing as Roger in Grease, Kenny in Miss Nelson Has a Field Day, and Tom in Nana's Naughty Knickers. On top of performing in shows at The Creamery, I also have been helping to build the sets for the shows and have served as the Assistant Stage Manager and Props Master for Winter Wonderettes and The Elves and the Shoemaker, as well as the Set Designer for The Elves and the Shoemaker.
I would like to thank everyone who has helped me along the way in this crazy business, but a huge thanks needs to go to my family and friends who have always supported my career even when it means that I have to be halfway across the country. Thank you so much and I love you!
HOMETOWN: Kansas City, Kansas
Q: WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?
A: Drake University. Des Moines, Iowa
Q: WHAT ROLES WILL YOU BE APPEARING IN THIS YEAR?
A: Courfeyrac in Les Miserables, Ralph in Reefer Madness, Smee in Peter Pan, and Patsy in Spamalot
Q: WHAT IS YOUR DREAM ROLE/ SHOW TO WORK ON?
A: I want to play Max Bialystock in The Producers when I am older. I feel like he is a lead role that has all the features of a character role, which is what I like to play.
Q: WHAT SHOWS ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SEASON AT PLAYHOUSE?
A: I am really excited for Peter Pan! It is my favorite story of all time, my favorite Disney movie, and favorite ride at Walt Disney World. I can’t help but cry a little bit every time that the ship takes off and flies through the Darling family nursery. It has such a feeling of magic and I feel like our world just needs a little bit more magic.
Q: HOW DID YOU GET YOUR START IN THEATRE?
A: I saw Fiddler on the Roof with my dad when I was 8 years old at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City. During intermission my dad asked me if I liked the show, I told him that I did, and
that someday I wanted to be in it. He laughed and asked me what part I would want to play, and without missing a beat, I told him Tevye. Two years later I auditioned for Fiddler on the Roof Jr, at the Kansas Academy of Theatrical Arts, and I got to play Tevye. From then on it has been all theatre.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIAL SKILLS?
A: I can make a horse galloping sound with my tongue.
Q: WHAT ARE YOU ADDICTED TO?
A: I have to say that I am addicted to Dexter. I still have not seen the final season, because I am waiting for it to come out in a box set. I am too impatient to wait a whole week between each episode, so I wait for the whole season so I can knock it out in just a few days. But really, I have not seen the last season so please, hold off any spoilers until further notice.
Q: WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT PLAYHOUSE, HOW DO YOU THINK YOU’LL SPEND
YOUR TIME IN MEMPHIS?
A: AT THE ZOO!!!
Q: WHAT’S THE BEST JOKE OR FUNNY STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD?
A: What do you call a nosy pepper? Jalapeno Business
Q: WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS JUST STARTING OUT IN THE THEATRE BUSINESS?
A: Get involved in any way possible. This business is all about getting your name out there. Once people know you and they like you, it is hard for them to forget about you. If you do not put yourself out there how are they going to know how great you are, and the amazing things you can do for them?