TRENT ARMAND KENDALL'S
Broadway Download Premieres
City World Radio Network
TRENT ARMAND KENDALL BROADWAY DOWNLOAD is a weekly live online radio broadcast premiering Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 5:00-5:55pm, City World Radio Network. CWRN has been in existence for six years and has programming as diverse as the five boroughs. Kendall serves as host and producer with Richard E. Waits as co-host and associate producer. The pair have worked extensively in the industry and share a long term friendship that rarely lines up on the same side of an issue. Expect controversial, playful banter and friendly fire. www.cityworldradio.com The content is pure insider entertainment that bridges the gap between Broadway and "mainstream" entertainment featuring Music, Industry Talk and Hot Topics.
Debut guests for TRENT ARMAND KENDALL BROADWAY DOWNLOAD are 2014 Tony Award Winner James Monroe Iglehart, Best Featured Performance - Male, who stars as Genie in Broadway's ALADDIN and 2016 Tony Award Nominee for Best Costume Design, Clint Ramos, ECLIPSED. Each guest will share their Broadway journey and open up that world by profiling their secondary, cross-over ambitions with an honest look at the challenges and triumphs involved. Kendall and Waits quote the lyrics from Cy Coleman's THE LIFE, "You've got to use what you've got to get what you want". Those excelling in today's Broadway era know this as well as any selfie-taking, Twitter posting L.A. darling.
Upcoming guest include: Carly Hughes (Chicago, The Second Fattest House In America "ABC"), Chad Kimball (Tony Award Nominee / Memphis), Emily Skinner (Tony Award Nominee / Side Show) and Alice Ripley (Tony Award Winner / Next To Normal) and Timothy Ware-Hill (The Pride Project, Kinky Boots), Capathia Jenkins (NEWSIES), Lillas White (THE LIFE), to name a few.
TRENT ARMAND KENDALL
THIS CRAZY LOVE a SOUL(ED) OUT revue
featuring the Brass ILLUSION Orchestra, is set for Sunday, May 15th at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) at The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd Street, NYC 10010.
Trent Armand Kendall is reinventing the nightlife experience with his new high voltage concert. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind event! "Crazy Love" is the theme -- the type of love that emanates from an entertainer driven by passion.
The Tower of Power-esque horn stylings of one of the best ensembles in the tri-state, Brass ILLUSION, brings audiences to a fever pitch as they stomp their feet, sweat and lose their collective minds to the songs of: SAM & DAVE, BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS, GEORGE BENSON, BEN E. KING, THE TEMPTATIONS, THE CARPENTERS, LUTHER VANDROSS, CURTIS MAYFIELD, THE O'JAYS, U2, B.B. KING, CEELO GREEN, MAROON 5, RAY CHARLES and SAME COOKE.
It's all energized and interpreted by Kendall, featuring incredible new orchestrations by Chris Agar, Greg Carger and Brass ILLUSION bandleader Marty Ash.
For tickets and more information, visit tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/1126603-trent-armand-kendall-new-york.
TRENT ARMAND KENDALL is a versatile Broadway and international "Tour De Force!" who's made his home on stages around the world. Now he returns to The Cutting Room where he's enjoyed several past performances, including a concert presentation of LOUIS-AND-ELLA! Kendall has starred on Broadway (INTO THE WOODS revival), Off Broadway (BAT BOY the musical), US National Tours (THE COLOR PURPLE, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE'), Los Angeles (Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOY'S) and London's West End (FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, HEY MR. PRODUCER!). In addition to several cast recordings and compilations, Kendall has two highly acclaimed solo CD's: INTRODUCING TRENT KENDALL-SO MUCH TO SAY (Dress Circle Records, UK) and his award-winning one-man musical PICTURE INCOMPLETE (LML Music). For more, visit www.trentkendall.com.
THE COCOANUTS | THE GUTHRIE THEATER
"Some of the best moments come when we move away from the familiar Marxist routines and the secondary characters get the spotlight. Trent Armand Kendall plays a bumbling detective who is chasing Chico and Harpo. They run circles around him, and even steal the shirt off his back. That leads to a real highlight, as Kendall gets to unleash a tune about not having his shirt to "Habenera" from Carmen!"
And thanks to Trent Armand Kendall's unerring ability to take his buffoonish character seriously, even the smaller role of Detective Hennessy is turned into one of the funnier bits in an already ridiculous show!
Trent Armand Kendall is a hilarious detective who loses his shirt!
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE | HARBOR LIGHTS THEATER CO, STATEN ISLAND, NY
Directed by Stephen Nachamie, Harbor Lights Theater Company's new production of Joe Landry's It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, at Staten Island's Veterans Memorial Hall Playhouse, gives an exciting twist to a holiday favorite.
But the evening is stolen, in spectacular fashion, by Trent Armand Kendall, who glides through his many roles with an energy and range that is breathtaking!
CATS | NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE, BEVERLY MA
"NSMT veteran Trent Armand Kendall's Old Deuteronomy garnered wild applause throughout the night!"
"...and most commanding of the Jellicle Cats is Old Deuteronomy, the tribe's elder statesman and Father Time-figure, covincingly played by veteran actor Trent Armand Kendall."
"Trent Armand Kendall as Old Deuteronomy, the patriacrch of the cats, anchors this production. He uses a gentle-hearted demeanor to reach the audience. Trent delivers a multi-layered performance in the role of a large old cat who has lived many lives and married nine wives. His powerful voice fills the theatre in his songs."
"Trent Armand Kendall has a commanding presence and deep resonating voice as wise Old Deuteronomy, who will cast the definitive vote."
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS | CENTER THEATRE GROUP, LA
" Trent Armand Kendall and JC Montgomery are hysterically amusing as Mr. Bones and Mr. Tambo respectively."
"As the two minstrel players, Trent Armand Kendall and JC Montgomery take the multiple offensive white characters (attorneys, law enforcers) that represent that corrupt system and fearlessly represent the repugnance of a community where justice was for just us."
"These talents are surrounded by other spectacular performances. Trent Armand Kendall plays a bow-legged white sheriff and an aged white prosecutor; JC Montgomery plays attorney Samuel Liebowitz, who gave his time and knowledge to the nine. These two performers also take on minstrel stock characters. The two are not merely triple threats, because they make good on those threats, with convincing acting, beautifully voiced singing, and feat-filled dancing."
"Other double-talking and slimy law officials are played to
perfection by Trent Armand Kendall (whose central role is vaudeville buffoon Mr. Bones) and JC Montgomery, as his goofy counterpart, Mr.
"While the entire cast is uniformly excellent, Trent Armand Kendall and JC Montgomery are also particular standouts as respectively Mr. Bones and Mr. Tambo, the show’s chief minstrel players."
PICTURE INCOMPLETE | OFF-BROADWAY
"Trent Armand Kendall has the voice and stage presence of a show-stopping entertainer!"
BAT BOY the musical | OFF-BROADWAY
"Among the supporting players, Trent Armand Kendall, a rotund but agile man, stands out as a rocking, gospel-singing evangelist, and in a cameo, paddling across the stage on his belly wearing a bicycle helmet and a plastic trash can cover strapped to his back, he's a tortoise. It's a big laugh in a show that, surprisingly enough, is full of them ."
New York Times
"And, Trent Armand Kendall does cartwheels as man, woman and beast!"
" Trent Armand Kendall, in multiple roles, galvanizes the show at the start of the second act as a revivalist preacher. And so it goes, right down the cast list. "
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE' | FIRST NATIONAL TOUR
"Trent Kendall, a dynamic performer and powerhouse vocalist, leads this cast with style and ease."
The Chicago Tribune
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE | WEST END, LONDON
"Trent Kendall, Eat Moe, adds rhythm, radiance and bounce to Louis Jordan's "Knock Me A Kiss" and serves up good advice with the bluesy "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying."
Time Out, London
"Trent Kendall plays the role of Eat Moe as though it had been written for him."
The Leeds Journal, West Yorkshire UK
TRENT ARMAND KENDALL LIVE! @ B. SMITH'S ROOFTOP CAFE' | NYC
"His voice is as strong and intoxicating as port wine and well supported by Michael Polese on piano."
This Month On Stage, NYC
INTRODUCING TRENT KENDALL,SO MUCH TO SAY | DRESS CIRCLE RECORDS, UK
BBC2 Radio, London
"Kendall shows a prodigious versatility, steeped in jazz and Broadway!"
The Stage, London
uses his dark hued baritone to good effect in his performances of I
Didn’t Know What Time It Was and Sondheim’s Losing My Mind. Equally
winning is the beautiful marriage of vocal and melody on Comes The Dawn,
by Kendall and Michael Polese.”
(reffering to Comes The Dawn by Kendall/ Polese)“
Imagine if Al Jarreau could write like Stephen Sondheim and Stephen
Schwartz and you’d have some idea of the level of talent at work here.”
WQCW AM Radio, NY
THE VERY BEST OF TRENT ARMAND KENDALL| THE DUPLEX THEATRE, NYC
"With his teddy bear looks and his volcanic voice, he could easily be the lovechild of Luther Vandross and Patti LaBelle. Having paid his dues for years in London (Five Guys Named Moe), on national tours (Smokey Joe’s Café) and off-Broadway (Bat Boy——The Musical), Kendall has finally made it to Broadway as The Steward in the Tony-winning revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods. The role fits him like a glove, but don’t be fooled——there’s a wealth of music besides just show tunes inside him.
A cabaret veteran, Kendall recently brought The Very Best of Trent Armand Kendall to The Duplex to blow off a little steam and escape the woods for a bit. He has a rich lyric baritone that radiates the best of Broadway, pop and R&B and, backed by a 4-piece band and four back-up singers (who all could have shows of their own), Kendall rocked the room with a wide spectrum of music. Whether he was singing Louis Jordan’s "Early in the Morning," Paul Simon’s "Still Crazy After All These Years" or Lambert, Hendricks & Ross’ "Twisted," Kendall was playful, engaging and effortlessly entertaining. A lush, unexpected arrangement of Sondheim’s "Loving You" and "I Wish I Could Forget You" from Passion provided an introspective yet jazzy performance that perfectly melded several musical genres.
The main focus of the evening, however, was a series of songs written by both Kendall and his writing partner, Michael Polese. Reminding the audience (with a wink) that "this is not a cabaret…it’s a theatrical experience," their pop/R&B efforts, including "Power Over Me," "I Need You Here" and Polese’s "Fool Am I" and "Comes the Dawn" were all stylish, well-crafted and tuneful numbers that would be right at home on any Top-40 radio station. In fact, "You’ll Miss Me (When I’m Gone)," "Come 2 Me" and "Tell Me Why?," as well as "I Have No Choice" (powerfully sung by Kathy Brier)——all written by Kendall alone——would be songs Whitney Houston could make hits out of if she were still singing."
THE RHYTHM OF LIFE, THE DUPLEX THEATRE, NYC
"Al Jarreau meets Luther Vandross!"
Backstage Magazine, NYC
FROM MY HOMETOWN | MILWAUKEE REP
"Kendall is big-hearted and jolly. His heart-on-sleeve deliveries stop the show."
Milwauke Journal Sentinel
MY ONE AND ONLY | GOODSPEED OPERA HOUSE
"Trent Armand Kendall is a hoot and a half as a slick reverend who, with his versatile sidekicks (an excellent Vasthy E. Mompoint, Victor J. Wisehart and Richard Riaz Yoder), is a force of nature as he changes costumes and characters with ease."
LIL' ABNER | GOODSPEED OPERA HOUSE
" The most genuinely appealing moment of the show is the Daisey Mae-Marryin' Sam (Trent Armand Kendall) duet "I'm Past My Prime", where they lament that she's over the hill now that she's past 18."
New Haven Register, New Haven Ct.
"Another plus is (Trent Armand Kendall) Marryin' Sam, who is the liveliest character in the show, and the strongest voice aswell."
Hamden Journal, Hamden Ct.
"Trent Armand Kendall, who plays Marryin' Sam, is a formidable presence a personable performer."
New York Times