Kenny D'Aquila

Orginally from Connecticut, Kenny D'Aquila made his mark as Grantaire in the critically acclaimed production of Les Miserables (directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird) at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles.  Later, D'Aquila was featured as Grantaire in the International Cast Album of Les Miserables with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.  A 25 year veteran of both New York and Los Angeles stage, D'Aquila has appeared in over 30 plays, including Uptown, Broadway Scandals of 1928, Grease, The Fantastiks, Found A Peanut, Mozez and When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?

As a writer, D'Aquila's first play, Uptown, opened to rave reviews at the GNU Theatre under the direction of Jeff Seymour. Uptown won 8 Drama-Logue Awards, including Best New Play.  As an actor, D'Aquila also drew raves and won a Drama-Logue Award for Best Actor.

D'Aquila's screenplay, Not Before Me (based on his stage play, Uptown) was purchased by Concord/New Horizons with D'Aquila attached to star.  On the production end, D'Aquila is co-executive producer of the upcoming documentary The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story written and directed by Andrew Lauer.


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