Every third Wednesday, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer will fill out my nosey little questionnaire and offer a glimpse of what they look like from a bit closer than the mezzanine. For March, we’re getting meta by showcasing a performer who plays a Broadway performer on TV. But don’t worry, he’s got plenty of experience on the boards as well…
Name: Keith Kühl
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Current Show/Role: Recurring dancer in the Marilyn Musical on Smash, NBC Monday nights.
The best part about working on Smash is: Working with the extremely talented cast and crew and having the opportunity to dance a new production number choreographed by the amazing Josh Bergasse every week.
The most challenging job in show business I ever had was: Dancing for Twyla Tharp on Broadway. She demands you to work to and past your limit every second. There is no holding back and no excuses. You have to ‘step up’ and ‘serve’ or you will be eaten alive by her.
If I wasn’t a dancer, I would: Have loved to have gone to school to be an Architect.
Performing on camera or on stage? I love the experience of performing on Broadway with a live audience. It is special to be a part of the Broadway community and the ‘family’ of the show you are in and providing a unique experience to a different audience every night. But I also love working in front of the camera for Film or Television. It’s exhilarating knowing your work is being captured on film and there is so much pressure to get it right because of the amount of money involved. They both feed my soul though and are satisfying in their own way.
The best post-show cocktail in town is at: Sosa Borrella on 8th Ave. and 50th St. My post show/filming drink varies from a glass of red wine to a nice draft beer. But you can never go wrong with a Margarita on the rocks with salt.