Posted by: Pia Haas on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 12:00:00 am
In our Production of Kiss Me Kate, Daren Kelly Plays General Harrison Howell, the career military officer, newly minted politician and Lilli's new man; a hard-bitten, conservative chauvinist who likes rules, order and precision.
Daren Kelly was born in Burbank, California and raised in Orange County near the first DISNEYLAND. His first mentor was Man of La Mancha's Richard Kiley. He met his second mentor Bill LeMassena, in the Broadway cast of Deathtrap. Bill toured With the Lunts in their celebrated tour of Taming of the Shrew, which Kiss Me Kate uses as the play within the play.
Daren has appeared in Taming of the Shrew four times, playing Tranio, Gremio and Hortensio... alas, he never made it to Petruchio.
Daren particularly enjoyed playing Julian Marsh in 42nd Street and The Music Man in Stock and on tour.
He loves to make short films with his friends. Most notably, Monkey Juggler, which one can watch on YouTube.