Trent Armand Kendall
Trent Armand Kendall is a native of St. Louis, MO., a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia (BA Musical Theatre Performance with an emphasis in Directing and Playwriting). He is a graduate of The Institute for Theatre Training and has studied with Burt Reynolds, Austin Pendelton, Jose Quintero and Uta Hagen. His mentor was Hollywood funny man, Charles Nelson Reilly. Trent is an established New York actor whose performing credits include: Watt?!? [NAMT Festival,NYC] Winner Take All, How To Find True Love...[NY International Fringe Festival], God's Trombones[Harlem Stage, Teatro Manzoni-Milano, Italy],UDU[BAM],Diva Diaries[Tampa Bay PAC],Ain't Misbehavin'[Cape Playhouse],Five Guys Named Moe [Geva Theatre],From My Hometown [Milwaukee Rep],Children of Eden[Paper Mill Playhouse],Hair [Hirschfeld Theater] The Gershwin Gala[European Tour],Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [Canadian Premiere/ First National Tour] The Color Purple, Finian's Rainbow, Smokey Joe's Cafe [First National Tours],Decades of Men, Nunsense A-Men!, Juba, Bat Boy[Off-B'way] Five Guys Named Moe, A Handful of Keys, Hey Mr. Producer![London's West End]Purlie! [Encores], Wizard of Oz[Madison Square Garden] Hair, Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Charles Busch & Julie Halston Together on Broadway, Chess[B'way in concert] Into The Woods revival[Broadway].
In 2002 he was nominated by NAACP as Best Supporting Actor/Musical for Into The Woods. He is a member of the SAG, AFTRA,Actors Equity Association and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences(Grammy's). In 1988 he was a grant recipient for the National Society of Arts & Letters.
As recording artist he has been featured on several cast albums, compilations as well as his releases Introducing Trent Kendall, So Much To Say(Dress Circle, London) and Picture Incomplete(LML Music).
He has starred in numerous commercials and his TV/Film credits include: The Pink Panther, True Dreams, BL Stryker, Strangers With Candy, Law & Order and Law & Order SVU.
He is the owner/executive producer of Onemoe Music and currently developing Traffic (writer) and Louis & Ella (writer/star).He is also the writer of A Joyful Noel[North York Performing Arts Center Toronto] and Just Take It All Off! [Third Eye Theater Company, New York]. He collaborates with composer & partner Michael Polese.
PICTURE INCOMPLETE, a one man musical!(book & additional lyrics) debuted regionally at Tampa Bay PAC, has played several theaters regionally, was a stand out of the 2010 NY International Fringe Festival and won Best Musical 2011 for the United Solo Festival[New York]. www.PictureIncomplete.com