Actor, singer and songwriter Levi Kreis joined us as a keynote speaker at the 70th annual SETC Convention in Knoxville, TN in 2019.
Meet Levi Kreis
Levi Kreis is an award winning actor and singer/songwriter best known for originating the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet. The role won Kreis the 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, the 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor, a Drama League Award Nomination, and a Jeff Award Nomination. The role introduced America to Kreis’ electrifying charisma with appearances on The View, David Letterman, and Jimmy Fallon to name a few. Other notable stage credits include the Tony nominated Broadway revival of Violet starring Sutton Foster, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, the Broadway National Tour of Rent and new theatrical developments appearing at The Kennedy Center, The Village Theater, The Goodman Theater, and the North Shore Music Theater.
Kreis has released five albums with songs featured on Sons Of Anarchy, So You Think You Can Dance, The Vampire Diaries, and many other prime time television shows. It was The Apprentice that first introduced Levi to the world as a singer/songwriter, casting him in an episode where Levi’s team won and his first album was introduced to the world through DJ Lou Brutus on Sirius/XM Radio. Brutus quotes, “Watching Levi play the piano is like watching somebody speaking in tongues.”
Kreis is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Prior to his college career, Kreis completed a pre-college program at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School Of Music on a full scholarship for classical piano.