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Kay is thrilled to perform in the World Premiere of the new musical, Lempicka at Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer.  Music by Matt Gould, book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer. Directed by Rachel Chavkin. Produced by Marathon Live Entertainment, Seaview Productions and Williamstown Theatre Festival.


Cast above includes: Carmen Cusack, Michael McCorry Rose, Eden Espinosa, Nathaniel Stampley, Justin Gregory Lopez, Natalie Joy Johnson, Rachel Tucker and more to come!


Kay returned to the role of Marcy Park in the Cleveland Playhouse Production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! Directed by Marcia Milgrom-Dodge. Performance dates: April 14-May 6, 2018, at The Allen Theatre.

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Kay is excited to return to 54Below for a concert version of the new musical, TEETH,  by Anna Jacobs and Michael R. Jackson. 


(With Christiani PittsMarlo HunterBonnie Milligan,Roe HartrampfKelsey Ryan MooreGilbert L. Bailey IIDave Thomas BrownKay KarnsAlyse Alan LouisAaron SerotskyMelody Madarasz,Michael Jackson and Samantha Rhea Parrish at Feinstein’s/54 Below.)

She played the role of  Marcy Park in the production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Cape Playhouse in Summer 2017! Directed by Jeffry Denman. 


As each and every cast member gets a chance to solo in the limelight, you’re sure that each succeeding actor has the absolute best voice of the evening – and then there’s another killer performance, and then another. These are amply complemented by some great choreography – the ensemble in “Pandemonium”; fancy footwork by the “magic” feet of William in “Weltanschauung”; or Marcy’s show-stopping “I Speak Six Languages.” - The Barnstable Patriot


"Kay Trinidad plays mega overachiever Marcy Park, who’s as adroit at spelling as she is with six languages, playing classical piano or karate chopping tables in half." - Cape Cod Times



This June 2017, she performed as SATIN in a reading of a new musical, CHASING THE SONG, a new musical
about songwriters in the Brill Building just before the Beatles came to America. Directed by Christopher Ashley,
Book by Joe DiPietro, Music/Lyrics by David Bryan, Music Direction by Lynne Shankel, and Produced by Junkyard Dog Productions (Sue Frost & Randy Adams).


This May 2017, she took part in a reading of EMPIRE.  Book, music, and lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull. Directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom-Dodge.

More to come!

Kay is honored to have taken part in presenting this beautiful new play Falling Lessons, written by Anthony Dodge and directed by Marcia Milgrom-Dodge:

Kay performed at The Oculus in New York City for an LG Industrial:


The full performance LIVE:

Kay will be performing at (Le) Poisson Rouge for Lynne Shankel's album release! Kay will be backing up Melinda Doolittle in a new song by Shankel, Too Little Too Late on January 23, 2017, @8PM. #TOOLITTLETOOLATE

#BARENAKEDALBUM Get your tickets!

Kay was just seen in Mary Mitchell Campbell's ASTEP Christmas Concert at Joe's Pub this past December. As always, we opened with Lynne Shankel's hip-hop version of Twas The Night Before Christmas! Get it on iTunes! Musical Direction by the one and only Lynne Shankel! Support Artists Striving to End Hunger HERE!

Kay JUST GOT MARRIED to Mike Karns on September 9, 2016! Meet Mr. & Mrs. Karns!

Kay had a horrifically fantastic time performing in Little Shop of Horrors with the Berkshire Theatre Group at The Colonial Theatre. Directed by Ethan Heard. Musical Direction by Joel Fram. Choreography by Parker Esse. Performances: July 6th thru July 23rd, 2016.

Kay had a wonderful time performing as Sister/Asia, in an NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program reading of PANGAEA, words by Lee Summers and music by Janet Noh!

Kay performed in The MUNY's production of Beauty And The Beast. Performances took place July 29th-August 7th, 2015! She was featured as a Sllly Girl! Check out some of the great photos of the production on



Kay is honored to take part in the new Maltby & Shire musical, WATERFALL. The production will first head to Pasadena Playhouse and then to Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre in the fall. Stay tuned and learn more about this project here: WATERFALL. Click here for the press release: Press Release





PHOTO: The cast and creatives of WATERFALL

(PHOTO: The cast and Thai Dance instructor/teacher/dancer, Suteera Nagavajara

Kay had the opportunity to perform at the SeriousFun Children’s Network 2015 New York Gala: An Evening of SeriousFun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. She sang back-up for diva Natalie Cole in "This Will Be" Find out more about the amazing initiative of Paul Newman's Non-profit benefiting children with illnesses around the globe. She is grateful to have shared the stage with Carole King, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and George Clooney to name a few. The event was produced by Lou Adler with musical direction by the one any only Mary-Mitchell Campbell who is the founder and executive director of Artists Striving To End Poverty. Click here to learn more about ASTEPClick here to read more about the SeriousFun Gala. Click here for more photos from the event!





Kay performed at the D-Lounge on Monday, February 23rd, @ 7:30PM at the Daryl Roth Theatre in a concert featurin the song from Tiananman, A New Musical.


Kay will be performing at Lincoln Center for the Lincoln Center Songbook Series featuring the music of Broadway writer Anna Jacobs on January 26th, 2015 with performances by Anthony Rapp, Caesar Samayoa, Christiana Little, Eric Morris, Jeremy Morse, Sam Heldt, Alyse Alan Louis, Melody Madarasz, Lauren Marcus, and Kerri George!

Kay has just booked the show "Waterfall" with music and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire! The show will play at Pasadena Playhouse and Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theater. The show has ambitions for Broadway with a NYC bow in 2016! Stay tuned!

Kay was last seen performing at Joe's Pub for Artists Strive To End Poverty this past December 16th, 2014 with Telly Leung, Chester Gregory, Derek Klena, Lindsay Mendez, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan, Kenita Miller, Anya and Singleton. Music director and arrangements by the one and only Lynne Shankel. Directed by Stafford Arima.

There is now a single, "Twas the Night Before Christmas", featuring Kenita Miller, Aurelia Williams, and Kay that is availble for purchase on itunes! All proceeds benefit ASTEP! Click on the image below to get the song!

Kay performed in the Broadway Cans concert this November 18th! Stay tuned for more details and go click below for more info:

Kay performed in the reading of "Teeth" written by Michael Living Jackson and Anna Jacobs!

Kay just performed at 54 Below for Lynne Shankel's Shanktunes! They also just cut a recording of Lynne's rendition of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' for the non-profit organization, ASTEP-Artists Striving To End Poverty. Kay is excited to perform with Lynne and other rock stars for ASTEP's Christmas Concert this December. Stay tuned! More info about ASTEP at:

Kay recently performed in the role of Suong in the reading of the new musical, Benjamin Button, Music by Natalie Tenenbaum and Book and Lyrics by Brett Boles, Direction by Stephen Nachamie.  This production is produced by The York Theatre. Presentations are August 25 and 26th, 2014!

She is currently recording the lead vocals on a demo this August 2014 for the upcoming musical, Empty City, written by Josh Sassanella!

She just wrapped up performances at The MUNY this July in St. Louis, Missouri, performing in The Addams Family!

Kay is currently rehearsing for a reading of new original show called Empty City written by Josh Sassanella!



Kay performed in the one night only Kennedy Center's production of Children of Eden directed and choreographed by the ferocious Marcia Milgrom-Dodge!

Later this summer 2014 she can also be seen performing in The Addam's Family at The MUNY!

Kay performed in Jupiter, Florida this past spring for Maltz Jupiter Theatre's acclaimed production of The King & I directed by the Tony-nominated director powerhouse, Marcia Milgrom-Dodge.  Kay played the role of Tuptim and is proud to have taken part of this fresh and re-envisioned production including a Thai shadow puppet show and a new beautiful scenic design along with Marcia Milgrom-Dodge's direction and powerful and honest approach.


"...The star of this show is Kay Trinidad as Tuptim. Kay has the most glorious vocals that Florida has heard in years. Her love interest JP Moraga as Lun Tha has a difficult role to sing with Trinidad's stunning voice, but because JP Moraga has chiseled stunning good looks the chemistry is magical."




Kay is very much looking forward to performing at NYC's 54 Belowin the reunion concert of Princesses this Monday, October 21st at 7pm!  Sierra Boggess (who played Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Kay played her sister Aquata), Lindsay Mendez (Elphaba in Wicked), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Marissa Perry (Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray), Anne Letcher, Donna English (who was Kay's first Anna Leonowens in her first production of The King and I at Casa Manasa!), and Brent Barrett are alums of the show who will all be performing in the concert that night along with others! The show has lyrics by David Zippel, music by Matthew Wilder. The book is written by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner. Musical direction by the one and only brilliant Lynne Shankel! Hope to see you all there! Tickets can be purchasedhere 

"Kay Trinidad and Karl Josef Co, both making their MTW debuts, are attractive and compelling as the tragic young lovers Tuptim and Lun Tha, who try to defy the King to find their own happiness. Trinidad’s clear, high soprano will give you chills as she slips easily into the highest reaches of “My Lord and Master,”..."
-Bob Curtright, Correspondant of The Wichita Eagle

Kay most recently performed the role of Tuptim in Music Theatre of Wichita's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I under the direction of Mark Madama and choreographic eye of Peggy Hickey this past July 2013. It was such a magical experience for her and a production that she will forever hold near and dear to her heart. 

Check out the full review and photos when you click on the picture above!

Kay is honored to be performing and teaching at Elliot Masie's Learning 2013 this upcoming November 2013!

They are pleased to announce that Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton will be their featured Keynote Speaker! In addition, they will host Actor George Takei on "Social Media & Storytelling",  Professor Betsy Sparrow on Knowledge in the Age of Google, Open University Head Martin Bean on "MOOC's and Open Learning", Coach Marshall Goldsmith on "Employee Engagement", Journalist Jane Pauley on “Boomers in the Workplace” and many more.

Join your learning colleagues from around the world at Learning 2013.  Register Now for Early Registration Discounts! Click here to learn more!

This past April, she took part in the New York Lab development of Allegiance coming to Broadway in 2014! Check us out below! 


Kay has just completed shooting a kick ass music video! Stay tuned for some legit disco superheroes ;) ! Other projects in the works include a new webseries written, conceived, and directed by Bret Shuford and Yours Truly. More to come!

Kay recently performed in the World Premiere of the Broadway-bound musical, Allegiance - A New American Musical . 
The Old Globe has opened its 2012-13 Winter Season with the World Premiere of Allegiance. Created by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione with music and lyrics by Kuo, the original musical tells the story of a Japanese American family forced into an internment camp during World War II. Directed by Stafford Arima (Carrie, Altar Boyz, West End premiere of Ragtime), the production features musical direction and arrangements by Lynne Shankel (Cry-Baby, Company) and choreography by Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, South Pacific). Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), television and film icon George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”) and Telly Leung (Godspell, Rent) will star. 

Kay recorded Jerry Jean's original song, The Battle Is Over!  Check it out here: The Battle Is Over

Kay performed with other Filipino American Broadway performers led by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga at gala concert, PhilDev Celebrates Broadway: Suites by Sondheim, on Monday, November 7th at 7:30PM at Alice Tully Hall, at Lincoln Center in New York City!

Kay worked on a reading of Peony Pavilion with director Francesca Zambello and Tony Award winning composer, Maury Yeston!

She completed a cast recording of  "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" in the role of Marcy Park! Stay tuned!

The song "Fame", from rap artist Steven Cooper's album, "My Time", features Kay Trinidad!  This song was recently picked up by FOX and ESPN for their sports programming!!! You can hear this hit and others on this site. The album is available now on iTunes! Kay is featured on 3 tracks of his album--check it out here! 


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Latest credits:  Last seen performing in Cleveland Playhouse's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Marcy Park, directed by Marcia Milgrom-Dodge. Other notable appearances: A reading of Chasing the Song in the role of Satin, directed by Christopher Ashley, the reading of Empire, directed by Marcia Milgrom-Dodge, the reading of a new play Falling Lessons, written by Anthony Dodge and directed by Marcia Milgrom-Dodge, another production of Spelling Bee as Marcy Park at Cape Playhouse, directed by Jeffry Denman, the reading of One Hit Wonder by Jeremy Desmond and directed by Hunter Foster. She also performed in a reading of a new musical presentation of GUMBO in NYC. This past Christmas, she took part in ASTEP's Christmas concert at Joe's Pub. In the summer of 2016, she performed in the Berkshires in the production of Little Shop Of Horrors, as Ronette. She recently completed a run at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre of Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL. Also seen in Joes' Pub for ASTEP with Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, Kenita Miller, and Chester Gregory, The Broadway Can at Don't Tell Mama's, the reading of Teeth written by Michael Living Jackson and Anna Jacob at Ars Nova, at The MUNY in The Addams Family, as leading lady Bophana in the new musical Empty City, as Aysha in The Children Eden Concert starring Ashley Brown, Jeremy Jordan, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Charl Brown, and Ron Bohmer at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. directed by the ferocious Marcia Milgrom-Dodge! She performed as Tuptim in The King and I at Maltz Jupiter Theatre under the direction of M.M.D once again and also at Musical Theatre of Wichita last summer. Concerts at both Studio 54 and Laurie Beechman Theatre,  the New York lab development of Allegiance, the World Premiere of Allegiance at The Old Globe Theater in San Diego, at Lincoln Center for the PhilDev Celebrates Broadway Concert, readings of Maury Yeston's Peony Pavilion, the NYC Workshop of Allegiance starring Lea Salonga, George Takei, and Telly Leung under the direction of Stafford Arima, John Treacy Egan's Rudolph Unplugged at the Triad, ASTEP's benefit concert under the musical direction of the great Lynn Shankel, Fox 5 NY on the featured segment "It Gets Better", a reading of Disney's Aladdin directed by Jeff Lee, The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd at the York Theatre directed by Tony nominee, Marcia Milgrom-Dodge, the short film Simulations starring as the lead and directed by Alexander Lau, and on Broadway as originial cast member of Disney's The Little Mermaid as Aquata!



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