Kimbirdlee Fadner (NY, NY) is a versatile vocalist and actress known for her beautiful tone and incredible range that's topped off with blazing high notes. As a singing actress with operatic and theatrical technical training, she frequently performs musical theater, classical music and new works by composers and writers in NYC. She is the Executive Director of Common Man Musicals and the Assistant Executive Director of Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance (NYC). The Fadners received a Queens Council on the Arts 2018 Grant for their original musical, THE MONKEY KING, which has been produced as a professionally staged production (QUEENS THEATRE, MST&DA, FIGMENT FEST) as well as numerous youth and school productions. Kimbirdlee plays the lead role in THE MONKEY KING. She starred as John Adams in "1776" in an off-broadway production in March, 2018 & was in "Oh What a Lovely War" 2019. She is a member of National Asian Artists Project, and played Florinda in INTO THE WOODS at TimesCenter NYC & DISCOVER: NEW MUSICALS series). She also directs the MST&DA Children's Theatre (THE MONKEY KING 2018, BEAUTY & THE BEAST 2019).
Education and Awards: Degree in Vocal Perf/Dance from Mills College (Oakland, CA), American Conservatory of Theatre (SF, CS). Equity Membership Candidate Program member, awards and accolades of excellence (Bay Area Critics Circle Award and a PBS feature).
Kimbirdlee is the Artist-in-Residence with PECB and appears on their CD, "The 40s: A Sentimental Journey," which has been presented to Wisconsin veterans through the Honor Flight program. Her dad, Dr. Bob plays and sings in PECB too. She is so blessed to call PECB her family and her midwest musical home!
Actress & Singer: www.kimbirdlee.net
MST&DA Assistant Executive Director: www.mstda.org/
Common Man Musicals Artistic Director: www.commonmanmusicals.com/