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FEBRUARY 4, 2010

Singer, actor, dancer to perform Feb. 11 in Orofino

   Kevin Spirtas, accomplished actor, singer, dancer, will entertain Clearwater Community Concert members at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at Orofino High School. Concert members will need to show their season tickets for admittance at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.

   Kevin takes you on a tour of his career highlights, from his Broadway debut to his years as Dr. Craig Wesley on Days of Our Lives, dancing and singing selections from A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Camelot, Chicago, The Boy From Oz, and more. He most recently starred in Broadway on Ice with Dorothy Hamill and Nancy Kerrigan. Prior to that he appeared as “Corny Collins” in the Las Vegas production of Hairspray.

   In September 2003, selected over hundreds of actors, Kevin made a huge ripple in the Broadway community when he was cast to be Hugh Jackman’s standby in the smash hit musical, The Boy From Oz.

   Before that, for seven and a half years, Kevin played the dashing and frolicking Dr. Craig Wesley on NBC’s Days of Our Lives. In 1999 Soap Opera Digest nominated Kevin for Best Villain and TV Guide (12/25/99) touted him for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy. He not only achieved critical acclaim for his acting, but also became a huge fan favorite in the process. In February 2000, Kevin had the delightful opportunity to play his Days role of “Dr. Craig Wesley” opposite Matt Leblanc’s “Dr. Drake Ramoray” on NBC's Friends.

   At age 18 he landed his first professional job on Broadway: the role of Mike (“I Can Do That”) Costa in A Chorus Line. Kevin also appeared on Broadway in the role of Warren Sheffield in Meet Me in St. Louis. Other stage credits include: Chess (Anatoly), Company (Robert), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), No. 9 Rue D’Antin...The Legend of Camille (Baron de Varville), 3 Guys Naked From the Waist Down (Phil Kunin), Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Bye-Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie), Little Me (George Musgrove), Gypsy (Tulsa), To Sir With Love (Denim).

   Kevin has guest-starred on numerous television shows including L.A. Heat, V.I.P., Fired Up, Silk Stalkings, and Quantum Leap. In 1996 Kevin received a Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award (Best Actor) for the role of Nick Brenner in Chuck Ranberg’s critically acclaimed comedy, End of the World Party. Kevin starred in Jim Brickman’s PBS Special Lullabies and Love Songs.

   He has starred in the films Embrace the Darkness, Striking Resemblance, and Green Plaid Shirt. He has been featured opposite Sir Ian McKellen and Brad Renfro in Bryan Singer's Apt Pupil, opposite Ben Affleck in Mark Steven Johnson’s director’s cut of Daredevil, and opposite Olympia Dukakis in the movie made for television, A Match Made in Heaven. He can also be seen in those fantastic cult classic slasher sequels Friday the 13th VII, Subspecies II and Subspecies III, Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes II, and Albino Farm.

   On Sept. 12, 2005, television audiences worldwide heard Kevin introduce the song The Sweetest of Nights and the Finest of Days, as he sang it at Chloe and Brady’s wedding on Days of Our Lives. On the same day he released a CD single of the song and contributes a portion of each CD sold to the Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

   Kevin can be seen touring the world and the seven seas performing his hit musical one-man show, Night and Days (CD and DVD available).