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Sean Kranz has appeared in over 40 musicals in the Bay Area, where he grew up, and Southern California. He completed his B.A. in Theatre (Musical Theatre) from the University of Southern California in May 2011 and was accepted to the Disney College Program in Anaheim. He is currently a Cast Member with the Resort Transportation and Parking Department and the Guest Talent Department.

He was last seen in the ensemble of Evita at the Lewis Family Playhouse April 8th - 17th. At USC, he performed in the SOT production's of Into the Woods (Rapunzel's Prince), Company (Bobby), Bat Boy (Dr. Parker), Brigadoon (Stuart Dalrymple), Little Women (Laurie), How To Succeed... (Jonesy) and Carousal (Principal/Ensemble) as well as USC Musical Theatre Repertory's productions of A Little Night Music (Mr. Lindquist), Sunday in the Park with George (Mr./Lee Randolph), A New Brain (Minister) and Assassins (Garfield/Ford/Ensemble). Other regional shows include Rapunzel the Musical (Prince Lucas), a new work by creative team Alison McGarry and Brian Leader. Having studied voice for the past 13 years, his first love is musical theatre. He has performed lead roles in Grease (Danny Zuko), The Music Man (Harold Hill), Footloose (Reverend Shaw), Big (Josh Baskin), The Sound of Music (Captain von Trapp), & Children of Eden (God) to name a few. He studied Acting Technique and Musical Theatre Performance at American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco; took part in American Musical Theatre of San Jose's Stars Academy program; and attended the Musical Theatre Conservatory at San Mateo's Broadway By the Bay. He also studied voice privately with Lita (Libaek) Adams (TheatreWorks, California) and Thomas Shepard (NYU CAP 21 and AMDA, Los Angeles) and acting with Ed Hooks (Chicago) and Joshua Finkel (ANMT, Los Angeles).

In the film and commercial industry, Sean appeared in the movie, Sweet November with Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron as well as in 2nd Unit's TV show El Papel. He has also done modeling for Klutz Books and voice over work for PlaySchool. He trained in San Francisco's Kids on Camera program as well as with Casting Director, Nancy Hayes.

Sean also plays the piano and he composes original music, arranges a cappella songs and writes orchestration for cabaret style musical theater showcases. With a fully equiped ProTools rig, he records a lot of his own music from his home studio. Last summer, he interned in the New Media Department of Warner Bros. Records.

He has sung with Peninsula Youth Theatre's Dickens' Carolers and is featured on two of their recorded albums. He also was a member Sacred Heart Prep's "Singing Guys" and SHP's a cappella group, Pulse. Pulse recorded one album, Alive with Harmony, and was featured on the 2005 Best of High School A Cappella album. At USC, he has sung with both the USC Men's Apollo Choir and the USC Concert Choir which performed Mozart's Requiem at Disney Concert Hall with the LA Philharmonic. His recorded album, Musical Moments, featured music from several different genres including Broadway, classical, pop and jazz. He currently sings with the Disney Cast Choir and will be part of this year's Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland

Sean has won several awards for Best Principal Actor and Best Male Vocalist from Peninsula Youth Theatre and was nominated for the Best Actor of the Season award at Children's Musical Theatre of San Jose in 2002. He received a music scholarship from USC's Thornton School of Music; and has competed in the Western Regional California State Talent Competition where he consistently received the highest awards. As a member of USC's Alpha Gamma Omega fraternity, Sean was honored to be a part of an organization that consistently exceled in all their academic achievements.

Sean served as an Artistic Director for Musical Theatre Repertory of USC for 2.5 years and his directing debut co-directing a production of Urinetown for MTR of USC that one the Best ISP Award of the Season at the Theatre Student Association Awards Ceremony. Sean also has also served as a lighting designer, sound designer, graphic designer, production manager and producer for several shows in the last decade. Most notably, he has resided as the musical director for several shows including PYT's production of Charlotte's Web as well as the Peninsula Youth Theatre Alumni Association's annual alumni production four years in a row. Sean served as a founding council member of PYT's Alumni Association and remained on the council for 5 years consecutive years building a program to keep PYT alumni connected to PYT and to each other after going off to college and eventually graduating with careers in theater or other fields of interest.


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