Born in Slidell, LA and raised in Charlotte, NC Kole has been a part of creating and inspiring art in the community since he could talk, but his passion for singing began with The Charlotte Children's Choir in his youth and later took the stage.
This led Kole to attend North West School of the Arts for Middle School where he trained under many of the same educators that also taught Broadway/TV performers: Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon & Hadestown), Renee Rapp (Mean Girls), Phillip J. Richardson (Hamilton & Little Voice), Abby Corrigan (Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE & Castle Rock), and others.
"I am doing what I love and I couldn't thank those who have supported me enough."
Kole then went on to graduate with his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance in 2017 from East Carolina University! A University known for notable working/influential alumni on Broadway, Westend, and TV/film such as: Howell Binkley (Hamilton), Jeremy Woodard (Rock of Ages, The Last Ship, School of Rock), Marisha Wallace (Book of Mormon, Dreamgirls; TV-Jingle Jangle & Aladdin), Malcolm Armwood (Hadestown), and Daniel Fetter (Book of Mormon).
Since graduation, Kole has worked at an equity theater level, performed at regional theaters, dinner theatres, outdoor playhouses, theme parks, children show tours, and even directed/choreographed, professional projects across the country.
Outside of the theatre Kole is an activist. From earning his Eagle Scout Award in 2010, to receiving a National Certificate of Merit for lifesaving, Kole enjoys service though positivity building up and supporting any community he joins.
"A wise man once told me "balance is the key to life". I think that statement rings true and helps me with everything I do."
Headshot: Curtis Brown Photography
Dames at Sea - Harry Hennesey - Priscilla Beach Theatre '18