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.
His passion for singing began with The Charlotte Children's Choir in his youth and later took the stage through grade school. This same fire drove Kole to graduate with his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance in 2017 from East Carolina University! Since then, Kole has worked at the equity theater level, performing at regional theaters/playhouses, theme parks, tours, and various other jobs across the United States.
"I am grateful for every role I get to portray. I am doing what I love and I couldn't thank those who have supported me enough."
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 continues to challenge the possible.
"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."
Kole's love for comedy comes from his time in an improv acting troupe out of East Carolina University during his four years there called Swish.
"Improv has played a large role in my life. I think there is something amazing about a performer who can use that same skill of improvisation on the stage in front of a live audience. It creates an enlivening spontaneity that helps connect the performer to the audience and I like that. In the end, people are hungry to be entertained, amazed, and inspired so I just want to do just that; be someone who encourages this art form we call "musical theatre" and push the boundaries."
Headshot: Curtis Brown Photography
Dames at Sea - Harry Hennesey - Priscilla Beach Theatre '18