Kyra Sims is a collaborative musician, comedian, composer, writer, and actress residing in New York City. She has worked as a musician both on Broadway and Off, originating chairs at the Drama Desk-Nominated shows Carmen Jones (directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle) and Superhero (written by Tony Award winners Tom Kitt and John Logan). Kyra has also worked regularly as a substitute musician on the hit Broadway shows The Lion King and Anastasia.
Kyra has worked with artists and ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, Roomful of Teeth, Foreigner, Bon Jovi's David Bryan, Jon Batiste, Frank Ocean, and Blood Orange. She appeared as a backing musician in the critically acclaimed pop opera (and subsequent film adaptation) Now I’m Fine, the internationally renowned podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Kyra has made television appearances on Mozart in the Jungle and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.
Recording credits include Zola Jesus’ Taiga, Disparition’s Faite, and films such as the well-received documentary Chèche Lavi, and Here and Now starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
Kyra made her composing debut in 2015 as the Composer/Sound Designer for the New York Neo-Futurists’ Mainstage production The Human Symphony, which received positive reviews. She was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award for her work on this production.
As an actress and comedian, Kyra has performed on the Upright Citizens Brigade stage as an advanced student, and has produced shows with them in partnership with the NY Department of Education. She has performed stand up at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club and the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, and has had her sketch comedy writing appear on the Upright Citizens Brigade stage. She is now a writer and actor in the New York Neo-Futurists, a theatre company that writes and performs its own works in the East Village every Friday and Saturday night in the show The Infinite Wrench, which won the 2017 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production.
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