Executive Producer & CEO
Kiel brings a broad range of credits to his role as leader and founder of the Arizona Broadway Theatre. In 2015, Kiel was named Nonprofit Leader of the Year by Leadership West; additional accomplishments include being named one of the West Valley 24 by West Valley Magazine, Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty-Under-40, a graduate of Leadership West and a former member of both the National Alliance of Musical Theatre and the National Dinner Theatre Association. As the CEO/Executive Producer for ABT, Kiel has elevated the company to being the largest musical theatre producer in the state. Artistically, Kiel has worn many hats at ABT, including that of conductor for Brigadoon and director of numerous productions, including Sweeney Todd at HTC. As a performer, Kiel shared his talent on stage in Annie Get Your Gun, Phantom, Peter Pan, Les Mis, Titanic, and Chicago. Additionally, Kiel spent several years in the role of Raoul in the original Hal Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera in Hamburg, Germany. A native of Missoula, Montana, Kiel earned his bachelor’s degree in music from The University of Montana and a Master of Music degree from The New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts.