Jeffrey Michael Kringer

Raised in the small town of Skaneateles in Central New York, Jeffrey Michael Kringer comes from a musical and theatrical family. He is the middle chid of three boys, so attention seeking is a given…He didn’t notice it at the time, but while sitting in on his father’s high school drama rehearsals growing up, drama itself was growing up with him.   By the time he took the stage for the first time at six years old as a meager orphan in a production of Oliver, performance already was more than just a hobby for him.

After years of grappling with his potential place in the industry, he risked everything by choosing musical theatre as his college major. Fredonia State University is responsible for helping him cultivate his craft as well as his character. He left there after four years with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and the hunger to use it. After gaining professional experience throughout college, he moved to the Big Apple and forced it to open up and embrace what he has to offer.

Within a month of unwavering determination he was represented, booked, and most definitely blessed. The path he has forged for himself shows commitment to his career above all things, though his value of family time, travel, and advocacy for social progress gives him all the reasons in the world to keep forging. His first notable accomplishment in the industry was through the Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival. Jeffrey grew up near the theatre and when he was about ten, they held auditions for The Music Man. Familiar with the musical, Jeffrey was gunning for Winthrop. He landed the understudy, but went on to play Michael Darling in Peter Pan and Gavroche in Les Misérablesduring the two following summers. Those three years of his young life gave plenty of time for the pace and work ethic of surrounding professionals to rub off and sink in.  Any successes he has ever claimed or will ever claim are attributed first and foremost to allowing frustration and failure to transformed into fuel. His father always told him to “take it gracefully”whether “it”good or bad. It’s because of him and the countless other teachers and inspirations in his life that he has committed so fiercely to his passion. Give him a stage and he will give you a story.