Kelsee Kimmel (she/her/hers) is a New York City-based performing artist. She was born and raised in Harrisburg, PA, and received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA in 2016. At Shenandoah, Kelsee performed regularly in the school's mainstage/studio theatre productions, and got involved with several student-run projects. She learned to play guitar, further nurturing her love for singing pop/rock music styles. She also spent two seasons with the on-campus summerstock, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, favorite credits including Shrek, Les Misérables, Crazy For You, and Mary Poppins.
Kelsee made her National Tour debut in Kinky Boots (dir./choreo. Jerry Mitchell) as the character Pat, and immediately after, was cast as Maureen Johnson in the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour (dir. Michael Greif; choreo. Marlies Yearby; music Tim Weil). Directly following the pandemic shutdown, she launched the 1st National Tour of Pretty Woman (Jerry Mitchell). Kelsee is an original cast member of the SIX 1st National “Aragon” Tour (Alt. Aragon/Seymour/Parr), and she was temporarily moved to the SIX Broadway company in September 2022 as a standby for Jane Seymour and Catherine Parr. She completed the Aragon Tour's run on July 30, 2023.
Kelsee’s regional credits include Flat Rock Playhouse's How to Succeed...(dir./choreo. Richard J. Hinds) and Gypsy (dir./choreo. Amy Jones), and Rhetta Cupp in Great Plains Theatre's Pump Boys and Dinettes. Kelsee has performed worldwide as a production singer onboard Holland America Line, as well as with the B.B. King's All-Star Band At Sea. Her NYC workshop/concert credits include Ragtime (Ellis Island) and Agent 355 (music/lyrics Preston Max Allen), both directed by Sammi Cannold. Kelsee is a member of AEA and is represented by CLA Partners Talent Management.