Accomplished actor, singer and performer Kehan Miller (a.k.a. K.W. Miller), has enjoyed a successful career in stage, television, music and film. Inspired by Charlie Chaplin, Gene Kelly and James Cagney, Kehan’s journey in the performing arts has been both broad and diverse. He is often called a true "triple threat", and it is a surprise to many to learn that he is an accomplished classical pianist as well. He has worked on both sides of the camera and microphone in the production arena, including producing, directing, choreographing, art, writing, engineering, editing and camera departments.
Kehan currently resides in New Zealand and is a founder and director of Blue Aeris Limited. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Blue Aeris is a multi-faceted production company specializing in music, film and live events. The guiding principle of Blue Aeris is to foster human connection and joy through mindful creative expression. It may sound fancy, but it's really just doing good work with good people and having a good time along the way. Blue Aeris has just released “JOY”, an all-new Christmas compilation LP. Featuring a joyous mix of original and classic songs across multiple genres, Joy is a community-building project between New Zealand and international music artists featuring celebrated musicians and up-and-coming talent. Available now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer and TIDAL.
How did it all start?
Born in southern Indiana, Kehan grew up on a farm milking cows, weeding gardens, catching fireflies and singing harmonies with his seven brothers and sisters. As a toddler, his favorite pastime was to run outside and play in the rain… especially in thunderstorms. His grandmother had told him that the heavens were playing a symphony with big drums, and Kehan found it thrilling to be surrounded by the music of the gods. At the tender age of three, his father sat him in front of the television set (well past his bedtime) to watch an airing of Singin’ In The Rain. Kehan was transfixed. It is recorded in his mother’s journal that when the movie ended, he pointed to the screen and said, “That me.” His mother and father thought he was referring to playing and dancing in the the rain. Little Kehan knew otherwise.
After starting dance and piano lessons, he made his first television appearance at the age of 5 on T Bar V, a local Louisville television show starring Randy Atcher & Cactus Tom Brooks. Kehan was chosen to play the musical triangle to accompany Randy singing and playing guitar. To say he was bitten by the bug is a drastic understatement...
And that was just the beginning.
Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from Wright State University
where he danced with the Dayton Ballet Company, Kehan moved to
New York and landed his first acting job three months later
in a tour of Babes In Toyland. A long string of
theatrical engagements ensued including Equus;
A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Romeo & Juliet;
Cyrano de Bergerac and Pvt. Wars, as well as the
national Broadway tours of Cats; Peter Pan
(starring Cathy Rigby) and Wicked (with cast
mates such as Stephanie J. Block, Carol Kane,
Adam Lambert, Carole Shelley, Kendra
Kassebaum, Julia Murney and Eden Espinosa.
He starred in the world premiere of
The Basement, a play he co-wrote and
co-produced to critical acclaim in
Los Angeles. He also co-wrote and directed the
critically-acclaimed Anne, a play personally
blessed by and based on the writings of Anne
Morrow Lindbergh. Other notable stage
performances were in the award-winning and critically-
acclaimed productions of Nobody Hears A Broken Drum
and as Chicklet in Psycho Beach Party in Los Angeles.
He also performed in Finian’s Rainbow and
The Pajama Game with REPRISE! in L.A., as well as
many other productions across the U.S. and abroad.
FILM & TV
His extensive resume also includes starring in Backgammon with Wendy Braun and Josh Coxx, which premiered at The Cannes Film Festival and garnered a BEST FEATURE FILM Award at the New York International Independent Film Festival. He was the antagonist, Skipper, in the feature film A Couple Of Days and Nights, with Allison Munn, Jackie Beat, Deirdre O’Connell, David Lago, Shonda Farr and composer/consultant Nancy Wilson of Heart. Other career highlights include roles in Gypsy (starring Bette Midler); Sinbad: Beyond The Veil Of Mists, the first full-length animated feature using the 3-D animated motion capture process starring Brandon Fraser, Jennifer Hale and Leonard Nimoy; guest appearances on Disney Channel’s The Suite Life On Deck; Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show and All That; General Hospital and numerous commercials.
Throughout his career, he has worked with many other respected artists, including Tom Hanks, Jackie Chan, Wayne Brady, Chaka Kahn, Olivia Newton-John, Lily Tomlin, Janusz Kamiński, Cameron Crowe, Nancy Wilson, Marc Platt, Will MacKenzie, Joe Mantello, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Ealer, Mandy Moore, Wayne Cilento, Kathleen Marshall, Patti Columbo, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Nick Cannon, Peter Reckell, Fred Willard, Malcolm Gets, Donald Faison, Ditch Davey, Natalie Medlock, Tim Carlsen, Kelly Moneymaker, Joe Peracchio, Evan Ellingson, Erik Von Detten, Kenan Thompson, Shirley Jones, Amanda Bynes, Shari Lewis, Kay Cole, Kay Christine Ebersole, Peter Scolari, Rex Smith, Lesli Margherita, Annaleigh Ashford, Shoshana Bean, David Burns, Sebastian Arcelus, Dorian Harewood, Jane Lanier, Andrea Marcovicci, Maureen McGovern and more.
Kehan always credits his success to "constant family support and the most incredible mentors". He jumps at every opportunity to "give back" by guest teaching at universities and schools across the globe. Growing up with a mentally handicapped sister and a father who was paralyzed in a car accident have made him an avid supporter for the rights of the handicapped. Still a country boy at heart, Kehan supports environmental and animal welfare issues as well.