Kyra Sims is a collaborative musician, writer, and actress residing in New York City. She has worked with artists and ensembles such as Lizzo, Jon Batiste, Carole King, Kristin Chenoweth, Alarm Will Sound, Roomful of Teeth, Frank Ocean, and Dev Hynes. 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. She has also made television appearances on Mozart in the Jungle and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.
Kyra has worked as a musician both on Broadway and Off, originating chairs at the Drama Desk-Nominated shows Carmen Jones, Superhero, and Soft Power. Kyra has also worked regularly as a substitute musician on the hit Broadway shows The Lion King and Anastasia.
Recording credits include Zola Jesus’ Taiga, Disparition’s Faite, original cast recordings for Superhero and Grammy-nominated Soft Power, 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 a theatre maker, Kyra works as a writer, director, and performer in the New York Neo-Futurists, a theatre company that creates 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.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
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- Music Transcriber
- Pit Musician (Other)
- Home Studio Whiz
- French Horn
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)