Every day is opening night.

Kennedy Kanagawa

Kennedy Kanagawa‘s Milky White has arguably become one of the season’s most beloved characters, garnering a global fanbase, national news, and international TikTok acclaim. We spoke to Kennedy about his Broadway ambitions – although he can tick Broadway Debut off his list, maybe a speaking or singing human is next on the cards?

What do you consider to be your best asset?
My empathy.

What was your proudest moment?
Hugging my family on opening night after making my Broadway debut in Into the Woods.

What is your favorite drink?
Chilled barley tea

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite condiment?
….soy sauce.

What is your current obsession?
This is so nerdy, but assembling mechanical keyboards! The clickety clacks are next level.

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
I know it’s bad but I freaking LOVE chewing ice.

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
I made it to Broadway! Now if I could just do a role that sings… or even speaks..

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Eating out.

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Playing video games.

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
My love of rice.

What’s the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
My love of books.

What’s the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
An unwavering insistence that I’m always right!

What in the world most thrills you?
Live theater.

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
I feel like this is blasphemous but unless it’s a competition or some sort, I can’t stand reality TV.

What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job? 
I was a sword dancer in Brigadoon in middle school and had to run off stage because the paddle turns made me puke up the twenty cream puffs I had stuffed in my face.

What is your favorite place in the world?
Miyajima, Japan.

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Cats rule, dogs drool.

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Gosh, I don’t know. For someone to hand me a million dollars?

What is your personal motto?
Ad astra.