Donnie Kehr is an American singer, songwriter, musician and producer.
He co-founded the band Urgent on EMI- Manhattan Records and their album ‘Cast the First Stone’ sold over 400,000 copies to reach Billboard’s top 100. Donnie’s voice is featured on two Grammy Award winning albums: The Who's Tommy, produced by Pete Townshend & Sir George Martin, and Jersey Boys produced by Bob Gaudio.
As an actor, Donnie originated roles in Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot, The Who’s Tommy, and many others. His film credits include Jersey Boys directed by Clint Eastwood; Oliver Stone’s Wall Street; Chaplin with Robert Downey Jr and others. He has been seen on TV in House of Cards, Gotham, Quantico, Tales of The City, Z-The Beginning of Everything and Inventing Anna. He has performed on the Tonight Show, David Letterman, Good Morning America, and the Oscars.
Donnie’s other creative outlet is Directing and Producing and his non-profit, The PATH Fund that raises funding for arts education. His credits include the annual "Rockers on Broadway" Benefit Concert Series, The 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert of The Who's Tommy, and the opening ceremonies for the 2009 Maccabi Games at Madison Square Garden. In 2013 he received a Best Director of a musical nomination at The Midtown International Theatre Festival. Additionally, he is proud to be the Creator and Executive Producer of The Greatest Piano Men.
Donnie’s new album entitled ‘Beautiful Strange’ is a scrapbook of memories in tune that will be fun to play live. As I had done with my first solo album ‘Shift’, I wrote, recorded and produced ‘Beautiful Strange’ in New York City when COVID19 pandemic hit and I had to quarantine for months. These songs were inspired by people who have profoundly influenced my life. This album is dedicated to you and my dad Harry 'Skip' Kehr with gratitude & love for enlightening my soul and touching my heart.