Kenny O'Nealplayed by Noah Galvin
Kenny is the smart, likable, and funny middle child of Eileen and Pat O'Neal, who's always felt like a bit of a black sheep compared to his perfect siblings. Though he didn’t intend it, his initial decision to come out of the closet as gay is what spurs the chain reaction of secrets from the rest of his family to spill out as well. What's never been a secret is that Kenny is his mother's favorite. However, his announcement about his sexuality threatens their special relationship when it opposes her firmly held traditional beliefs. As the first out gay kid at his school, the students and faculty turn Kenny into a reluctant spokesperson for the entire LGBTQ community. All this extra attention would be a lot for anyone to deal with, not to mention a 16-year-old Catholic high school student. Luckily, Kenny has a vivid imagination, and he often taps into his subconscious to get advice and guidance from various wise figures – including Jesus and Jimmy Kimmel. At the end of the day, all Kenny really wants is to be accepted by his community and his family as the person he truly is.
Noah Galvin is most proud of his critically acclaimed work off Broadway at theaters such as The Signature, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, The Vineyard, The Public, The Culture Project, The Flea, The Wild Project, New York Theater, Workshop, The Barrow Street Theater, Rattlestick, Ensemble Studio Theater and many others. He is a recipient of Audiofile Magazine's Earphones Award for his narration of Hollis Seamon's novel Somebody Up There Hates You. His other audiobook work includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Matthew Quick's Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, and more. Additional credits include the celebrated short films Promiseland and Welcome to the Wayne.
The native New Yorker is living the bicoastal life between Los Angeles and New York.