Kelly Jo Wise was raised in the Midwest and has been singing for audiences since the age of 3, when her grandmother put her on stage during a church service to sing a solo. Music, especially in the church, has been an important part of her life ever since. She began piano lessons at the age of 4, and later went on to also learn the flute and piccolo. During high school, she participated in every music ensemble offered in her small Ohio school district and participated in ensemble and solo contests. She held solo roles in three musicals in high school, most notably Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! She then studied voice at Taylor University with Drs. Lori White and Patricia Robertson.

 

Upon graduation with a BA in vocal performance, Kelly took some time off from studying music to support her husband while he was in graduate school and focus on her family. In 2008, she began studying voice again with Raymond Sage at Penn State University. In 2009, she began getting involved with musical theater again and has performed both onstage and behind the scenes with Altoona Community Theater, Cresson Lake Playhouse and P&J Productions.

 

Kelly made her film debut in 2010 with Footbridge Films and P&J Productions in "Ghosts: The Musical" - The Movie, which was released in 2011.

 

She is active in raising funds to fund research for a cure for Type 1 diabetes, as her son suffers from this disease. (see "That's Diabetic Productions" page). She continues to study with Raymond Sage and performs in her local church and other venues in Central Pennsylvania and throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

 

Kelly resides in Central PA with her husband and four children.

 

 

 

Filmography:

 

        "Ghosts: The Musical The Movie" - P&J Productions and Footbridge Films - 2010

 

Discography:

 

        "Ghosts: The Musical The Movie" soundtrack - 2010

 

Theater Credits:

       Why Do Fools Fall In Love? - Music Director - 2012 - Cresson Lake Playhouse

       The Winter Wonderettes - Suzy Stevens - 2011 - Cresson Lake Playhouse

       The Marvelous Wonderettes - Suzy Simpson Stevens - 2011 - Cresson Lake Playhouse

       A Christmas Caroled - Mrs. Cratchit - 2009 - P&J Productions

       Ghosts: The Musical - The Ghost of Hilda Hess - 2009 - Cresson Lake Playhouse

       The Sound of Music - ensemble - 2009 - Altoona Community Theater

       The Music Man - ensemble - 1995 - Ohio Northern University

       Hello, Dolly! - Dolly Levi - 1995 - Bluffton High School

       Li'l Abner - Moonbeam McSwine - 1993 - Bluffton High School

       The Wizard of Oz - Munchkin Coroner - 1991 - Bluffton High School

 

Singing Credits:

 

       Cautiously Optimistic: The Music of Scott Evan Davis - 2012 - Tim McLoone's Supper Club -

       Asbury Park, NJ

 

  National Anthem:

       H. P. Hunnicut Field - Princeton, WV

       Blair County Ballpark - Altoona, PA

       Medlar Field at Lubrano Park - State College, PA

 

       With Larnelle Harris - 2008 - Tuscarora Inn and Conference Center - Mount Bethel, PA

 

 

  Want to book me for an event? Email me at kelly@kellyjowise.com