Kevin Stea – dancer, musician
April 22, 2012– It’s time to strike a pose this Sunday as choreographer, model and singer, Kevin Stea joins us live in the studio to talk about his new alter ego, That Rogue Romeo. Known by many as a back up dancer for Madonna’s 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour and the subsequent documentary Truth or Dare(which recently found it’s way to Blu-Ray),Kevin has spent over 20 years performing in your home with some of entertainments biggest stars and is readying a 13 track album called Machine and Magic. **UPDATED: Sherry has a clown gig, so joining us on the boards tonight will be YouTube star Chris Thompson! To listen to the show live, click here.
Kevin Stea has been one of the most well-known and recognized dancers in the industry over the past 20 years. He has been successful in areas as diverse as choreography, modeling, directing, acting and hosting, and worked with the world’s top musical artists, directors, photographers and designers.
After only a year and a half of training, Kevin was hired to be the associate choreographer, dance captain and dancer on Madonna’s now-legendary Blonde Ambition World Tour, from which the movie “Madonna:Truth or Dare” was made, and the video for “Vogue”. He performed in Madonna’s unforgettable Edwardian appearance on the MTV Music Video Awards, and won Star Search with the Dance Grand Champions ‘New World’. Soon after, he was working with Gloria Estefan, Prince and as associate choreographer and dancer for Michael Jackson.
He began modeling for Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Tommy Hilfiger, Romeo Gigli, Fendi, Calvin Klein and Exte, and has worked many times over the years with famed photographer David Lachappelle, Herb Ritts and Peggy Sirota among many others.
After performing in movies like Sister Act 2, Showgirls, Newsies and The Birdcage, he toured Japan with famed Japanese artist Seiko Matsuda, as her dance partner and singer. He then moved to Italy and became very successful singing, dancing, acting and judging on the weekly variety show, Buona Domenica. He appeared often on Italian television, choreographed several series, and signed a recording deal. While recording he toured with Ricky Martin , promoting “La Vida Loca”.
Over the years that passed, Kevin appeared in more than 50 commercials, including 13 for the Gap and Old Navy, most famously in Khaki-a-go-go. He also appeared in 14 Pepsi commercials, along with such personalities as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce and Britney Spears. More films and videos followed; Austin Powers:Goldmember, Charlie’s Angels and Rent, David Bowie, Elton John, Celine dion, Smashmouth, Matchbox 20, Janet Jackson and more work with Michael Jackson.
In the past few years, Kevin directed a show for singer Kelis, performed in the award-winning TV special Tony Bennett: An American Classic, with John Legend, among others, on the Emmy’s with Christina Aguilera for oscar-winner Rob Marshall, the Academy Awards with 3-5 Mafia, several appearances on Dancing with The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, the A-List Awards, and on the hit series Dirty Sexy Money. He has directed and co-choreographed performances for Ru Paul, Taylor Dane, Carmit Bachar, JoJo, and Jeanie Tracy, and the video ‘Co-Exist’ for singer Guy B. Kevin is currently about to release a double disc album of music as his alter-ego That Rogue Romeo. His first single, ‘City of Glass’ was #1 for 7 weeks on Zurich Radio airplay, and was dubbed a ‘Stella r electronic pop offering’ by the NY Times’ About.com and was featured as Song of the Day.