“Krajnyak sings with assurance and has a sweet rock voice that can register sincerity and emotion, but it is in his watchful, physical, discerning performance as Sam that he grabs your attention and respect.”
- Neal Zoren, Delco Times
Zack Krajnyak is an award-winning actor, performer, musician, writer, and teaching artist based in New York City. Hailing from Central Pennsylvania, Zack first came to the city to study at New York University, where he graduated with honors with a degree in Vocal Performance with an Emphasis in Musical Theatre.
Since graduation, Zack has taken to the stages across the city and country to play a variety of roles including Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight, John in john & jen, Sam in Ghost the Musical, Sparky in Forever Plaid, Demetrius in Titus Andronicus, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Prince Agis in The Triumph of Love, Sparky in Forever Plaid, and Anthony in Sweeney Todd, a performance which won him a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has sung at Radio City Music Hall, Yankee Stadium, and other incredible venues around the city and country.
When not performing, Zack occasionally directs, most recently for Siren & Sailor Theatre Co., a NYC-based company that he helped co-found in 2018. Additionally, he works as a teaching artist, bringing arts programming into schools throughout city and instructing lessons (voice, piano, music theory, and acting) out of his home studio. Zack passionately believe that part of the artist's job is to foster a love of the arts in young people.
Zack has been a writer, as well, covering tv, film, and pop culture for a popular publication. Zack is a self-described nerd, a dog dad to a young cocker spaniel, and an enthusiastic amateur baker.
WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO
I got to sing with my old friend, the wonderfully talented Anna Giordano at Don't Tell Mama. We sang a set of 12 covers and mash-ups, spanning everyone from Maroon 5 to Taylor Swift to Avril Lavigne. I even got to do some arranging. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our amazing (and SOLD OUT) evening!
For the month of January, I spent some time recording vocals for new metal band, Quantum Twilight. The eight tracks I worked on were amazing - serious video game music vibes. Quantum Twilight's debut album is due for a release later this year. Stay tuned!
I directed Siren & Sailor Theatre Co.'s annual reading of A Christmas Carol with a spectacular cast of professional actors.
(Mc)Things got a little spooky in October. Joining a wonderful cast of Broadway veterans (including Tony Award nominee Craig Bierko), I took part in a staged reading of Mrs. McThing, a fun romp about the magic of love and family. Directed by Karen L. Carpenter and music directed by Michael Levine, Mrs. McThing was the perfect way to spend Hallow's Eve.