‘Why we joined the union’

Volume 118, No. 3March, 2018

Billy Joe Kiessling

I joined Local 802 to stay protected as a professional musician. My musical goal in NYC is to perform again as an actor/musician on Broadway. One of my favorite recent gigs was being a part of the original Broadway company of “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.” Everything about that job was a dream come true. My principal instruments are violin and viola, and I also play cello, piano and trumpet.