Showcase 2021 Carnegie Mellon University

Miller Jay Kraps

Actor/Singer/Dancer
Class of 2021
(He/Him)


My Bio:

Miller was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He grew up jamming to Dolly Parton, John Denver, ABBA, and “Silly Songs with Larry”. Miller started performing in his church choir at a young age of 5 years old. He attended the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville where he started studying musical theater.

Miller uses his creativity both in and out of the typical CMU Drama curriculum. He has spent the past 4 years performing with the international award-winning acapella group, The CMU Originals. He has also provided choreography for shows like “Elegies: For Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens” and “MONSTER”. A little over a year ago, Miller was working with his best friend to produce a show as a nonprofit with all of the proceeds going to The Center for Women and Families in Louisville. He plans to revisit this project when it is safe to do so.

Outside of the arts, Miller enjoys playing with makeup, babysitting his nephews Koda and Copper (yes they are dogs), playing Sly Cooper on his old PlayStation, and eating oreos by the sleeve. Miller looks forward to working on stage and film. He is interested in telling the stories he wished he would have seen growing up as a queer kid in the south. His dream role? Disney’s first gay prince!