10 Questions with Disney’s Ted Kryczko
At Disney, Ted Kryczko has produced over 500 products for children and families, including works based on Roger Rabbit, Beauty & the Beast and The Little Mermaid. His work has received 14 Parent’s Choice Awards, more gold and platinum records than Elvis or the Beatles, and he has been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards, winning once for The Lion King Read-Along in the Best Children’s Spoken Word category in 1994. In 2008, “A Green and Red Christmas – The Muppets,” took home the Grammy for “Best Musical Album for Children. His records have sold over 30 million copies in the U.S. and over 60 million worldwide.
Ted graduated from the University at Buffalo in 1976. He will be teaching a workshop in Vocal Performance at UBC2C – Hollywood.
Q1: What was the last project you added to your resume? Disney Broadway Karaoke; talent scout
Q2: What was your first job in the industry? Not paid actor/singer
Q5: If you could go back to UB now as a student what course would you take? Business Fundamentals
Q6: What’s the last book you read? “Tribes” by Seth Godin
Q7: What would you be doing if you weren’t working in the entertainment industry? Spy or assassin
Q8: What was the smartest career decision you ever made? Getting out of Buffalo
Q9: What would you still like to accomplish career-wise? A 7 figure annual income
Q10: Can you offer any advice for people breaking into the industry? Do everything but not everybody