Orion Turner

Actor Singer Composer  Director Collaborative Pianist


Orion  produces "Q's Homecoming Drag Race Watch Party"

To continue LGBTQ+ Advocacy across Rural Kansas, Orion produced a homecoming and heartwarming Drag Race Watch party for Kansan Contestant, "Q."

Orion Music Directs MT Sessions: The Bad Guys

Orion served as Music Director for OKC-based Music Theatre group: "Mt Sessions." This group provides college-aged students with a performance outlet off campus, for students in and around the OKC area. Orion also served as one of the collaborative pianists for the evening.

Orion  performs at the Great Plains Theatre

This summer Orion is headed back to KS, to perform at the Great Plains Theatre! He will be playing Dr. Grimwig and Understudying Mr. Bumble in their production of "OLIVER!"

Orion performs in his OCU Principal Debut, as  Mars in 'Orpheus and the Underworld'

Orion Wins Best Supporting Actor at the JESTERS Award By MTW

Orion was nominated and won this award for his portrayal of Robert Martin in the Drowsy Chaperone!

"Digging up the Boys" Wins third place at Kansas Thespian Festival

Laura Lundgren Smith's Digging up the Boys placed 3rd at Kansas Thespian Festival under the direction of Orion Turner.

Orion is featured in the Thespy Review

Orion Turner and Jesse Duncan were featured in The KTF thespy review, securing them as one of the top 12 highest scoring performances of the festival, for their portrayal of Broadway Bound by Neil Simon.

Orion Co-directs WEACT's Debut Mainstage performance.

Orion Turner and Jesse Duncan Directed "Chapter Two" by Neil Simon as WEACT's Debut Mainstage show. The show was recieved well from the community.

Orion  wins Best Leading Actor Award at Theatre Kansas Awards.

Orion was nominated for two awards at the Theatre Kansas 2021 awards. The nominations include Best Lobby Display, and Best Leading Actor. Orion was among three that won the Best Leading Actor Award for his portrayal of the Father. Out of the three, Orion scored the highest, in fact, he scored the highest among both the men and women categories. The Theatre Kansas Awards were put on in place of the Jester Awards.

Orion is Awarded a Superior in Thespy Competition! 

At Texas Tri-State thespian festival, Orion was awarded a superior rating for his performance of "I'll Be There" from the Pirate Queen. He is excited to display his piece at International competition.

Orion Participates in 1 on 1 workshop with Stephen Schwartz

Orion Turner participated in a one on one workshop with the critically-acclaimed composer, Stephen Schwartz. There, Orion got to receive critique on his music!

Orion Featured in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Virtual Choir

Hear Orion perform in ALW's "Hosanna" featuring John Legend, and many others. If you listen to the end, you can prominently hear Orion sing his "G!"