Woody Keppel began his performing career with Sarah Caldwell's Opera Company of Boston in the mid 80s, and has performed his whimsical character, “Woodhead,” to enthusiastic audiences in over 30 countries, in theaters, festivals, television and films.
Woody began his film career in 1993 in the madcap family feature, Ava's Magical Adventure, with Timothy Bottoms and Patrick Dempsey. In his latest film acting role, Woody plays the eccentric, “Thomas” the inventor of a teleportation device that falls into the wrong hands, in David Giancola's, Axcelerator, which world premiered in January 2019.
Woody has written and starred in four family videos, including the award-winning Woodhead Saves the Farm, which was picked by Sesame Street and Parents Magazine as "Year’s Best" for kids. Woody co-founded the “Festival of Fools,” in 2007 and The Hokum Bros in 2008.
Rare and original, their songs are catchy and integrated with humor; their lyrics speak of true-life experiences with a thread of the earliest cultural fabric we call Americana. The Hokum Bros offer up an eclectic mix of original tunes (with a pinch of nostalgia) that insure audiences will be tapping their feet and wearing their happy faces long after the show is over. Band members are: Woody Keppel (Guitar, Vocals), Allan Nicholls (Drums, Vocals), and Gus Ziesing (Accordion, Clarinet, Sax).