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Kyle Jean-Baptiste

Performer
( b. Dec 03, 1993 Brooklyn, New York, USA - d. Aug 29, 2015 Brooklyn, New York, USA ) Male

Biography: Kyle Jean-Baptiste was born on December 3, 1993 in Brooklyn, New York to Serge Jean-Baptiste and Sonia Jean-Baptiste. He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts as a vocal major. He then attended Baldwin Wallace University, where Les Misérables casting directors spotted him at the showcase performance. He was the youngest, as well as the first African-American actor to perform the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway. He was slated to perform in The Color Purple on Broadway in 2015.

Film Credit: "Broadway Draft 2015"

Trivia:
He performed in several regional theater productions in Cleveland. He played Enjolras in the Idaho Shakespeare Festival's Les Misérables.
The marquee of the Imperial Theatre on Broadway was dimmed in his honor on September 1, 2015.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Les Misérables
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Kyle Jean-Baptiste
        Constable - Replacement (Jun 23, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015)
        Courfeyrac - Replacement (Jun 23, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015)
  • Understudy: Kyle Jean-Baptiste
        Jean Valjean - Replacement (Jun 23, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015)
Mar 23, 2014 - Sep 04, 2016
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