Connect with us

Black Listed

Broadway Star Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

Jean-Baptiste died Friday night following the show’s evening performance at the Imperial Theatre, said representative Marc Thibodeau, who called it a “tragic accident. The entire Les Misérables family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle, a remarkable young talent and tremendous person who made magic – and history – in his Broadway debut. We send our deepest condolences to his family and ask that you respect their privacy in this unimaginably difficult time,” a statement from the production reads.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Michelle Williams Quits Broadway Musical Under Doctor’s Orders

News

Harry Lennix: 'The Five Heartbeats' Introduced Me to Black Hollywood Harry Lennix: 'The Five Heartbeats' Introduced Me to Black Hollywood

Harry Lennix: ‘The Five Heartbeats’ Introduced Me to Black Hollywood

EBONY Exclusive

Robert Townsend’s ‘The Five Heartbeats’ is Headed to Broadway

Entertainment

Roy Hargrove, JAzz, Trump Roy Hargrove, JAzz, Trump

Roy Hargrove, Grammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter, Dies at 49

Entertainment

Advertisement
Connect
Newsletter Signup