What is Kyle Jean Baptiste's full name?

Kyle Jean- Baptiste

Kyle Jean Baptiste date of birth:

December 3, 1993

How old was Kyle Jean Baptiste when died?

21

Where was Kyle Jean Baptiste born?

New York City, NY, USA

When did Kyle Jean Baptiste die?

August 29, 2015

Where did Kyle Jean Baptiste die?

Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Why did Kyle Jean Baptiste die?

Accident-fell from fire escape

Kyle Jean Baptiste body shape:

Athletic

What color are Kyle Jean Baptiste's eyes?

Brown - Dark

What color is Kyle Jean Baptiste's hair?

Black

What is Kyle Jean Baptiste's ethnicity?

Black

What is Kyle Jean Baptiste nationality?

American

Where did Kyle Jean Baptiste go to school?

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School

Where did Kyle Jean Baptiste go to university?

Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio for a Bachelor of Music in Music Theater

What is Kyle Jean Baptiste's occupation?

Broadway Actor

Kyle Jean Baptiste claim to fame:

He was the first African-American actor to play the iconic lead role of Jean Valjean in the popular Broadway musical “Les Misérables”

Kyle Jean Baptiste agent:

Stone Manners Salners Talent Agency

Short Biography

Kyle Jean-Baptiste (December 3, 1993 – August 29, 2015) was an American Broadway actor. He was the youngest actor as well as the first African-American to be cast as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on Broadway. The show was his career debut. On August 29, 2015, he died after falling from a fire escape in Brooklyn, New York.Kyle Jean-Baptiste was the son of Serge Jean-Baptiste and nephew of Marie Jean-Baptiste. He had a sister Kelsey, with whom he was close. Kyle attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, where he was acquainted with American actor Ansel Elgort. The two appeared together in a high-school performance of Hairspray. After high school, Jean-Baptiste attended Baldwin Wallace University, a liberal arts college in Berea, Ohio. During his senior showcase, he sang a selection from the musical Once, followed by "Glory", a song from the film Selma. He was a tenor. During the showcase, he was spotted by "Les Miserables" casting directors. Regional shows Jean-Baptiste performed in included Singin’ In the Rain, The Music Man and The Merry Wives of Windsor. In 2014, he played the role of Enjolras in a production of Les Misérables at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. BroadwayIn Les Misérables, Jean-Baptiste originally was playing the roles of the Constable and Courfeyrac. He made his first appearance as Jean Valjean on July 23, 2015, after moving up from understudy to Ramin Karimloo. With his appearance, he became the first African American and the youngest person to ever portray the character on Broadway. It was also his debut role. His last show was August 27, 2015. Prior to the accident, Jean-Baptiste had tweeted his fans "I thank everyone who supported me and still does. I will never forget this experience. Onwards and upwards. Nothing but love." He was slated to appear with Jennifer Hudson in the Broadway rendition of The Color Purple later in 2015. DeathJean-Baptiste died on August 29, 2015, at Woodhull Hospital, after falling four stories from his mother's fire escape in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Earlier that evening he had attended a concert at 54 Below by friend and classmate Andrew Kotzen. The evening before, Jean-Baptiste had participated in his closing performance of Les Misérables. He was aged 21. The Les Misérables production released a statement saying, 'The entire LES MISERABLES 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." Other Broadway stars and entertainers tweeted their condolences, including Kristin Chenoweth, Debra Messing, Josh Groban, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ansel Elgort and Lin-Manuel Miranda.