1st black actor to play lead in ‘Les Miserables’ on Broadway dies in accident

NEW YORK (AP) — 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…

http://thegrio.com/2015/08/30/1st-black-actor-to-play-lead-in-les-miserables-on-broadway-dies-in-accident/

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