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…



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