Kyle Jean-Baptiste made history July 23 as the youngest and first African American actor to perform as Jean Valjean on Broadway. Jean-Baptiste is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. He is currently playing the Constable and Courfeyrac, and understudying Valjean.
After the performance, both Miranda and Jean-Baptiste tweeted about the experience:
— Kyle Jean- Baptiste (@BaptisteKyle) August 15, 2015
Hamilton is currently playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Ham4Ham shows are performed before the second show of two-show days and on special occasions. Les Miz is currently playing at the Imperial Theatre.