Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Thomas Jefferson Byrd


Stage and screen star Thomas Jefferson Byrd, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance as Toledo in the 2003 Broadway revival of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, died October 3, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 70. The New York Times reports that police officers found him "unresponsive" on a city street with multiple gunshot wounds to the back.

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  • Also known as: Thomas Jefferson Byrd
  • Born: Jun 25, 1950 in Griffin, GA, USA
  • Death: Oct 3, 2020 in Atlanta, GA, USA


Theatre World Awards
2003 Theatre World Award Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Winner
Tony Award
2003 Best Featured Actor in a Play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Nominee