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Kevyn Morrow is an American actor, originally from Nebraska. His career has taken him from the American stage, to London, to film and television.
Broadway and Off-Broadway
Kevyn made his Broadway debut as a member of the original cast of Leader of the Pack, which also featured Broadway star Annie Golden.1 He soon after joined the cast of the legendary A Chorus Line. Kevyn was a member of the 1990 closing cast of A Chorus Line. His next Broadway show would be as an original cast member of another Michael Bennett hit, Dreamgirls. He would play various roles in the cast throughout its run both on Broadway, on tour, and in its 1987 revival, but most notably the role of C.C. White, for which he would receive critical acclaim.
Off-Broadway he appeared in the original production of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, which also featured TONY winner La Chanze, and Blue where he played the title character of Blue Williams. 2 He recently appeared in the premiere presentation of Ripper the musical, directed by Stephen Amato at New World Stages.8. In 2014, Morrow will appear in the Primary Stages production of While I Yet Live.
In 2002 he made his West End debut in Rob Bettinson and Alan Janes' 125th Street at the Shaftesbury Theatre.3 Following that production, he would star in the London premiere of Ragtime, directed by Stafford Arima at the Piccadilly Theatre, as Coalhouse Walker Jr., a performance for which he would be nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
He has appeared in numerous productions throughout United States, but most notably for Once on This Island at the Bay Street Theatre (the production was filmed for the Lincoln Center Archives), Ragtime in Omaha, Nebraska (where he won the award for Best Performance by a Visiting Actor 4), Tambourines to Glory in Washington D.C. (where he was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award5), the role of Curtis Taylor in Dreamgirls, and the role of Billy Strayhorn in the national touring company of Stormy Weather starring Leslie Uggams as Lena Horne, including at the Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia.6
Kevyn is a member of the Broadway show choir and occasionally works as a choreographer regionally.9