Kevin Byrd's New Role
Award winning entertainer, Kevin Byrd garners international headlines for Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign
Kevin Byrd garners International Headlines for Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign
Award winning actor, singer and dancer, Kevin Byrd has been active promoting awareness of Prostate Cancer since the age of 24 through speaking at public forums, distribution of literature and active promotion at his one man show “Release”.
Now 26, Byrd’s International Headlines appeared in The Epoch Times September 20 -26, 2007 Edition pg. A3 article titled
According to The Epoch Times New York Staff, Denise Benson, “Amidst the fame, Byrd has still flown high, not only working to raise awareness about prostate cancer which has a significantly higher rate of occurrence among African American males, but also volunteering to help people with autism.”
Kevin Byrd recently starred in his own off-Broadway one-man show that he also co-wrote with Jason Hendricks and co-produced with Marc Meir, entitled, “Release,” in which he played six different men at six different phases in their lives. Release is about identity issues faced by many young men. The play depicts the lives of six personalities, and the lives of six men ranging in age from 18-60, all from different walks of life, in a one-man show. Release addresses the struggles men encounter from different angles, revealing a deep sense of exploration. For instance, there’s Tony – a teenage boy who suffers from identity issues due to not knowing his father. Tommy, another featured character, is an extremely successful college graduate who deals with the challenges of pleasing his mother. These and the other stories portrayed in "Release" contribute to enlightenment of the thought process of young men and as a result, garners understanding and appreciation for them.
Byrd also starred as Lt. John R. Fox in the award nominated TV special, "Honor Deferred,” produced by Al Roker and Samuel L. Jackson, which premiered on the History Channel. He also wrote, produced, and starred in the award winning film, "The "Last Dayz," Featured in Vibe.com, King Magazine, and the Daily News, and he starred as Cameron Johnson/Cover Model in the bestselling Novel, "Things in Between" by Nathaniel Portis.
Kevin Byrd has won the Cinema Golden Eagle Award and the Freddie Award for “Nicole’s Choice, the Proclamation Award for “The Last Dayz,” and was nominated for the NAMIC Vision Award for “Honor Deferred.”
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