Christin Byrdsong is a versatile actor versed in numerous genres who regularly earns critical acclaim. Broadway World recently hailed: “The grand power of his voice sent chills up my arms more than once.” Christin’s voice has sent chills across the nation, most recently on the national tour of The Lion King where he has been seen as Simba in select performances.
Christin’s versatility is shown through the many genres of music and performance type that he has appeared in. He helped create the role of Little Richard in Shout Sister Shout! and had audiences worshipping at his feet as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar three times. Christin showed off his drag as Belize in Angels in America and his legit chops as Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd. Other credits include Man 1 in Songs for A New World, and Ken in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, to name a few. Christin’s talents are not just limited to the stage - on camera, he can be viewed in commercials for national brands including JCPenny, RadioShack, and Hasbro Toys. He is also no stranger to the small screen and can be seen in the most recent seasons of HBO’s Euphoria and Here TV’s Conframa. [read more...]
"...a force on stage..." – NY Theatre Times
Figaro! (90210) – “I adored Christin Byrdsong’s performance as Li’l B-Man. He is a force on stage. He has a powerful, strong voice and could play the emotional depth of the young man constantly in trouble. He also has flawless comic timing. Vid Guerrerio gave him great material to work with as he got to be the more contemporary character in the piece.”
"...his voice sent chills up my arms..." – Broadway World
Jesus Christ Superstar – “Christin Byrdsong makes his Musical Theater Heritage and Kansas City debut as Jesus. Kansas City is filled with tremendous talent and we just added a thoroughbred to the stable. The grand power of his voice sent chills up my arms more than once. As a tear runs down his cheek sniffles could be heard coming from throughout the audience.”
"...wowed near the top of the show..." – Broadway World
Shout Sister Shout! – "... Christin Byrdsong who, in addition to bringing in multiple other amazing characters, wowed near the top of the show as [one of] the Praise Brothers."
"...high musical notes that seem to reach heavenward...” – AXS
Jesus Christ Superstar – “Christin Byrdsong as Jesus is regal; projecting impossibly high musical notes that seem to reach heavenward.”
"…His falsetto was powerful and brilliant..." – Kansas City Metropolis
Jesus Christ Superstar – “… Byrdsong brought deep, angry despair to key moments…His falsetto was powerful and brilliant, and his rough lean into it during “I Only Want to Say” made the moment all the more painful.”