Interview: Kyle Ramar Freeman, Usher in A Strange Loop

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Kyle Ramar Freeman is currently starring as Usher in A Strange Loop at the Barbican Centre.

A Strange Loop is about a young, gay, black writer who’s writing a musical about a young, gay, black writer. Kyle understudied Usher on Broadway where A Strange Loop opened in 2022, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical.


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Prior to making his Broadway debut in A Strange Loop, Kyle played Asaka in the US tour of Once On This Island. 

After finishing his run in London, Kyle will star as The Lion in the highly anticipated 2024 Broadway revival of The Wiz. 

This episode was recorded in Kyle’s dressing room at the Barbican Centre. He discusses his journey with A Strange Loop and what it has been like to bring the show to London, as well as all-things The Wiz and lots more!

A Strange Loop runs at the Barbican Centre until Saturday 9th September 2023. Visit for info and tickets. 

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  

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Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

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