Mykal Kilgore

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Mykal Kilgore
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Born (1983-08-21) August 21, 1983 (age 40)
Orlando, FL
  • Actor
  • Artist
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
LabelsAffective Music
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CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materFlorida State University
Known forKnown for his debut album, A Man Born Black

Mykal Kilgore is an American R&B artist and actor known for his debut album, A Man Born Black. Kilgore released his inaugural album A Man Born Black on Affective Music on September 6, 2019.


Mykal Kilgore was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, before moving to Nashville, Tennessee as a singer and songwriter after attending Florida State University. His vocal prowess caught the attention of Tony® and GRAMMY® Award winner, Billy Porter, while singing during an audition. Porter's mentorship helped open lanes for Kilgore to move to New York City and enter the Broadway scene.[1] His credits include Motown the Musical, The Wiz Live!, and Hair.[2]

Kilgore is also known for making bold political expressions, becoming a viral sensation for his gospel-themed song "Reclaiming My Time" based on the statement made by Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

With the release of his debut album A Man Born Black, Kilgore stepped into the limelight to share his unique view of the world. The album debuted at #2 on the iTunes R&B charts and on five different Billboard charts.[3] In 2020, Mykal received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding New Artist.[4]


Title Year Label
A Man Born Black 2019 Affective Music


Title Year
Hair 2009
Motown! The Musical 2013
The Wiz Live! 2015
Collateral Beauty 2016
Dear Evan Hansen 2016
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert 2018
Into the Woods 2019

Mykal Kilgore in the media



  1. Hargrett, David. "Billy Porter's Protégé Mykal Kilgore Takes His Bid At R&B King with Debut Album A Man Born Black".
  2. Broadway World. "broadway world".
  3. Hargrett, David. "Mykal Kilgore's Inaugural Album, A Man Born Black, Debuts On Five Billboard Charts".
  4. "51st NAACP Image Awards". The Nominees. NAACP.

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