by Adriana Pratt – April 22, 2010
“Carter hopes to model his career off actors Taye Diggs and Will Smith, to whom he bears a striking resemblance.
‘Everyone says I’m “Hitch,”’ Carter said. ‘If they ever do a biography movie about Will Smith, I could easily be his character. I’m almost exactly 20 years younger than him … I wish I could be his brother but unfortunately the world doesn’t work that way sometimes.’ ”
by Jordan Gamble – February 11, 2010
“Class of 2009 graduate Kyle Carter played Coalhouse – one of the show’s leads and a black character – in ‘Ragtime.’ ‘“Ragtime” was actual turmoil. Ragtime was people legitimately trying to get the show shut down,’ Carter said.
To address the controversy, PEMCo. hosted a panel discussion about the show. It brought heightened debate, Carter said, but not much progress. ‘I think [the workshop] will work better because it’s the second time around. That first panel was just rough and raw because it was the first time anyone had ever done anything like that … That, I think, is where the growth has to come,’ Carter said.”
by Tae Andrews – February 8, 2008
“Nowalk also paired Kyle Carter and Kelly Rice as the characters Fred and Lilli. ‘Kelly showed us power, control and sweetness in her voice, which works perfectly for the incredible vocal demands of the role,’ he said. ‘Kyle showed us the charisma and magnetism required of Fred, with the voice to match. As if those qualities weren’t enough, the two looked great and acted well together.’ ”
by Marcela Berrios – March 5, 2007
“Sophomore Kyle Carter, who played Coalhouse Walker in ‘Ragtime,’ said the production was an important stride toward exposing the artistic abilities of black students to the rest of the University community.”
by Analise Lipari – February 2, 2007
“If, for any reason, a potential audience member were contemplating not seeing ‘Ragtime,’ Kyle Carter’s performance as Coalhouse Walker should and will overwhelmingly persuade them to change their mind as soon as possible. Carter is remarkable in a role most doubted could be even adequately filled; he is magnetic, sweet, affable, powerful and altogether extraordinary.
The depths of his surprisingly impressive voice and his mastery of Coalhouse’s emotional range is striking, and, to his credit, his strengths as a performer firmly anchor the show.”