BroadwayWorld can exclusively report that Kevin Navayne, known for his role as Detective Ray Jackson in CSI: NY, is slated to make his Broadway debut as Miles Davis in a Broadway play in about the jazz legend. Directed and produced by Don Cheadle, the show is aiming for a short run on Broadway in 2013.
The play, which has yet to be named, will be based on Davis as a musician, but will also a deep look into his personal life and the trials and tribulations that came with it.
The concept will also be made into a film starring Don Cheadle in 2013, in which Navayne will play Marcus Miller, Davis's bassist.
Kevin Navayne is a Jamaican born American model, film and television actor. Navayne began his acting career in 2000 as an extra in the HBO movie Disappearing Acts starring Wesley Snipes, and Sanaa Lathan. After the movie aired Navayne was spotted by modeling agent Beth Ann Moore in which thus began a career in modeling. During this time Kevin began modeling for notable designers such as Ralph Lauren, IZOD, Nautica, La Coste, Sean John, Roc a Wear, Avirex and Marc Ecko just to name a few. Kevin Navayne is also currently the face of Roberto Cavalli’s RC line and has signed on to represent Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim.
In 2008, Navayne appeared in BET’s fashion show Rip the Runway and in the movie “Days of Wrath,” with Laurence Fishburne and Taye Diggs, He also appeared in an episode of Law & Order SVU. In 2009, he guest starred on multiple episodes of the Lifetime hit show “Army Wives.” 2010 landed Navayne a recurring role on CBS’s hit drama “CSI: NY.” Kevin also played a starring role on the Syfy network in the show “Caprica,” as well as recurring role on the daytime soap “One Life to Live.” In addition Kevin will be playing the lead role as the Jamaican civil rights leader “Marcus Garvey” in
the biography based on his life, which will be released in 2014 for Academy Award consideration.