I am King Aswad, founder of King Aswad Entertainment. I am an internationally recognized actor, singer, songwriter, composer and recording artist. As an actor, most notably, I have toured both nationally and internationally with the Tony Award winning Broadway musical “Rent,” appearing in prestigious establishments such as the Fox family of theaters and the Orpheum family of theaters. In addition to touring with “Rent” for over 7 years, I was recently cast in the star-studded production of “Rent” at the Hollywood Bowl, which was presented by the LA Philharmonic, and directed by Neil Patrick Harris of televisions “How I Met Your Mother”. The cast included several other well-known artists such as Vanessa Hudgens of Disney’s “High School Musical”, Wayne Brady of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and “Let’s Make a Deal” and Nicole Scherzinger of the musical group The Pussycat Dolls. As an independent recording artist, I have worked very closely with well known and respected artists such as Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, Jamie Jones of All 4 On and have just finished working with actor, TV personality, and singer Wayne Brady as a writer and producer on his upcoming album. My band and I have performed our original music in dozens of prestigious venues including but not limited to: Blue Note Jazz Club, House of Blues, Canal Room, The Knitting Factory, Bitter End, S.O.B’s, The Apollo Theatre, Nuyorican Poets Café, Recoup Lounge, Silver Lake Lounge, Drom, Crash Mansion, the National Underground and The Lenox Lounge.