Kelvin Moon Loh is a Broadway actor from Manhattan, New York. Kelvin Moon Loh's Broadway experience includes understudying the role of Lun Tha in the 2015 Broadway production of The King and I, and previous roles of Half-Man Half-Woman in Side Show, The DJ in Here Lies Love, and the understudy of Wil in American Idiot. Kelvin Moon Loh is an Autism Light for his call for compassion to autism families who have the courage to expose their special needs children to the theater.
In the afternoon matinee on September 23, 2015, Kelvin Moon Loh was performing in The King and I at the Lincoln Theater when a boy with autism made noises during the production. After the production Kelvin went on his social media and advocated for more empathy for autism families and the situations they face by defending a mother's right to bring her son with autism to Broadway.
The following is a news story on this incident from the New York Daily News.
Kelvin Moon Loh said, "Parents of autistic children sit there with such fear and terror that this episode could occur. I was watching a mother's nightmare happen, and I just wanted to have her know that what she's doing is right in trying to expose her child to the theater, and there are advocates supporting her (Kelvin Moon Loh as Quoted in Today.com, September 25, 2015)."
Facebook Post: The following is the post on Facebook that Kelvin shared as soon as he was able to after the show.
Twitter: Kelvin Moon Loh had this tweet on Twitter about his encouragement for autism parents.
My heroes are the brave parents and caretakers of the world who go out into the world daily with their beautiful children. #AutismAwareness— Fahrenheit Sun High (@KelvinMoonLoh) September 26, 2015
Social Media: You can follow Kelvin Moon Loh on the following social media areas.
Special thanks to Kelvin Moon Loh for having compassion on autism families. The influence Kelvin has as a Broadway actor when combined with the power of social media has made an impact on raising autism awareness. It is hoped that Kelvin's example will encourage more actors and stars to take a stand for autism acceptance in the settings in which they perform.
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