A multi-hyphenate performer, songwriter and creator, Dyllón Burnside is best known to audiences for his starring role as ‘Ricky’ on FX and Ryan Murphy’s Emmy nominated FX series, “Pose.” He recently starred in AMERICAN HORROR STORIES and will confidentially next been in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix limited series MONSTER, opposite Evan Peters.
Dyllón first captivated audiences with his Broadway debut, starring in 2014’s Holler if Ya Hear Me, a hip-hop musical inspired by the music and lyrics of Tupac Shakur. He most recently starred in the Broadway production of Thoughts of a Colored Man.
The Pensacola, Florida native began performing professionally at the age of 12 as a member of the Hip-Hop/R&B boy band 3D. He has toured the country performing original music alongside folks like Stevie Wonder and Rihanna in such venues as Madison Square Garden and the Nokia Theater. Burnside has performed at the US Opens Men’s final as well as headlined and produced a sold-out benefit concert for GLSEN at the Cutting Room in New York City. He has released 2 singles ‘Heaven’ and ‘Silence’ both of which gained momentum on R&B charts. He is currently in the process of putting out his first EP.
In addition to his performance work, Burnside is also passionate about producing quality arts content that promotes social change. His work as a producer includes film, theatrical and musical events that serve and/or shed light on marginalized communities. He has been honored by GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign for his continuing dedication to LGBTQ+ rights. Dyllón hosted “Prideland,” a one-hour special and short-form digital series for PBS that received a GLAAD Award nomination and won the Emmy award for Outstanding Short Form Daytime Non-Fiction Program.