May 27, 20173:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Yazz (Hakeem Lyon), Serayah (Tiana Brown), Sierra Aylina McClain (Nessa)
A panel and Q&A with members of the cast of Empire. Stars in person: Yazz (Hakeem Lyon), Serayah (Tiana Brown), Sierra Aylina McClain (Nessa)
In its third season, Empire continues to shatter records, finishing the second season as the No. 1 show on broadcast television. Named a Top 10 Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute, Empire was the only broadcast series to earn a Golden Globe Award nomination this past year in the category of Best Television Series – Drama. Additionally, Taraji P. Henson won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama and recently was nominated for an Emmy Award, for the second year in a row, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Also, the Season One soundtrack was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.Empire is a powerful drama about a family dynasty set within the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of hip-hop music. The show revolves around the Lyon family and their media company, Empire Entertainment. The founder, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), is the king of hip-hop, but his company and reign are constantly threatened by his family, including his ex-wife, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson); his sons, Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers); and a volatile and competitive music industry.
Bryshere Y. Gray aka rapper Yazz plays the role of Hakeem Lyon series. In Empire, Bryshere plays Hakeem the youngest and favorite son who is a charming, charismatic, and up and coming rap star.