Episode 56: JORIAH KWAMÉ

In This Episode

Award-winning Joriah Kwamé talks about his recent work in Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, his viral hit “Little Miss Perfect,” and the music that brings him and others joy. Assistant Director of Programming Kevin Ferguson hosts.

Since he was a child, musical theater composer Joriah Kwamé has struggled with his voice. Is it too high? Does it say the right things? Is it too loud? Before writing the now-viral MT stand-alone, “Little Miss Perfect,” (which won the inaugural 2019 Write Out Loud Contest), Joriah had to find his voice through the many worlds he created to escape his stark reality as a neurodivergent black man in the midwest. After a sold-out 54 Below debut last summer and fresh off the Sony Pictures film Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Joriah takes the stage once again to bring you his original music, with stripped-back arrangements, soaring vocals and some of Broadway’s most exciting names. Join him as he makes a [Black Boy Joy]ful Noise.

For more info about Joriah’s upcoming show, visit 54Below.com/JoriahKwame.

Watch Joriah sing “Sitting With Sondheim” at https://youtu.be/Jg2XGFN8WyM

The 54 Below Podcast is hosted by Nella Vera and Kevin Ferguson, and produced by Michael Allan Galvez, with support from the 54 Below marketing staff.

Original artwork design by Philip Romano.

Follow Kevin on Instagram at @K.Ferg_

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