Episode 21: Lena Hall (Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction)
In This Episode
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-winning actress and singer Lena Hall about Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 debut album Appetite for Destruction. They also discuss Axl Rose, Cats, Billy Porter, Legally Blonde, Patti LuPone, Evita, Donna Summer, Tarzan, Kinky Boots, Jimi Hendrix, Rent, Janis Joplin, Damon Daunno, Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, and My Little Pony. Lena talks about her unique artistic journey, from growing up in the ballet world, to singing in the rock band The Deafening, to winning a Tony Award for her portrayal of Yitzhak in the acclaimed Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. In Hedwig, Lena performed alongside John Cameron Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, and Darren Criss, before stepping into the title role herself for the National Tour.