#173 – Leslie Blake Walker – FUNNY GIRL

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Leslie Blake Walker / @leslieblakewalker has been crawling to the Broadway stage since being an infant. Learn more about Leslie below and please share this episode with a friend!

From Leslie:

It all began on the night I was born; the night that Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear in an epic and legendary battle in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holding his severed ear, Holyfield climbs into his limousine and heads to Sunrise Hospital where only a few floors above him, I was being brought into this world! The newspaper headline from that hot summer day read “Tyson Bites Twice!”, so you could say I grew up accustomed to dramatics.

After my exciting early childhood in Vegas my family moved to Missouri where my love for musical theatre flourished. I was a competitive dancer, as well as a member of my high school show choir (national champs babyyy!). I knew I wanted to pursue my passion as a career after spending nine summers in a row at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, a summer stock 45-minutes away from my home town. I chose to get my BFA in Musical Theatre from The Hartt School, and after graduating I made the big move to the big city! Myself and my long legs now reside in Manhattan, where I am currently making my Broadway debut in the revival of Funny Girl!

My favorite color is cerulean, I am an expert on Beatles trivia, and on a normal Friday night you can find me eating Ben & Jerry’s and watching The Office on Peacock.


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