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#58 - Vanessa Williams

E-Ticket to Broadway

#58 - Vanessa Williams

The one and only Vanessa Williams joins David for this episode of "E-Ticket to Broadway" to share her love of all things Disney. This Tony, Emmy, & Grammy-Award Nominee explains how her connection with Disney began while she was still in the womb, and why her Disney+ avatar is Thumper.

52 mins
6/7/23

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The one and only Vanessa Williams joins David for this episode of "E-Ticket to Broadway" to share her love of all things Disney. This Tony, Emmy, & Grammy-Award Nominee explains how her connection with Disney began while she was still in the womb, and why her Disney+ avatar is Thumper. Vanessa grew up watching Disney films, especially "Bambi," and tuned in every Sunday night to watch "The Wonderful World of Disney" on TV. Like her friend David, she discusses her love of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," as well as movies from the Renaissance of Disney like "The Lion King" & "The Little Mermaid"--and just like her parents passed along their love of The Mouse, Vanessa has passed along the magic to her children, even allowing her kids to be "Disney spoiled" (she also sings Disney songs to her grandson). When it comes to the Disney Theme Parks, Vanessa is a big fan--she admits that she has always loved rides, production, and fantasy, so her trips to the Parks are incredibly special, and she wisely states: "If you get bored at Disney, something's wrong with you." An entertainment icon, Vanessa shares her experience of first being passed over by Disney, to then being valued as an artist and recording "Colors of the Wind," performing at Walt Disney World, and voicing many Disney characters. "Turning Red" is now one of Vanessa's favorite movies, and on "E-Ticket to Broadway" shares her enthusiasm for EPCOT, the food and the hotels at the Parks, and which attractions she most enjoys. David & Vanessa share a lot of laughs on this episode chatting about their mutual love of Disneyland, and together play "Save the Colors of the Wind," discuss David's casting idea of Vanessa as Snow White's Evil Queen on Broadway, and determine the track list for Vanessa's Disney Album. Which job at Walt Disney World would she most like to apply for? Listen to find out!

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