#283 – Seeking Representation (feat. Julian DeGuzman)

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There has been no seismic shift in the number of actors of color performing on Broadway. Yes, systematic change often comes with incremental progress. However, the recent crop of Broadway musicals seem to provide few examples of such change. I’ve been curious what that feels like for artists of color, so I asked a few into the studio to share their experiences with racial representation in the theatre industry.

Julian DeGuzman has spent the last decade performing in shows that both feature primarily Asian-American casts (Broadway’s Miss Saigon) as well as more multi-cultural companies (Newsies, Hello, Dolly! on Tour. He joined me over the phone to talk about how each of those experiences have felt different for him. Here’s our conversation…

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