Adrienne Walker (Part 1) – Broadway Actress and Singer Found a Home in The Lion King

In This Episode

While the goal of every actor is to perform, our day-to-day job is actually auditioning. As we continue Black History Month here on the podcast, Adrienne Walker from The Lion King on Broadway joins me for a very open and candid conversation about being in such an iconic show. We also touch on some very important issues: auditioning as a black actress and the need for authentic black voices in theater.

But we start off talking about The Lion King, when it and Broadway are coming back, the show’s history both culturally and theatrically, and the pressures she faced in taking on the role of Nala.

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Season 5 brings new ways to connect with me and the guests as well as new opportunities to learn and grow as an artist:

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Music used in the episode by John Bartmann and is Public Domain.


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