On today’s episode of “Tell Me More,” Matt speaks with Broadway, West End, and now recording star, Marisha Wallace.
After ensemble and understudy roles on Broadway in “Aladdin” and “Something Rotten,” Marisha first came to my attention when she was hired mid-run to be Amber Riley’s alternate and eventual replacement in the West End production of “Dreamgirls.”
From there, her star continued to rise, including originating the role of Becky in the London production of “Waitress.” But for Marisha 2020 has been full of extreme highs and lows. After returning to the diner to join Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel in their runs, she learned that like most of her castmates, she had contracted the coronavirus.
After three harrowing weeks, she fortunately to recover, and her life has not been the same since. Over the past seven or so months, Marisha has released a self-produced single that went viral, signed a four-record deal with Universal Music Group, she can be heard in “Jingle Jangle,” one of the hits of the holiday season, she performed with her castmates from next year’s “Hairspray” on a special episode of “Britain’s Got Talent,” and believe it or not, that’s not everything that’s happened to her this year.
Marisha and Matt talk about all of those things, as well as the meaning behind the eclectic mix of songs on her album, which will be available on Dec. 4, and much, much more.
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