Exclusive Premiere: Nick Rashad Burroughs Performs “Proud Lady” from The Baker’s Wife

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The Kinky Boots actor also shares the first time he experienced this song and why the themes spoke to him.
Nick Rashad Burroughs
Nick Rashad Burroughs

Shuffle Along and Book of Mormon cast member Christian Dante White, who created the Broadway Legacy photo series dedicated to the contributions of black theatre artists, has introduced his latest project Turning the Page.

Turning the Page gives performers of color a platform to sing musical theatre repertoire they might not be traditionally cast to perform. As Broadway and the larger theatre community continue to create opportunities for performers of color, we can turn the page and look to a more inclusive narrative.

Turning the Page launched September 13 with Nikki Renée Daniels performing from The Light in the Piazza.

The second performance in the series follows. The following video features Drew Wutke on piano.

Watch Nick Rashad Burroughs turn the page on “Proud Lady” from The Baker’s Wife.

Nick Rashad Burroughs recounts the performance of “Proud Lady” that inspired him to learn it.

Thanks to the Dramatists Guild Fund. Providing the Music Hall at DGF for writers to use for free is one of the many ways the Dramatists Guild Fund supports writers. Find out more about DGF at dgfund.org or on Twitter @DGFund.

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