Following the September 5 announcement that The Today Show’s Al Roker would be joining the cast of Broadway’s Waitress, beloved the weatherman took television viewers inside a recent voice lesson.
Veteran Broadway voice teacher Deric Rosenblatt coaches Roker on his big solo “Take It From an Old Man” in the clip below.
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“I'm very nervous,” he confesses. “I think as a singer, I'm a terrific weatherman.”
Roker takes over the role October 5 through November 11 in the musical penned by Sara Bareilles, with a book by Jessie Nelson and directed by Diane Paulus.
On September 4, the company welcomed new leading lady Nicolette Robinson as Jenna. The current cast also includes celebrity couple Katie Lowes (Scandal) as Dawn and her husband Adam Shapiro as Ogie, Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, Ben Thompson as Earl, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Becky, and Benny Elledge as Cal.