THE SCREENING ROOM: Kinky Boots' Lena Hall Performs a Never-Ending National Anthem (Video)
By Michael Gioia
Lena Hall (Celina Carvajal), who plays Nicola in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots, was invited to sing the National Anthem at a minor league baseball game this summer.
While audiences are used to only hearing the first part of the song performed at sporting events, the actress delivered three of the complete Star-Spangled Banner's four verses. Videographers caught fans' reactions to the never-ending anthem.
Hall was unable to perform the song in its entirety due to strict time constraints on pitcher warmups, which limited her to four minutes.
Hall has also appeared on Broadway in Tarzan, Dracula, 42nd Street and Cats. Her other stage work includes The Toxic Avenger, Rooms (New World Stages), Radiant Baby (Public Theater), Empire (Spiegelworld), Prometheus Bound (A.R.T.), The Last Goodbye (Williamstown) and Bedbugs!!! (NYMF Outstanding Actor Award).
Watch her performance below:
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