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Broadway sensation, Christian Thompson, shares his thoughts on his career in musical theatre, pivoting and diversifying during the pandemic, and living outrageously. Learn more about his perspective as we discuss:
- his "no plan B" attitude
- outrageous parental support
- honest thoughts on how Broadway performers will feel when theatre resumes
- Christian's new work highlighting his biracial experience
Christian Thompson is an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, emerging writer, but most importantly a creator. Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL, he had the outrageous idea to become a professional actor at 8 years old. He began performing professional hip-hop gigs by the age of 9. After receiving multiple musical theatre awards and scholarships, he went on to earn a full ride to Penn State University Musical Theatre BFA program. While at PSU, he originated the role of DeAndre in "Blood At The Root". The show would travel the globe and win awards on 4 different continents. Christian built an impressive resume, including regional theatre work, cruise ship entertainment, the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT, and finally, his current role as Smokey Robinson in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations on Broadway.
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Lady Grey is an award-winning international entertainer and educator. She has been at the helm of numerous performing arts organizations and has performed everywhere from Broadway to the Sydney Olympics. She currently serves as Artistic Director of Lady Grey's Lovelies and continues to work as a mentor and empowerment coach.
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