Get to know the “Hairspray Live” star!
If Shahadi Wright Joseph wasn’t on your radar before “Hairspray Live” Wednesday, she surely is now! The 11-year blew everyone away with her singing and dancing skills playing Little Inez in NBC production. What a great start to a bright future career!
If you’re still unfamiliar with Ms. Wright Joseph, here are 10 pieces of info that’ll help you get to know her better:
1. She starred as Madison in School Of Rock on Broadway:
2. She was an understudy for Tomika in the show as well:
3. Shahadi played a Young Nala in Broadway’s The Lion King too:
4. She’s a HUGE Hamilton fan. (Here’s an adorable video of her reacting to some of the cast following her on social media!):
5. She’s also a major Lin-Manuel Miranda fan. (Here’s a video of her SLAYING a cover of a song from Lin’s first Broadway musical, In The Heights):
Lin actually tweeted Shahadi recently, and she was definitely excited about it!
6. She released a mini holiday EP in November – on which she sounds incredible, of course:
7. Shahadi likes science! #ScienceGirlsRock:
8. She was the youngest “Hairspray Live” cast member:
9. She played Jennifer Hudson’s daughter and Ephraim Sykes’ sister aka #FAMILYGOALS:
10. And, even though it goes without saying, she’s an absolute S-T-A-R:
We are so proud of you, Shahadi!