Nikki Renée Daniels—"Defying Casting Norms" (Episode 7)



“A lot of times I feel like the creative team wants to say ‘Let it not be said that we didn’t see anyone of color, we just cast this white girl.’ …I’ve gone in a lot of times…where I’m the only black girl on the list. They want to be able to say they saw ‘everyone’ for this.”


We welcome Nikki Renée Daniels to talk about the differences between the opera and musical theatre worlds, what it’s like to be a black soprano, and singing the iconic “Summertime.”


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Shout out to: Joshua Henry


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