Apple Discussion Series: A Conversation with Actress, Brittney Johnson
This event is in the past.
The Apple Discussion Series is inspired by The Apple Award, funded by the Nederlander family and named for the family matriarch, Sarah Applebaum Nederlander. This evolution of the Apple Award program will feature online experiences where audiences will hear from actors, designers, managers, producers, and more from the American theatre. Past Apple Award recipients include: Elaine Stritch, Neil Simon, Jeffrey Seller, Carol Channing, Mandy Patinkin, Patti Lupone, and Phylicia Rashad.
This season, we are pleased to be featuring 8 guests, with the possibility of more being added during the Winter 2021 semester. These events are open to the public, free of charge, and will include a moderated discussion and a Q&A with the guest.
Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 6-7pm for a live conversation with Broadway's Brittney Johnson.
Brittney Johnson made history in 2019 as the first person of color and first Black woman to play Glinda in Broadway’s Wicked. However, as the actor notes, she had already made Broadway history in 2015 as a cast member in Les Misérables—as the first Black woman to play both Eponine and Fantine, and as the first woman to play both in the same day—though it was not publicized or covered in the same way. Johnson made her Broadway debut in 2014 as a swing and Diana Ross understudy in Motown. She joined the cast of the Les Misérables revival in January 2015, originally in the ensemble and understudying Eponine. She soon began understudying Fantine as well, and a few days into playing Eponine for an extended period, ended up going on as Fantine as well. Her additional credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Sunset Boulevard.