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The Salisha Show with Salisha Thomas

Host of Black Hair in the Big Leagues, Salisha Thomas is coming to you with the much anticipated, the incomparable, the senSATIONal: THE SALISHA SHOW!! Salisha sits down with people from all walks of life, from every color, shape, size, gender to talk about topics that matter and topics you didn’t know mattered.

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Ryan Steele's Secrets to Broadway Success 🎭✨

Ryan Steele's Secrets to Broadway Success 🎭✨

Hey y’all, what’s up? 🌟 In this episode, I sit down with the phenomenal Ryan Steele to uncover his secrets to Broadway success! Ever wonder what it takes to make it big on the biggest stage? Ryan, who’s dazzled us in "West Side Story," "Matilda," "Carousel," and "Once Upon a One More Time," spills it all!

31 mins
Jul 18
Real Talk: Destinee Stewart on Hair, Identity & Healing

Real Talk: Destinee Stewart on Hair, Identity & Healing

Hey y’all, what’s up? In this episode, we're diving deep into an incredibly heartfelt and transformative conversation with Destinee Stewart! Ever wonder what it’s like to navigate hair, identity, and healing?

57 mins
Jul 11
Aiyana Smash: My Hair Journey & Self-Love

Aiyana Smash: My Hair Journey & Self-Love

Hey y’all, what’s up? In this episode, I’m chatting with the incredible star of the stage Aiyana Smash about her hair journey and self-love! 🌟 Ever wonder what it’s like to manage natural hair while performing in Theater? Aiyana shares her path to self-acceptance.

43 mins
Jul 4
Saint Aubyn’s Broadway Journey: Honoring Ancestors and Legends

Saint Aubyn’s Broadway Journey: Honoring Ancestors and Legends

Hey y’all, what’s up? 🌟 In this video, we dive deep into the remarkable journey of Saint Aubyn to the dazzling lights of Broadway. Ever wonder what it’s like to portray iconic figures like Dennis Edwards in "Ain't Too Proud" or Lloyd Price in "Personality"?

56 mins
Jun 27
Balancing Art & Life: Tanya Everett's Journey

Balancing Art & Life: Tanya Everett's Journey

Hey y’all, what’s up? In this video, we dive deep into the incredible journey of Tanya Everett, a multi-talented TV writer, playwright, speaker, and producer! Ever wonder what it takes to balance art and life?

45 mins
Jun 20
Why My Broadway Dream Was a Roller Coaster of Emotions 🎭

Why My Broadway Dream Was a Roller Coaster of Emotions 🎭

Hey y’all, what’s up? In this video, I take you on a heartfelt journey from my days as a Broadway swing to embracing my natural hair! 🎭✨ Ever wonder what it’s like to perform in hit shows like "Once Upon a One More Time" and dream of being on the Tony Awards stage?

25 mins
Jun 13
BHBL: Rachel Simone Webb on Hair, Heart, and Broadway Dreams 💇‍♀️🎶

BHBL: Rachel Simone Webb on Hair, Heart, and Broadway Dreams 💇‍♀️🎶

Hey y’all, what’s up? 🎉 In this video, I sit down with the incredible Rachel Simone Webb, straight from the original cast of "& Juliet" on Broadway! 🌟 Ever wonder what it's like to juggle roles on Broadway, or how to keep your hair fabulous while doing it all?

43 mins
Jun 6
John Glover's Secret to Longevity on Broadway 🎭

John Glover's Secret to Longevity on Broadway 🎭

Hey y’all, what’s up? 🌟 In this video, I’m thrilled to sit down with the legendary John Glover at 80! We dive deep into his incredible life lessons and his illustrious career on Broadway.

49 mins
May 30
Unfiltered & Heartfelt Chat with Broadway Besties Mark Kurian

Unfiltered & Heartfelt Chat with Broadway Besties Mark Kurian

Hey y’all, what’s up? 🌟 In this video, I sit down with the incredible Mark Krian to dive deep into hair, love, and Broadway! Ever wonder what it's like to be a Broadway bestie? Well, wonder no more!

41 mins
May 23
BHBL: From Pageants to Broadway: Holli Conway's Inspiring Path

BHBL: From Pageants to Broadway: Holli Conway's Inspiring Path

Hey y’all, what’s up? Welcome back to Black Hair in the Big Leagues! 🌟 In this video, join your host Salisha Thomas as she sits down with the phenomenal Holli Conway, returning to Broadway in Lempicka! 🎭 Ever wonder what it takes to shine on the big stage in New York City?

42 mins
May 16
BHBL: Antoine L Smith: The Star Power Lighting Up Broadway Stages

BHBL: Antoine L Smith: The Star Power Lighting Up Broadway Stages

Antoine L Smith graces Black Hair in the Big Leagues! He's an Emmy award winning Broadway, TV, and VO Actor. Some credits include the Broadway companies of Carousel, The Color Purple, Memphis, Miss Saigon, and most recently the original Broadway cast of MJ the Musical.

42 mins
May 9
BHBL: Sunday Best's Latice Crawford Speaks Life

BHBL: Sunday Best's Latice Crawford Speaks Life

Latice Crawford sits down with host, Salisha Thomas Weiss this week on Black Hair in the Big Leagues! Latice Crawford is a recording artist known for her soulful and powerful vocals.

45 mins
May 2
BHBL: Jasmine Amy Rogers shines as BETTY BOOP and Beyond!

BHBL: Jasmine Amy Rogers shines as BETTY BOOP and Beyond!

Betty Boop's BOOP: Jasmine Amy Rogers joins host, Salisha Thomas Weiss on this week's episode of Black Hair in the Big Leagues! Jasmine is a true Triple threat. She’s a Jimmy awards finalist, attended Manhattan School of Music, was cast in Becoming Nancy, and Gretchen in the national tour of Mean Girls.

41 mins
Apr 25
Wally Green Unites us All w/ Ping Pong

Wally Green Unites us All w/ Ping Pong

Wally Green joins host, Salisha Thomas, in conversation this week on The Salisha Show! Salisha first met Wally at Podfest. He is guenuinely friendly, kind, talented, a unique soul, and has quite a story. He is a TEDx speaker and a celebrity pro athlete.

37 mins
Apr 18
BHBL: Navigating Addiction with Author of Stash: Laura Cathcart Robbins

BHBL: Navigating Addiction with Author of Stash: Laura Cathcart Robbins

Author of Stash, Laura Cathcart Robbins visits Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas Weiss. She takes us on the journey of how her addiction began, the agony of rehab, and how she returned to the world and persisted in living a life of sobriety, and living to tell the story.

1 h 3 mins
Apr 11
William Hung at PODFEST!

William Hung at PODFEST!

The Salisha Show welcomes William Hung! From American Idol season 3 in 2004, William Hung made Ricky Martins song She bang more popular than Ricky Martin himself. After American Idol, he went on to perform WITH Ricky Martin, travel the world and become an international speaker.

35 mins
Apr 4
BHBL: Beacon of Confidence: Writer and Producer Stephanie Alexandria

BHBL: Beacon of Confidence: Writer and Producer Stephanie Alexandria

Stephanie Alexandria drops by Black Hair in the Big Leagues with Host, Salisha Thomas Weiss! She was awarded Top 40 under 40 at Stony Brooke University, she is an award-winning journalist and writer/producer at MSNBC!

57 mins
Mar 28
Guest Spotlight: Jay Armstrong Johnson on The Salisha Show

Guest Spotlight: Jay Armstrong Johnson on The Salisha Show

On this episode, Broadway's Jay Armstrong Johnson sits down with host, Salisha Thomas on The Salisha Show! Jay Armstrong Johnson is a singer, actor, dancer, writer, and producer of Broadway and TV.

45 mins
Mar 21
BHBL: Ease on Down the Road with The Wiz Revival's Matthew Sims Jr.

BHBL: Ease on Down the Road with The Wiz Revival's Matthew Sims Jr.

Matthew Sims Jr. visits long time friend Salisha Thomas on Black Hair in the Big Leagues! Currently on tour with The Wiz and about to make his Broadway debut in the Marquis Theater in The Wiz Revival, Matthew Sims Jr.

53 mins
Mar 14
Julie Boardman: A Theatrical Legacy in the Making

Julie Boardman: A Theatrical Legacy in the Making

Julie Boardman slays us all this week on The Salisha Show. What better way to kick up Women's History Month than with a badass woman taking up space in the producing world?

40 mins
Mar 7
BHBL: Gabrielle Beckford is Slaying Stereotypes: a Black Woman's Triumph in a Classic Role

BHBL: Gabrielle Beckford is Slaying Stereotypes: a Black Woman's Triumph in a Classic Role

Black Hair in the Big Leagues welcomes the incomparable Gabrielle Beckford to the show! Host, Salisha Thomas sits down with former cast mate of Once Upon a One More Time on Broadway, Gabrielle Beckford.

40 mins
Jan 4
BHBL: Breaking Molds and Shaping Stories; Aisha Jackson Uncut

BHBL: Breaking Molds and Shaping Stories; Aisha Jackson Uncut

Black Hair in the Big Leagues welcome back Aisha Jackson! If you don't know, she was one of the first episodes to kick off the entire podcast (EP 2)!!!

47 mins
12/28/23
BHBL: From Broadway Lights to Hollywood Nights: Phylicia Pearl Mpasi Makes a Star Turn

BHBL: From Broadway Lights to Hollywood Nights: Phylicia Pearl Mpasi Makes a Star Turn

Phylicia Pearl Mpasi from the upcoming Blockbuster hit, The Color Purple graces us with her presence here on Black Hair in the Big Leagues.

1 h 1 min
12/22/23
BHBL: After the Final Curtain with guest Justin Guarini

BHBL: After the Final Curtain with guest Justin Guarini

American Idol's Justin Guarini stops by Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas Weiss for an episode of laughter and nostalgia. Justin recently closed his run as Prince Charming in Once Upon a One More Time at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway.

1 h 18 mins
10/4/23
BHBL: Playwright of New Play: Truth- Gail Burton

BHBL: Playwright of New Play: Truth- Gail Burton

Hello! Salisha Thomas here! And I'm excited to share that I making my Theater producing debut of a play written by this week's guest on Black Hair in the Big Leagues: Gail Burton! Gail is a thought leader, public intellectual, director, and a writer.

50 mins
7/27/23
BHBL: A Goddess Living: Martina Sykes

BHBL: A Goddess Living: Martina Sykes

Martina Sykes is Royalty among us. She was in Motown the Musical on tour and on Broadway, Raindogs, Rent, Hairspray, and is currently on tour with Lion King as Shenzi! Her brother is Ephraim Sykes, also a major talent in the industry so clearly the Sykes Family has something special running through their veins.

44 mins
6/22/23
BHBL: Tony Nominated Actress and Business Woman: Shalita Grant

BHBL: Tony Nominated Actress and Business Woman: Shalita Grant

Host, Salisha Thomas sits down with Actress turned Businesswoman Shalita Grant on this week's episode of Black Hair in the Big Leagues. She is the founder and creator of Four Naturals Hair products.

53 mins
6/15/23
BHBL: The Icon and Living Legend: Jocelyn Bioh

BHBL: The Icon and Living Legend: Jocelyn Bioh

The one and only Jocelyn Bioh graces Black Hair in the Big Leagues with her presence this week for our 100th Episode!!!!!!! She is the woman who wrote School Girls: The African Mean Girls Play, and Nollywood. She's a playwright with Manhattan Theater Club and Atlantic Theatre Company.

44 mins
6/8/23
BHBL: Basking in Gratitude and Abundance w/ Celeb Stylist Sophie Rose

BHBL: Basking in Gratitude and Abundance w/ Celeb Stylist Sophie Rose

This week on Black Hair in the Big Leagues, host Salisha Thomas sits down with celebrity stylist, Sophie Rose (Gutterman). She's been in the hair industry for over 10 years, is California based (but travels), and has worked for Italian Vogue, Hollywood Reporter, Harper's Baazar, Maybelline, Christian Dior, Karlie Kloss, Gwyneth Paltrow, and more!

53 mins
6/1/23
BHBL: Set Your Mind to Do Anything, with Aurelia Michael Holmgren

BHBL: Set Your Mind to Do Anything, with Aurelia Michael Holmgren

Aurelia Michael Holmgren joins the Black Hair in the Big Leagues lineup with host, Salisha Thomas Weiss. Aurelia is a Motivational Speaker, Dancer, a body builder, a major voiceover artist (booking gigs like McDonald's, Hulu, and Netflix!) and the creator of Voice On Demand.

44 mins
5/25/23
BHBL: A Broadway Reality Check with Salome B Smith and Imani Pearl Williams

BHBL: A Broadway Reality Check with Salome B Smith and Imani Pearl Williams

This episode was recorded during the Broadway Revival run of 1776 with a full cast of Women and Nonbinary actors and a whole lot of People of Color. Originally, 1776, a show about the making of the Declaration of Independence was performed by a cast of all white men (and a couple of women to play their wives).

38 mins
3/23/23
BHBL: A Haircare Line That Will Change Your Life

BHBL: A Haircare Line That Will Change Your Life

Greg and Joanne Starkman join the lineup for Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas making history as the show's first guests who are not people of Color. And it is not by mistake. Greg and Joanne are the creators of a product line called INNERSENSE Organic Beauty.

47 mins
3/16/23
BHBL: The Curl Doctor: Shai Amiel Shows You How to Care for Your Curls

BHBL: The Curl Doctor: Shai Amiel Shows You How to Care for Your Curls

The One and Only Curl Doctor, Shai Amiel graces us with his presence this week on Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas. Shai has been in the business of hair (and in particular, CURLS) for over 20 years and it shows in his work.

46 mins
3/10/23
BHBL: Hamilton's Marja Harmon Walks You Down the Aisle

BHBL: Hamilton's Marja Harmon Walks You Down the Aisle

From the 'And Peggy' cast of Hamilton on tour, Marja Harmon who's currently starring as Angelica Schuyler visits Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas! Marja is a light! A graduate of USC, she was in God Friended Me, Jessica Jones, and Madam Secretary.

48 mins
2/23/23
BHBL: Get Your Butt Kicked with Broadway Badass: Michelle West

BHBL: Get Your Butt Kicked with Broadway Badass: Michelle West

Broadway Star and founder of BIA, Black Hair in the Big Leagues welcomes Michelle West to the show!!!!! She's performed in Regional Theaters all over the country including Sacramento Music Circus, Walnut Street; She's Toured with Memphis and Aladdin, and made her Broadway debut in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

28 mins
2/16/23
BHBL: Get the Perfect Afro with Kendall Dorsey

BHBL: Get the Perfect Afro with Kendall Dorsey

We welcome stylist to the stars, Kendall Dorsey to Black Hair in the Big Leagues today! Kendall Dorsey’s cliental includes Saweetie, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Solange, Lizzo, and so many more and recently created Rihanna’s iconic “traditional Aaliyah inspired sweep” style.

45 mins
2/9/23
BHBL: Women Supporting Women with Andrea Bowman

BHBL: Women Supporting Women with Andrea Bowman

Emancipation, The Watchmen, Lovecraft Country and now Oscar shortlisted celebrity stylist Andrea "Mona" Bowman stops by Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas.

42 mins
2/2/23
BHBL: The Fire This Time Festival with Kelley Girod

BHBL: The Fire This Time Festival with Kelley Girod

Joining this week's episode on Black Hair in the Big Leagues with Salisha Thomas is Kelley Nicole Girod. Hailing from Louisiana and with an MFA in playwriting from Columbia, she's the founder and executive director of Obie award winning Fire This Time Festival.

46 mins
1/20/23
BHBL: A Deep Dive with Cendie Stanford, founder of ACEs Matter

BHBL: A Deep Dive with Cendie Stanford, founder of ACEs Matter

Cendie Stanford joins the Black Hair in the Big Leagues line up with host, Salisha Thomas! She's a started a non-profit called ACE's Matter. WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE IN THEIR CHILDHOOD INFORMS WHAT KIND OF ADULTS THEY BECOME.

31 mins
1/14/23
BHBL: 1776 Reimagined: Breaking Boundaries with Hair and Identity

BHBL: 1776 Reimagined: Breaking Boundaries with Hair and Identity

Hey y’all, what’s up? In this video, we’re diving into the revolutionary world of "1776 Reimagined: Breaking Boundaries with Hair and Identity"! I had the extraordinary privilege of witnessing this groundbreaking Broadway show, and let me tell you, it’s a game-changer!

35 mins
1/7/23
Inside Broadway’s 1776 Revival: Tiffani Barbour’s Story

Inside Broadway’s 1776 Revival: Tiffani Barbour’s Story

Hey y’all, what’s up? In this video, we dive Inside Broadway’s 1776 Revival: Tiffani Barbour’s Story! Join Salisha Thomas as she sits down with the incredible Tiffani Barbour, a Baltimore native who's done it all – actor, singer, director, and even a comedian!

31 mins
12/30/22
J. Daughtry on Broadway, Community, and Giving Back 💖

J. Daughtry on Broadway, Community, and Giving Back 💖

Hey y’all, what’s up? In this video, I’m ecstatic to bring you a heart-to-heart with the incredibly talented J. Daughtry! 🎭✨ Ever wonder what it’s like to be on Broadway, give back to the community, and balance a whirlwind career? You’re in the right place!

39 mins
12/23/22
BHBL: The Illusion of Time with Dawn L Troupe

BHBL: The Illusion of Time with Dawn L Troupe

Dawn L Troupe joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues with Host Salisha Thomas. An actor, singer, artist mother, director, writer, and producer who has performed at just about every major regional house in the United States including but not limited to ART, Cal Shakes, Joes Pub, Hill Barn, Berkeley Rep, and Theatreworks, to name a few.

56 mins
12/19/22
BHBL: Paving Your Own Path with Gisela Adisa

BHBL: Paving Your Own Path with Gisela Adisa

Gisela Adisa from 1776 on Broadway joins the Black Hair in the Big Leagues lineup with host, Salisha Thomas. Gisela is a Broadway, television, commercial, and voiceover actress.

34 mins
12/9/22
BHBL: FAT HAM'S Nikki Crawford and Adrianna Mitchell

BHBL: FAT HAM'S Nikki Crawford and Adrianna Mitchell

Nikki Crawford and Adrianna Mitchell join this week's episode on Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas! They are currently starring in the FAT HAM playing at the Public Theatre in New York City. Get your tickets Here.

33 mins
7/21/22
BHBL: Playwright and Performer: Roger Q. Mason

BHBL: Playwright and Performer: Roger Q. Mason

Roger Q. Mason (Playwright) (they/them) joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas.

43 mins
7/7/22
BHBL: Tony Award Nominated Actor from Paradise Square: Sidney DuPont

BHBL: Tony Award Nominated Actor from Paradise Square: Sidney DuPont

Tony Nominated actor, Sidney DuPont graces Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas! He is an actor, dancer, a cinematographer, director, and award winning screenwriter.

38 mins
6/25/22
BHBL: From the Hadestown Tour: Tyla Collier

BHBL: From the Hadestown Tour: Tyla Collier

We recorded with Tyla Collier literally in 2020 and the audio got damaged. BUT WE HAVE FINALLY RECOVERED IT!!!! SO SO happy to share this episode with you all. Tyla is an actor, singer, dancer, and an award winning Voiceover artist and audiobook narrator.

42 mins
6/16/22
BHBL: Tony Award Winning Actress for Paradise Square: Joaquina Kalukango

BHBL: Tony Award Winning Actress for Paradise Square: Joaquina Kalukango

Powerhouse Joaquina Kalukango joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host Salisha Thomas this week! She is currently starring in Paradise Square, bringing down the house 8 times a week playing Nelly. The show is fantastic. She is PHENOMENAL.

33 mins
6/2/22
BHBL: Tony Nominated Director of Skin Of Our Teeth: Lileana Blain-Cruz

BHBL: Tony Nominated Director of Skin Of Our Teeth: Lileana Blain-Cruz

A graduate from Princeton AND Yale, Lileana Blain Cruz joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas. Lileana is the director of The Skin of Our Teeth on Broadway which also happens to be her Broadway directorial debut!!!!

27 mins
5/26/22
BHBL: Broadway Swing Love: Keirsten Nicole Hodgens from Six the Musical

BHBL: Broadway Swing Love: Keirsten Nicole Hodgens from Six the Musical

HAILING from Six the Musical on Broadway, Keirsten Nicole Hodgens joins the Black Hair in the Big Leagues lineup with host, Salisha Thomas. From Ball State University and swinging half the cast of Six on Broadway, she is black, queer, and a whole vibe.

48 mins
5/24/22
BHBL: From Exception to the Rule: AMANDLA JAHAVA

BHBL: From Exception to the Rule: AMANDLA JAHAVA

AMANDLA JAHAVA joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues with Host, Salisha Thomas. She is a first generation Kenyan-American actor, writer, and director based out of New York. She passionately creates and advocates for African stories from an African perspective for African people.

35 mins
5/13/22
38: Inside The World of Comedy with Morgan Weed

38: Inside The World of Comedy with Morgan Weed

Salisha sits down with fellow castmate of Once Upon A One More Time, Morgan Weed, to discuss what it's like originating a role, navigating the world of comedy, and life outside of the theater.

35 mins
4/21/22
BHBL: A sitdown with host of Meeno Podcast, Safiya Vanterpool

BHBL: A sitdown with host of Meeno Podcast, Safiya Vanterpool

For over a year now, Safiya Vanterpool has worked as an assistant on Black Hair in the Big Leagues in the promotions department, and we are SO PROUD that she has recently created her own show called Meeno, available wherever you listen to podcasts!

40 mins
4/21/22
37: A Conversation with Will Swenson: Broadway Star

37: A Conversation with Will Swenson: Broadway Star

Will Swenson is a Broadway veteran and icon. He sits with Salisha and discusses his on-stage and off-stage life. Will appeared on Broadway in Lestat, 110 in the Shade and Brooklyn.

36 mins
4/12/22
36: Trust Your Instincts with Ashley Chiu

36: Trust Your Instincts with Ashley Chiu

Ashley Chiu is a screen and stage Actress, Singer, and Dancer. Born and raised in San Francisco, she holds a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She is seen in the hit production Once Upon A One More Time.

34 mins
4/5/22
BHBL: Knowing Your Worth with Felicia Curry

BHBL: Knowing Your Worth with Felicia Curry

Star of the upcoming Queens Girl in the World offBroadway in New York City, Black Hair in the Big Leagues welcomes Felicia Curry. Felicia's regional resume includes Les Mis, The Color Purple, Sister Act, Caroline or Change, Ragtime, Scottsboro Boys, Matilda, Nina Simone: Four Women which she won a Berkshire Theatre Critics award for.

39 mins
3/31/22
35: Finding Love On and Off the Stage with Stephen Brower

35: Finding Love On and Off the Stage with Stephen Brower

Stephen Brower is a New York-based writer and performer. He's worked on Broadway in Anastasia and Once Upon a One More Time with Salisha. He sits with Salisha for this candid talk on all things Broadway life.

37 mins
3/29/22
BHBL: Interview with The Book of Mormon's Shanel Bailey

BHBL: Interview with The Book of Mormon's Shanel Bailey

She plopped out of college at Syracuse University and plopped onto Broadway in the Book of Mormon in 2019 just prior to the Broadway shutdown. Shanel Bailey is wise beyond her years, genuine, kind, and lovable!

54 mins
3/24/22
34: Briga Heelan on Her Journey Back To The Musical Stage

34: Briga Heelan on Her Journey Back To The Musical Stage

Briga Heelan is an actress and comedian. She is known for her work on the sitcoms Cougar Town, Ground Floor, Undateable, Love, Great News, and B Positive. In this podcast episode, Briga sits down with Salisha Thomas after a successful run together in the hit Britney Spears inspired musical, Once Upon A One More Time.

43 mins
3/22/22
BHBL: Broadway’s Housso Semon

BHBL: Broadway’s Housso Semon

Upon beginning this podcast in 2020, this episode was one of the first episodes recorded with the beautiful, genuine, talented Housso Semon. Housso Semon has been on Broadway in Beautiful the Carole King Musical, The Lion King, and Girl from the North Country.

42 mins
3/17/22
33: The Energy You Give Is the Energy You Receive with Selene Haro and Isidro Rafael

33: The Energy You Give Is the Energy You Receive with Selene Haro and Isidro Rafael

Selene Haro and Isidro Rafael are affectionately known as Selidro. They are, together, an integral part of the musical hit, Once Upon A One More Time. Growing up believing that dance classes were too expensive, Selene took a leap when she found out an audition for a junior team would be free of cost.

33 mins
3/15/22
BHBL: How Shereen Ahmed Embraced Her Natural Curls on Broadway 🌟

BHBL: How Shereen Ahmed Embraced Her Natural Curls on Broadway 🌟

Hey y’all, what’s up? 🌟 In this video, I'm beyond excited to introduce you to the incredible Shereen Ahmed! Ever wonder how you can embrace your natural curls on Broadway?

46 mins
3/10/22
32: The Ups and Downs of Pursuing Your Dream with Joshua Johnson

32: The Ups and Downs of Pursuing Your Dream with Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson is a Broadway performer currently seen in Once Upon A One More Time. He sits down with Salisha to discuss his journey into the performing world from a very young age and what it was like to get his first professional gig.

32 mins
3/8/22
BHBL: Playwright Elizabeth Addison

BHBL: Playwright Elizabeth Addison

Black Hair in the Big Leagues welcomes Elizabeth Addison! Elizabeth is a writer, composer, lyricist and playwright, artist, activist, and entrepreneur. During the pandemic, she started an interview series called Chasing Beads, and she was recently accepted in the Muse mentorship program where she's mentored by Broadway composers and musicians.

49 mins
3/3/22
31: Loving Life On and Off The Stage with Tess Soltau

31: Loving Life On and Off The Stage with Tess Soltau

TESS SOLTAU graduated from The King’s Academy in 2005 where she played numerous lead roles in the TKA Theatre Company. Tess is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, with a BFA in Acting and Musical Theatre.

33 mins
3/1/22
BHBL: Stars of Broadway's American Utopia: Angie Swan and Tendayi Kuumba

BHBL: Stars of Broadway's American Utopia: Angie Swan and Tendayi Kuumba

Currently on Broadway now until April 2, 2022, American Utopia is a smash hit! And stars: Angie Swan (Guitarist) and Tendayi Kuumba (Dancer/vocalist) visit Black Hair in the Big Leagues as the final episode of Black History Month.

46 mins
2/24/22
30: Taking Your Rightful Place on The Great White Way with Matt Allen

30: Taking Your Rightful Place on The Great White Way with Matt Allen

Matt Allen is a veteran of the Broadway stage. His story and journey are mesmerizing and something you don't want to miss. His Broadway credits include: Escape to Margaritaville, Something Rotten, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Wedding Singer, Oklahoma!, and Annie Get Your Gun.

27 mins
2/22/22
BHBL: Fashion Model Janine Tondu

BHBL: Fashion Model Janine Tondu

A fashion model featured in Halston, Prada X Elle, Project Runway and more, Black Hair in the Big Leagues welcomes Janine Tondu to the stage! In this episode, Janine shares her journey to becoming a fashion model, how she found her confidence, and a few surprising fun facts about herself.

37 mins
2/17/22
29: Once Upon A One More Time Directors and Choreographers w Keone and Mari Madrid

29: Once Upon A One More Time Directors and Choreographers w Keone and Mari Madrid

Keone & Mari Madrid are an award-winning choreographer & director team, as well as husband, wife & parents. Their ability to tell stories through detailed choreography has permeated beyond the dance world and into theatre, music, film and online platforms.

33 mins
2/15/22
BHBL: From A Journal For Jordan and Skeleton Crew, Chante Adams

BHBL: From A Journal For Jordan and Skeleton Crew, Chante Adams

Hot off the press from filming in A Journal For Jordan, starring opposite Michael B. Jordan and directed by the one and only Denzel Washington, Chante Adams joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues!

27 mins
2/11/22
28: The Beauty of Taking Ownership of Your Life with Belinda Allyn

28: The Beauty of Taking Ownership of Your Life with Belinda Allyn

Belinda Allyn is a Broadway actress and singer. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a degree in Music Theatre where she studied voice with Frank Ragsdale.

35 mins
2/8/22
BHBL: Miss USA 2019,  Cheslie Kryst

BHBL: Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst

This episode was originally Episode 5 on Black Hair in the Big Leagues recorded on October 16, 2020 with Cheslie Kryst, the reigning Miss USA at the time. Cheslie has sinced passed away and this episode is in honor of her.

37 mins
2/3/22
27: The Power of Slowing Down with Diana Vaden

27: The Power of Slowing Down with Diana Vaden

Diana Vaden is a New York artist, innovator, and creative. She has appeared on Broadway and is currently performing in Once Upon A One More Time.

34 mins
2/1/22
BHBL: Bonus Episode - A Message From Your Host, Salisha Thomas

BHBL: Bonus Episode - A Message From Your Host, Salisha Thomas

Hey Y'all, It's me Salisha your host of Black Hair in the Big Leagues. I thought I'd just sit down and have a talk just you and me this week. It's something I've been wanting to do. I keep it short and sweet but I hope you enjoy and can relate.

18 mins
1/27/22
26: Life on Stage: Living A Life of Passion with Matthew Tiberi

26: Life on Stage: Living A Life of Passion with Matthew Tiberi

Join Salisha and her guest, Matthew Tiberi, as they discuss life in the theater. Matthew is a swing in the current production of Once Upon A One More Time. Matthew Tiberi made his Broadway debut as a swing in Finding Neverland in 2015.

33 mins
1/25/22
BHBL: Co-Hair Designers from COMING 2 AMERICA

BHBL: Co-Hair Designers from COMING 2 AMERICA

Stacey Morris (@staceykutz) and Carla Farmer join Black Hair in the Big Leagues. Both have been on the shortlist for the Oscars twice for their Hair designs in Coming 2 America and Dolemite.

30 mins
1/20/22
25: From Laughter and Humor to The Broadway Stage with Brooke Dillman

25: From Laughter and Humor to The Broadway Stage with Brooke Dillman

Brooke Dillman is an American actress and a comedian who was born and brought up in Kansas City, Missouri. She is known for Wrecked (2016), Superbad (2007), and Bob’s Burgers (2011).

31 mins
1/18/22
BHBL: JADE PHILLIPS
30 mins
1/13/22
24: Gaining Confidence on Stage and In Life with Amy Hillner Larsen

24: Gaining Confidence on Stage and In Life with Amy Hillner Larsen

A Chat with Amy Hillner Larsen. Join another conversation of The Salisha Show with your favorite host, Salisha Thomas. Today we are excited to have Amy Larsen in our show. She is from New York and is married to Kevin Larsen.

30 mins
1/11/22
BHBL: Super Swing Extraordinaire: DIANA VADEN

BHBL: Super Swing Extraordinaire: DIANA VADEN

Broadway's Diana Vaden has been seen in Tootsie as well The Music Man at The Kennedy Center and Mack & Mabel at Encores in NYC. Currently in the pre-Broadway run of Once Upon a One More Time at The Shakespeare Theater Company, Diana shares her faith, hair tips, and positive outlook on life.

37 mins
1/6/22
23: Living in Abundance with MiMi Scardulla (Backstage at the Britney Musical)

23: Living in Abundance with MiMi Scardulla (Backstage at the Britney Musical)

Join another conversation of The Salisha Show with your favorite host, Salisha Thomas. Today we are excited to have MiMi Scardulla in our show. MiMi is a performer originally from Louisiana. She has been seen Off-Broadway in Gigantic, We are the Tigers, and on Kristin Chenoweth's For the Girls.

31 mins
1/4/22
BHBL: Broadway playwright, DOUGLAS LYONS

BHBL: Broadway playwright, DOUGLAS LYONS

Douglas Lyons is a playwright, actor and more on Broadway. He writes with an unmatchable conviction and is trailblazing wherever he goes. He was an actor in Beautiful the Carole Ming Musical, Book of Mormon, and toured with Rent, Dreamgirls, and Book of Mormon.

40 mins
12/30/21
22: Raymond J Lee: A Backstage Conversation with a Working TV, Voiceover and Broadway Star

22: Raymond J Lee: A Backstage Conversation with a Working TV, Voiceover and Broadway Star

Join another conversation of The Salisha Show with your favorite host, Salisha Thomas. Today we are excited to have Raymond J. Lee on our show. Ray is an actor/singer who resides and works from New York City. He has appeared on Broadway, television, film, and voiceovers.

18 mins
12/28/21
BHBL: Kings Crowning: Darrell Spencer’s Journey to Empowering Black Hair

BHBL: Kings Crowning: Darrell Spencer’s Journey to Empowering Black Hair

Hey y’all, what’s up? In this video, we're diving into an incredible hair transformation journey with none other than Darrell Spencer! 🎉 Join me, Salisha Thomas, as I chat with Darrell, the inspiring founder of Kings Crowning, a black-owned hair care brand that's taking the world by storm.

36 mins
12/23/21
21: From West Side Story to the Broadway Stage with Jennifer Florentino

21: From West Side Story to the Broadway Stage with Jennifer Florentino

Join another conversation of The Salisha Show with your favorite host, Salisha Thomas. Jennifer Florentino joins me in this wonderful episode as we chat about Spielberg’s West Side Story. West Side Story is an American musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins.

28 mins
12/21/21
BHBL: Interview with Broadway's Amber Iman

BHBL: Interview with Broadway's Amber Iman

Amber Iman has solidified her place on the Broadway map not just because of starring in Soul Doctor and Shuffle Along, and not just for slaying in Hamilton as Peggy/Maria Reynolds, but because she's a trailblazer, fearlessly leading the way for Broadway activism and equality by being one of the founding members of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition.

50 mins
12/16/21
20: The Wonder Weirs: Big-Dreaming Broadway-Bound 8 Year Old Sisters

20: The Wonder Weirs: Big-Dreaming Broadway-Bound 8 Year Old Sisters

Join another conversation of The Salisha Show with your favorite host, Salisha Thomas. Mila Weir and Adrianna Weir, two sweet kids, join me in this exciting episode. They are actors, models, competitive dancers, and sisters.

17 mins
12/14/21
BHBL: Curl Secrets from Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaliegh Garris

BHBL: Curl Secrets from Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaliegh Garris

Hey y’all, what’s up? 🌟 In this video, I’m chatting with the amazing Miss Teen USA 2019, Kaliegh Garris, about her curl secrets! Ever wonder what it takes to maintain those gorgeous, natural curls? Kaliegh spills all the tea on her curl journey, from childhood to pageant queen and beyond.

50 mins
12/9/21
19: Backstage at the Britney Musical: An Entire Season with the Cast and Crew

19: Backstage at the Britney Musical: An Entire Season with the Cast and Crew

Season Two of The Salisha Show will be dedicated to Once Upon A One More Time, the Broadway musical inspired by the music of Britney Spears. Salisha is currently in rehearsals for that show and will welcome as her guest for each episode a cast or crew member from the anticipated musical!

11 mins
12/7/21
BHBL: Sabrina Victor’s Journey: From Pageants to Natural Hair Queen

BHBL: Sabrina Victor’s Journey: From Pageants to Natural Hair Queen

Hey y’all, what’s up? In this episode, I sit down with the fabulous Sabrina Victor to discuss her incredible journey from pageants to embracing her natural hair as a true queen! 🎉 Ever wonder what it takes to shine on stage and stay authentic?

41 mins
12/2/21
18: Trevor The Musical Producers Open Up About Life Behind The Musical

18: Trevor The Musical Producers Open Up About Life Behind The Musical

On today’s episode of The Salisha Show, host Salisha Thomas sits down with two of the producers of the new off-Broadway show Trevor the Musical: Josie Bray and John Ambrosino. John and Josie recall transitioning from artists to producers and how they became a business partnership in addition to lifelong friends.

39 mins
11/30/21
BHBL: The Public's Cullud Wattah

BHBL: The Public's Cullud Wattah

Showing now until December 12th at The Public theater in New York City, Cullud Wattah stars Alicia Pilgrim and Lauren F. Walker join host, Salisha Thomas on this week's episode of Black Hair in the Big Leagues. Get your tickets and see them live NOW!

36 mins
11/25/21
17: Friends, Leadership, and Broadway with Sara Sheperd and Sara King

17: Friends, Leadership, and Broadway with Sara Sheperd and Sara King

Sara Sheperd and Sara King were there. As two of the original cast members in the Broadway smash hit, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, they were both there the day Salisha made her broadway debut on that stage.

24 mins
11/23/21
BHBL: Inside Zuri Washington's Life: Hair, Broadway & Personal Growth 🎭

BHBL: Inside Zuri Washington's Life: Hair, Broadway & Personal Growth 🎭

Hey y’all, what’s up? Dive into "Inside Zuri Washington's Life: Hair, Broadway & Personal Growth 🎭" with your host, Salisha Thomas! In this episode, we chat with the fabulous Zuri Washington, straight out of graduating with a BFA.

53 mins
11/18/21
16: Allowing Yourself to Live Your Absolute Best Life w/ DeLaney Westfall

16: Allowing Yourself to Live Your Absolute Best Life w/ DeLaney Westfall

Of all the people who have ever been born, less than one percent have a natural talent for doing what they do more effectively and creatively than others. The other ninety-nine percent of the people either have to learn their habits from someone else or develop them through trial and error.

31 mins
11/16/21
BHBL: Celebrating A Broadway Debut with Nyla Watson

BHBL: Celebrating A Broadway Debut with Nyla Watson

Nyla Watson is a force of nature who just very recently BURST onto the Broadway scene in her favorite show: Waitress the Musical! Yes, Waitress is back on Broadway post-pandemic (okay, we are still sort of in this thing, aren't we?) and headlining is Sara Bareilles.

52 mins
11/11/21
15: Living As Your True Self and Getting It All Done with Gabrielle Elisabeth

15: Living As Your True Self and Getting It All Done with Gabrielle Elisabeth

It is very important to be yourself, especially in a world where everybody wants to be someone else. Being authentic to yourself involves three key facts- knowing yourself, being yourself, and sharing yourself. Once you know yourself, you will be unstoppable even in the face of adversity.

42 mins
11/9/21
BHBL: How to get the most defined curls with Bisserat Tseggai

BHBL: How to get the most defined curls with Bisserat Tseggai

Bisserat Tseggai is my ultimate Curl Crush. Listen to this powerful woman break it down on how to kick butt at life and look the bomb doing it. Follow her on IG @bisserat. Follow host, Salisha Thomas @salishathomas or read the blog at www.salishathomas.com.

39 mins
11/4/21
14: Learning To Ask For What You're Worth with Andrew Weiss

14: Learning To Ask For What You're Worth with Andrew Weiss

Sometimes when your gut tells you that something is what you need to be doing or is where you need to be going, it will not make sense to anybody else. It’s important to listen to your intuition, follow what your gut is telling you, and act on it.

36 mins
11/2/21
BHBL: DEON RELEFORD-LEE

BHBL: DEON RELEFORD-LEE

This week, Black Hair in the Big Leagues welcomes Deon Releford Lee to the show! Y'all, he is full of gems. Deon is an actor who can be seen on television, in commercials, and in theater in NYC. From the Beautiful the Carole King Musical on Tour, Deon knows how to sing from his soul.

41 mins
10/28/21
BHBL: Founder of INAHSI NATURALS: RHONDA MARSHALL

BHBL: Founder of INAHSI NATURALS: RHONDA MARSHALL

Rhonda Marshall, the CEO, and founder of Inahsi Naturals, Chemist, Educator, and overall QUEEN of healthy hair!

37 mins
10/21/21
13: Black Art Matters: Speaking Out Against Your Convictions with Chester Gregory

13: Black Art Matters: Speaking Out Against Your Convictions with Chester Gregory

We have the power to stand for what matters to us and others. But sometimes, it’s easy to stay quiet and not say anything even when we ought to. Everybody’s convictions are different, but you’ve got to stick with yours.

30 mins
10/19/21
BHBL: World Renowned Soprano: Julia Bullock

BHBL: World Renowned Soprano: Julia Bullock

Featured on today's episode, Salisha chats with classical performer who performed all over the world, artist resident at the Met at San Francisco Symphony, Grammy-nominated and has a heart for social activism, world-renowned soprano Julia Bullock.

49 mins
10/14/21
12: Don't Be Better: Be Different and Be Unforgettable

12: Don't Be Better: Be Different and Be Unforgettable

Nyla Watson is a dedicated actor, concert artist, voice coach, and competition singer in the New York City community. She is also the founder of Queen Nyla Studios, a progress-driven studio for those committed to being lifelong students and growing in their art.

45 mins
10/12/21
BHBL: DIAMOND ESSENCE WHITE

BHBL: DIAMOND ESSENCE WHITE

From the Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen, Diamond Essence White joins the Black Hair in the Big Leagues lineup. So down to earth and cool, Diamond talks about how her actor type has shifted during the pandemic.

43 mins
10/7/21
11: Finding Your Way Through The Eyes of God with Christian David

11: Finding Your Way Through The Eyes of God with Christian David

In this episode, our guest is Christian David. He is an award-winning gospel artist, musical theater actor, and playwright. Today, he will talk with us about his first ever experience in Broadway and New York.

37 mins
10/5/21
BHBL: Black Excellence with E. Clayton Cornelious

BHBL: Black Excellence with E. Clayton Cornelious

Featured on today’s episode, host Salisha chats with E. Clayton Cornelious who is a Pittsburgh native and a 22-year Broadway veteran. He recently received the, "Legacy Robe" for his role in the Broadway hit, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.

39 mins
9/30/21
10: How This New Mom Found The Answers To Life and Business

10: How This New Mom Found The Answers To Life and Business

In this episode, we have invited Tia DeShazor. She is an actor, producer, coach, writer, and co-founder of BOLD, a network for black women creatives. She actively creates change on the stage and develops new projects as a lyricist in the Advanced BMI- Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

42 mins
9/28/21
BHBL: MCKYNLEIGH ALDEN ABRAHAM

BHBL: MCKYNLEIGH ALDEN ABRAHAM

SHOW NOTES: Mckynleigh is a BREATHE OF FRESH AIR. Her presence, light, and joy light up a room. She's a talented actress, model, life coach, singer, and much more.

48 mins
9/23/21
09: Find Worthiness Within Yourself First So Your Work Shines

09: Find Worthiness Within Yourself First So Your Work Shines

Featured on today’s episode, host Salisha interviews Rachel Josefina and Susanne Puerschel. Rachel Josefina has a podcast called Mindset in the Making. She was on Susanne’s podcast and it was divine timing that they met each other and became business partners.

45 mins
9/21/21
BHBL: CHRISTIANI PITTS

BHBL: CHRISTIANI PITTS

SHOW NOTES: Christiani Pitts is an actress, singer, dancer and writer making her Broadway debut in A Bronx Tale, recently starring in King Kong on Broadway. Products used: Heat Free Hair (her pick for human hair), and Her Given Hair.

44 mins
9/16/21
08: How To Make Broadway Dreams Come True When The Sky's The Limit

08: How To Make Broadway Dreams Come True When The Sky's The Limit

Featured on today’s episode, host Salisha chats with E. Clayton Cornelious who is a Pittsburgh native and a 22-year Broadway veteran. He recently received the, "Legacy Robe" for his role in the Broadway hit, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.

34 mins
9/14/21
BHBL: Broadway Star LILLI COOPER Talks Curls

BHBL: Broadway Star LILLI COOPER Talks Curls

SHOW NOTES: Lilli is a tony nominated actress starring in Spring Awakening (OBC), Tootsie (OBC), Spongebob (OBC). She's in EVERYTHING off broadway and regional as well as on the big screen. She plays a recurring role in The Good Fight and amazes audiences everywhere she performs.

33 mins
9/9/21
07: Allow Space To Show Up Emotionally and Physically with Olivia Daniels

07: Allow Space To Show Up Emotionally and Physically with Olivia Daniels

Featured on today’s episode, Salisha interviews the founder of Artists in Residence, Olivia Daniels. Olivia Daniels is a Canadian performer, director, educator, and theatre artist.

24 mins
9/7/21
BHBL: KRYSTAL JOY BROWN

BHBL: KRYSTAL JOY BROWN

SHOW NOTES: Krystal is a singer, dancer, and actress taking leads left and right. She made her Broadway debut in Hair, starred in Big Fish and Rent as leads. She's appeared on television in person and as a cartoon voice actor, alongside many other off broadway productions.

55 mins
9/2/21
06: Claiming and Owning Your Identity with World-renowned Soprano Julia Bullock

06: Claiming and Owning Your Identity with World-renowned Soprano Julia Bullock

Featured on today's episode, Salisha chats with classical performer who performed all over the world, artist resident at the Met at San Francisco Symphony, Grammy-nominated and has a heart for social activism, world-renowned soprano Julia Bullock.

45 mins
8/31/21
BHHBL: TAYLOR IMAN JONES talks about Wigs

BHHBL: TAYLOR IMAN JONES talks about Wigs

SHOW NOTES: Taylor Iman Jones is a gorgeous actress, singer, dancer, and guitarist from the original cast of Head Over Heels, Scotland PA off broadway, and a tour of American Idiot. Right before the pandemic she was IN COSTUME for Peggy/Mariah in Hamilton in LA.

39 mins
8/26/21
05: Salisha Reunites with her Trevor The Musical Cast

05: Salisha Reunites with her Trevor The Musical Cast

Featured on today’s episode, Salisha chats with Isabel Kaegi, Eli Tokash (who played Trevor in the musical), Justin O'Brien and Jhardon DiShon Milton.

30 mins
8/24/21
BHBL: Ciara Alyse Harris: Queen Made of Light

BHBL: Ciara Alyse Harris: Queen Made of Light

Dear Evan Hansen's Ciara Alyse Harris joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues. Ciara is one of those freaks of natures that hop from College to the Big Stage. Yes, she's AMAZING. On the stage, but also, off the stage.

41 mins
8/19/21
04: The Seemingly Little Moments of Passion That Create Dreams with Dominic Grijalva

04: The Seemingly Little Moments of Passion That Create Dreams with Dominic Grijalva

Featured on today’s episode is a professional graphic designer turned singer and songwriter, Dominic Grijalva. He is working for a decade as the Chief Design Officer in an indie record label based in New York and Seattle.

29 mins
8/17/21
BHBL: Khalia Davis talks Black Hair and Taking Action

BHBL: Khalia Davis talks Black Hair and Taking Action

Artistic Director of Bay Area Children's Theater Khalia Davis joins this week's episode of Black Hair in the Big Leagues.

48 mins
8/12/21
03: How To Take Your Entrepreneurial Vision and Make It Real with Nikki Nash

03: How To Take Your Entrepreneurial Vision and Make It Real with Nikki Nash

Featured on today’s episode Salisha chats with Market your Genius author and podcast host, Nikki Nash. Nikki shares her journey of starting her own business where she tells people that they must have some blissful or naive optimism that it's going to work out.

39 mins
8/10/21
02: Living Your Confident Dreams On and Off Stage with Abby Mueller

02: Living Your Confident Dreams On and Off Stage with Abby Mueller

Featured on today’s episode Salisha chats with Broadway musical actor Abby Mueller. Abby stars as Jane Seymour in the blockbuster hit Six, the musical. Abby shares several choice moments when she had to perform sick and what goes through her mind to where she can relax and doesn't change the quality of her performance.

45 mins
8/10/21
01: Standing Up For The Truth with Karen Olivo

01: Standing Up For The Truth with Karen Olivo

Featured on today’s episode Salisha chats with Tony award winner, Karen Olivo. Karen tells about her take in an article where she said that being a domestic abuse survivor she is compelled to do something that it all just felt necessary for her to exist.

27 mins
8/10/21
BHBL: The Original Ladies of Beautiful on Bway Weigh In

BHBL: The Original Ladies of Beautiful on Bway Weigh In

Four of the Original gangstas from Beautiful The Carole King Musical on Broadway come together to take on this episode of Black Hair in the Big Leagues hosted by Salisha Thomas. Yasmeen Sulieman, Rashidra Scott, Gabrielle Reid, and Ashley Blanchet join this panel on all things hair.

1 h 17 mins
8/5/21
The Salisha Show is coming YOUR Way: Trailer

The Salisha Show is coming YOUR Way: Trailer

Are you ready for The Salisha Show? It's coming your way August 10, 2021 everywhere you listen to podcasts. Hosted by Broadway star Salisha Thomas, each episode brings you great conversations with great people.

1 min
7/29/21
BHBL: Textured Hair in Politics & Pageants w/ Cierra Jackson

BHBL: Textured Hair in Politics & Pageants w/ Cierra Jackson

Cierra Jackson is a political and Pageant Queen POWERHOUSE. When we recorded this episode in the winter of the Pandemic, she was Miss DC USA. Since then, she has officially become the longest reigning Miss DC USA in the history of the pageant.

42 mins
7/29/21
BHBL: Hamilton on Broadway and Tour: ERIN CLEMONS

BHBL: Hamilton on Broadway and Tour: ERIN CLEMONS

SHOW NOTES. Éponine in Les Misérables, Janelle Woods in Beautiful, Eliza in Hamilton. Wearing natural hair all the time makes hair inherently healthier. You can't wear it down/out everyday.

31 mins
7/22/21
BHBL: Tina on BWAY DESTINEE REA

BHBL: Tina on BWAY DESTINEE REA

Amelie. Book of Mormon. Hairspray. Tina on Broadway. Co Creator of BOLD. What is BOLD? -BOLD is a nonprofit that shoots to BUILD UP BLACK WOMEN IN THE PERFORMING ARTS FOR THE RESTORATION OF CULTURE. Broadway debut in Amelie was WILD for Destinee, but she thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

43 mins
7/15/21
BHBL: Mrs. Doubtfire on BROADWAY: LAQUET PRINGLE

BHBL: Mrs. Doubtfire on BROADWAY: LAQUET PRINGLE

Laquet Pringle is no stranger to the Broadway Industry. She is a dancer extraordinaire, a veteran, and an educator. In this episode, Laquet keeps it all the way real with her authentic, genuine self.

32 mins
7/8/21
BHBL: 4C Hair Journey: JASMIN RICHARDSON

BHBL: 4C Hair Journey: JASMIN RICHARDSON

Jasmine Richardson has starred in the US tour of The Bodyguard opposite of Deborah Cox, on Broadway in The Book of Mormon and Getting the Band Back Together, and regionally in Dreamgirls, Memphis, and so much more.

59 mins
7/1/21
BHBL: Interview with Todrick Hall

BHBL: Interview with Todrick Hall

Salisha Thomas sits down with the one and only Todrick Hall to discuss his journey to stardom, and of course, HAIR! Todrick is a choreographer, actor, dancer, singer, songwriter and director, who first became famous as a contestant on American Idol before going viral with his online Disney re-working videos.

57 mins
6/17/21
BHBL: Solo Recording Artist: DANIELLE

BHBL: Solo Recording Artist: DANIELLE

Danielle is a vocalist in theater and the music recording industry. She was in Beautiful on Tour, Memphis and countless other shows. Download Danielle's new hit single: PHOTOSHOP on all streaming platforms and follow her on IG @gimmesumm.

42 mins
6/10/21
BHBL: Alex Newell, Star of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

BHBL: Alex Newell, Star of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

From the hit TV show Glee and currently starring in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist on Hulu, Alex Newell is a force in every single room. Alex discusses advocating for oneself, starring on Broadway in Once On This Island, and gracefully explains a couple controversial topics.

43 mins
6/3/21
BHBL: Vanguard Theater Company: JANEECE FREEMAN CLARK

BHBL: Vanguard Theater Company: JANEECE FREEMAN CLARK

Janeece Freeman Clark is an actor, director, producer, and the founder of Vanguard Theater Company which educates the youth and also has a HUGE mentorship program matching up each student with an actor currently on Broadway.

44 mins
5/27/21
BHBL: Bonus Episode: "In the Heights" Exclusive Interviews!

BHBL: Bonus Episode: "In the Heights" Exclusive Interviews!

Our BPN Podcasters bring you exclusive interviews with cast and creatives from In the Heights, in theaters on June 11 2021. Watch the video version of this event here: https://youtu.be/py3YLSt8MSo. Interview 1: Daphne Rubin-Vega, interviewed by Salisha Thomas.

57 mins
5/21/21
BHBL: Caroline or Change BROADWAY: HARPER MILES

BHBL: Caroline or Change BROADWAY: HARPER MILES

She's a doula, a hair dresser, and a Broadway star. Harper Miles is down to earth and has many hidden talents. In this episode, Harpers breaks it down when it comes to Hair porosity, detangling, and finally reveals that YES, SHE BRAIDS HAIR!

50 mins
5/20/21
BHBL: Dance Captain of the Tina Turner Musical: LEANDRA GASTON

BHBL: Dance Captain of the Tina Turner Musical: LEANDRA GASTON

Down to Earth, real, and hilarious, Leandra Gaston graced the halls of Beautiful the Carole King Musical on Tour before becoming a full blown badass in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical understudy Adrienne Warren in the Title role.

53 mins
5/13/21
BHBL: Summer on Broadway's ANISSA FELIX

BHBL: Summer on Broadway's ANISSA FELIX

Anissa Show Notes: Made her Broadway debut in Motown. In Sunset Boulevard and Summer (The Donna Summer Musical) on Broadway. TV & FILM: Pose, The Deuce, The Good Fight, 2017 movie Detroit. Salisha’s Curl Crush. Currently in her apartment in Brooklyn, enjoying quarantine with her Fiancé.

44 mins
5/6/21
BHBL: Beautiful on Tour: ALEXIS TIDWELL

BHBL: Beautiful on Tour: ALEXIS TIDWELL

Black Hair in the Big Leagues features Alexis Tidwell this week from the National Tour of Beautiful the Carole King Musical. Y'all, she is a real one. Her self worth, self confidence, grace, ingenuity, comedic skills are all off the chain.

42 mins
4/29/21
BHBL: The INSPIRING AYANA MAJOR BEY

BHBL: The INSPIRING AYANA MAJOR BEY

From theater, film, commercial, and voiceover actress, Ayana Major Bey is an INSPIRATION. Black Hair in the Big Leagues was born in part due to Ayana's influence. Always on a grind, always leveling up, Ayana Major Bey cares for her curls like nobody's business, and this episode will make you feel like you are truly one of the girls!

55 mins
4/22/21
BHBL: Actor Comedian: RICK YOUNGER

BHBL: Actor Comedian: RICK YOUNGER

Broadway's Rick Younger was on hiatus from starring in Mean Girls as Mr. Duvall at the time of this recording due to the pandemic. Since this time, Mean Girls has announced its official closing on Broadway but Rick hasn't slowed down a bit!

46 mins
4/17/21
BHBL: Healthy Permed Hair w/ Broadways's BRITTANY NICHOLAS

BHBL: Healthy Permed Hair w/ Broadways's BRITTANY NICHOLAS

Brittany Nicholas hails from Meangirls on Broadway. She was also the dance captian for Matilda and Billy Elliott. Black Hair in the Big Leagues highlights a lot of Natural Hair sisters. But this episode is special because Brittany is holding down the fort for the girls out there perming their hair.

43 mins
4/15/21
BHBL: Founder of Claim our Space: MARLA LOU

BHBL: Founder of Claim our Space: MARLA LOU

From the Beautiful the Carole King Musical on Tour family, Marla Lou joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues! Marla is a true trailblazer, unapologetically going forth as her most authentic self. During this pandemic she founded Claim Our Space and is a VOICE and activist during a time that it's needed the most.

45 mins
4/8/21
BHBL: Dear Evan Hansen Star: Sammie Williams

BHBL: Dear Evan Hansen Star: Sammie Williams

Samantha "Sammie" Williams went straight from college to starring on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen. This superstar is sweet, hilarious, down to earth, and prior to the pandemic was slated to lead the Broadway Revival of Caroline or Change.

29 mins
4/1/21
BHBL: MISS AMERICA 2010: Caressa Cameron

BHBL: MISS AMERICA 2010: Caressa Cameron

We simply cannot celebrate Women's Month without uplifting my favorite Miss America: Caressa Cameron (now Jackson): Miss America 2010. Hailing from Virginia, Caressa is the first Black Miss Virginia (2009) who went on to become the 8th Black Miss America.

47 mins
3/25/21
BHBL: Bonus Episode Natasha Frater

BHBL: Bonus Episode Natasha Frater

Currently starring in Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse Letrec in Greenwich Village, Natasha Frater joins the Black Hair in the Big Leagues family. FINALLY, THEATER!!!! IT'S HAPPENING! Slowly but surely.

34 mins
3/20/21
BHBL: Vegan Mom of 4 Blogger: CHANTEA MCINTYRE

BHBL: Vegan Mom of 4 Blogger: CHANTEA MCINTYRE

Chantea McIntyre is a real life superhero and powerhouse. A mentor, a mother to four gorgeous children, blogger, influencer, and all around badass, Chantea is CONSTANTLY leveling up and challenging herself to get to the next level.

28 mins
3/18/21
BHBL: The Good Place: TIANA OKOYE

BHBL: The Good Place: TIANA OKOYE

Making her Broadway Debut in the Cher Show in NYC, this UCLA grad is no stranger to big stages including the Hollywood Bowl (Mamma Mia, A Chorus Line) and some of the yummiest Live musicals on TV including Hairspray Live and Grease Live.

47 mins
3/11/21
BHBL: Motown on Broadway: REBECCA COVINGTON WEBBER

BHBL: Motown on Broadway: REBECCA COVINGTON WEBBER

Please welcome to the stage, real life Broadway Royalty: Rebecca Covington Webber. Wife to Donald Webber (Hamilton), the Webbers just brought to Earth a brand new BABY!!

38 mins
3/4/21
BHBL: Black History Month Bonus EP: CHERYL MORROW

BHBL: Black History Month Bonus EP: CHERYL MORROW

Host Salisha discusses the science and technology of Black hair with Cheryl Morrow, CEO of the California Curl Company, and daughter of its founder, world-renowned, Willie Morrow. Willie Morrow is famous for coining "the blowout" era and is the inventor of the blow attachment comb for hair dryers.

45 mins
2/28/21
BHBL: SIMONE IMAANI: World Record for Largest Afro

BHBL: SIMONE IMAANI: World Record for Largest Afro

Simone Imaani (also, Simone Williams) has gone down in history for currently holding the Guinness Book of World Records for the LARGEST afro., with her afro measuring in at a whopping 4 feet and 10 inches in circumference!

42 mins
2/25/21
BHBL: Broadway's Ain't Too Proud Nasia Thomas

BHBL: Broadway's Ain't Too Proud Nasia Thomas

Salisha Thomas sits down with Nasia Thomas (no relation, by the way), where Nasia makes the poignant point that “our hair is not the problem” while discussing the issue of Black hair with our host.

36 mins
2/18/21
BHBL: From Meangirls and The Voice- Ashley De La Rosa

BHBL: From Meangirls and The Voice- Ashley De La Rosa

From The Voice, to the Beautiful tour to making history as the first Black Regina George in Meangirls on Broadway, to Beautiful on Broadway to Hamilton as 'And Peggy,' Ashley De La Rosa is a the most humble, kind, force of nature you've ever met.

44 mins
2/11/21
BHBL: Wicked on Broadway's First Black Glinda-Brittney Johnson

BHBL: Wicked on Broadway's First Black Glinda-Brittney Johnson

Broadway's Brittney Johnson is no stranger to making History. She first made history in Les Mis as the first black woman to play both Eponine and Fantine and the first woman to go on for both roles on the same day.

46 mins
2/4/21
BHBL: Jagged Little Pill's DEANNE STEWART

BHBL: Jagged Little Pill's DEANNE STEWART

Host Salisha talks with Deanne Stewart, who recently made her Broadway debut on the Alanis Morrissette-inspired rock musical, Jagged Little Pill,. They discuss being "conditioned to the European standards of beauty" and finding the beauty within their own natural hair while on Broadway.

46 mins
1/21/21
BHBL: Hailing from SIX the Musical: Britt Mack and Adrianna Hicks

BHBL: Hailing from SIX the Musical: Britt Mack and Adrianna Hicks

From the hit musical, SIX we got Brittney Mack and Adrianna Hicks. Truly, two anointed and blessed Queens hailing from the Chicago production of Six to Broadway who are slaying on and off the stage.

60 mins
1/7/21
BHBL: Beautiful the Carole King Musical-THE BOYS DRESSING ROOM

BHBL: Beautiful the Carole King Musical-THE BOYS DRESSING ROOM

Is it hot in here? Or is it this boy gang! Paris Nix (Hamilton), Noah Ricketts (Frozen), Josh Dawson (Cyrano, Beautiful), Jay McKenzie (Beautiful), and Dashaun Young (The Lion King, Motown, Beautiful) are heating up this episode with truth, facts, and all the tea!

1 h 16 mins
12/31/20
BHBL: Recording Artist and Broadway Star, Patrice Covington

BHBL: Recording Artist and Broadway Star, Patrice Covington

Patrice Covington just dropped a hit single 'My Favorite Things' available now anywhere you can stream music. She has sung back up for Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, and Stevie Wonder. She was in the original Broadway cast of The Color Purple and can SING.

37 mins
12/24/20
BHBL: Beautiful the Carole King Musical: Ladies Edition

BHBL: Beautiful the Carole King Musical: Ladies Edition

This episode features Kris Roberts (Little Shop of Horrors), TyNia Brandon (Lion King), Gabrielle Elisabeth (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Kerissa Arrington Jessie (Sister Act), Rosharra Francis (EP "I'm the Girl) and is hosted by Salisha Thomas.

56 mins
12/17/20
BHBL: Interview with Broadway's Britney Coleman

BHBL: Interview with Broadway's Britney Coleman

Voted one of the Top 10 Sexiest Women on Broadway, Britney has been in Beautiful, Sunset Blvd, Tootsie, and most recently Company on Broadway that was days away from opening right before the Bway shutdown earlier this year.

46 mins
12/3/20
BHBL: Dear Evan Hansen's Kristolyn Lloyd PART 2

BHBL: Dear Evan Hansen's Kristolyn Lloyd PART 2

Welcome back to the second part of the episode with Kristolyn Lloyd. She talks about what she does for headshots when her hair is always changing and dealing with Alopecia. She is lovable and perfect. And you should follow her: Kristolyn Lloyd IG @kristolynlloyd.

28 mins
11/26/20
BHBL: Dear Evan Hansen’s Kristolyn Lloyd PART 1

BHBL: Dear Evan Hansen’s Kristolyn Lloyd PART 1

Kristolyn Lloyd originated and starred in Dear Evan Hansen as Alana Beck. In this episode she tells me about her iconic twists and how it’s been working with many creative teams that don’t understand her hair. She’s classy, down to earth, empowered, everything I want to be when I grow up.

32 mins
11/26/20
BHBL: A Thanksgiving Pause with Salisha

BHBL: A Thanksgiving Pause with Salisha

Hey You All. I thought I'd take a few minutes to share a few thoughts and some gratitude. So grateful for my listeners on here. Happy Thanksgiving. Always always feel free to shoot me a DM on Instagram @salishathomas if there's anything you'd like to share with me or if there's something you'd like for me to bring up on an episode.

11 mins
11/26/20
BHBL: Introducing Tina On Broadway's Geo Brian Hennings

BHBL: Introducing Tina On Broadway's Geo Brian Hennings

Geo is one of the very few Black Hair and Makeup supervisors on Broadway. He is currently the supervisor at Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and was Idina Menzel's personal hair and makeup stylist during her world tour.

1 h 5 mins
11/19/20
BHBL: Interview with Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst

BHBL: Interview with Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst

Host, Salisha Thomas sits down with the reigning Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst days before she crowns the next Miss USA on November 9th. In addition to being a national title holder in one of the world's most renowned pageants, she is also a lawyer, correspondent for Extra TV, and runs a Fashion Blog for the working woman called White Collar Glam.

36 mins
11/5/20
BHBL: Jessie Hooker Bailey, Waitress on Broadway

BHBL: Jessie Hooker Bailey, Waitress on Broadway

Salisha Thomas sits down with the energetic, fun-loving Jessie Hooker Bailey (Waitress, Beautiful) and they are diving into Hair Journey. Jessie describes not even knowing where to begin with her hair, to experimenting, to ultimately becoming a natural hair bride.

44 mins
10/29/20
BHBL: Interview with Joanna Jones, Broadway's Hamilton

BHBL: Interview with Joanna Jones, Broadway's Hamilton

Salisha Thomas sits down with Broadway's Joanna Jones. Joanna made her Broadway debut in Hamilton as Peggy/Maria Reynolds and is slated to open the Los Angeles touring company of Hamilton as Eliza. Follow Joanna Jones on IG @joannaalexisjones.

35 mins
10/22/20
BHBL: Interview with Aisha Jackson, Broadway's Frozen

BHBL: Interview with Aisha Jackson, Broadway's Frozen

Host, Salisha Thomas welcomes Broadway's Aisha Jackson as her first guest on Black Hair in the Big Leagues! Aisha's Broadway credits include Beautiful the Carole King Musical, Waitress (OBC), Frozen (standby as the first and only Black Anna on Broadway), and is slated to star in The Britney Spears Musical One More Time upon Broadway's return.

41 mins
10/22/20
BHBL: Welcome to the RevHairution! Introducing Black Hair in the Big Leagues

BHBL: Welcome to the RevHairution! Introducing Black Hair in the Big Leagues

Welcome to Black Hair in the Big Leagues Podcast! Blogger, Broadway actress, and former Miss California, Salisha Thomas, the host introduces herself and shares why she's excited about this podcast. Follow her blog at www.salishathomas.com.

7 mins
10/22/20

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