Video: Coloradans on Broadway: Aisha Jackson

All this week leading up to the Tony Awards, we are rolling out a daily video featuring a Colorado actor working on Broadway. No. 4: University of Northern Colorado alumna Aisha Jackson, who starred in the Arvada Center’s Memphis last year and followed that up by making her Broadway debut on Jan. 23 in the ensemble of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – at the tender age of 23.

Jackson talks about why Greeley was the perfect fit for her when she left her hometown of Atlanta for college, and shouts out several of the UNC faculty, including Ken Womble, Tom McNally, David Grapes and Shelly Gaza.

Beautiful visits the Buell Theatre in Denver as a national touring production from July 19-31, 2016. The show won two Tony Awards in 2014. The 2015 Tony Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, on CBS-4 in Denver.

Video and photos by John Moore.

2015 Tony Awards
Sunday, June 1
7 p.m., CBS-4 in Denver 

Our 2015 New York report (to date):
Video: Coloradans in New York: Actor Andy Kelso

Video: Coloradans in New York: Playwright Max Posner
Video: Coloradans on Broadway: Actor Rebecca Eichenberger
Video: Coloradans on Broadway to high-schoolers: ‘Be relentlessly yourself’
Lin-Manuel Miranda on the power of theatre to eliminate distance
Broadway: The British aren’t coming: They’re already here!
Colorado’s Annaleigh Ashford and Beth Malone both nominated for Tony Awards Broadway League dedicates New York conference to DCPA’s Randy Weeks
Idina Menzel will launch ‘If/Then’ national tour in Denver

Aisha Jackson from the set of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,' from the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway. Photo by John Moore. Aisha Jackson on the set of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway. Photo by John Moore.

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