Lisa Nicole Wilkerson

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Once On This Island
“Lisa Nicole Wilkerson depicts the courageous Ti Moune. Her presence is lovely, and she adds dimension to this production in a memorable dance.”
NYTheatre.com

Abyssinia
“Lisa Nicole Wilkerson is sincere and dynamic as Lily, Abby’s friend.”
Connecticut Jewish Ledger

“Apart from Uzo Aduba’s one-note madwoman and Lisa Nicole Wilkerson’s good-bad girl, none of the performers perform in period.”
Theatermirror.com

The Lion King
“Perfect is a word that also describes Wilkerson’s performance as lioness Nala.”
St. Louis American

“Lisa Nicole Wilkerson shine[s] as the older…Nala.”
KFUO-FM radio (St. Louis)

“I was especially taken by…Lisa Nicole Wilkerson as Nala.”
KWMU radio (St. Louis)

“There is, in fact, talent to burn in this cast. …Lisa Nicole Wilkerson is a sympathetic Nala.”
KDHX radio (St. Louis)

“All the performers are satisfying. They include…Lisa Nicole Wilkerson as the courageous, beautiful lioness Nala.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (largest area newspaper) and StL Today.com

“Lisa Nicole Wilkerson as the adult Nala [is] also quite good.”
West End Word (St. Louis)

“Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, as the courageous feline Nala, sings a moving ‘Shadowland.’”
LouisvilleScene.com (Louisville, KY)

“Alan Mingo as the grown Simba and Lisa Nicole Wilkerson as the mature Nala are terrific in ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight?’”
LEOweekly.com (Louisville, KY)

“Lisa Nicole Wilkerson’s Nala has admirable voice and presence.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

“Lisa Nicole Wilkerson [is] a bold Nala.”
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI)

“Also doing fine work…[is the] elegant Lisa Nicole Wilkerson as the adult Nala.”
Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN)
Create Your Life - Kevin
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson on Create Your Life!
As a recent guest on Kevin Y. Brown's Create Your Life Series radio show and podcast, Lisa shared her story and some of the tools she's used to obtain success in her life, in hopes of inspiring others to turn their dreams into reality. Take a listen:





The Artists Forum
In addition to her role as The Artists Forum TV host, Lisa writes reviews of local arts presentations for The Artists Forum Magazine online. Here's her review of The Classical Theater of Harlem's The First Noel musical

www.TheArtistsForum.org



The Today Show - Kathie Lee & Hoda
Lisa appeared on the Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda modeling workout clothes in a segment entitled "How to update your favorite looks" in which Style Expert Lilliana Vazquez showed the ladies how to update your look without losing your signature style, and offered ways to freshen up your favorite look, from workout apparel to classic denim.



PlaybillVault.com
On Feb, 1, 2015, Lisa kicked of Black History Month as a featured panelist on Fox News Reporter Lisa Evers' Sunday morning talk show "Street Soldiers" on Hot97 FM radio. The topic was "Blacks in Entertainment: Making Big Moves, but Who's Really Calling the Shots & Controlling the Images?" Listen to the broadcast below:
www.soundcloud.com/lisa-evers-hot97/2-1-15-blacks-in-entertaiment


Broadwayworld.com
PlaybillVault.com
On Sunday, January 18, 2015, Broadway's Motown The Musical took it's final bow, but our cast certainly had a "Happy" trails. Check out BroadwayWorld.com's coverage of closing night video I put together of the cast, crew and management doing "The Lisa!" and enjoying some of our final moments together. #DoTheLisa:
www.broadwayworld.com


PlaybillVault.com
Lisa most recently performed in the hit Broadway show Motown The Musical, written and produced by the founder of Motown himself, Berry Gordy. It was the ‘American dream’ story of Gordy's rise to music mogul, and him launching and developing many music greats. Check out Lisa's updated profile on:
www.playbillvault.com


Trigger - exodus dance collective
Save the date! Lisa will be performing with xodus dance collective (xdc) in it's first-ever season at Here in lower Manhattan. The company will perform the new work by Karen Gayle entitled “Trigger: The Anatomy of a Riot.” For more information and tickets, visit www.here.org.

Lisa will be a teaching artist at the first annual OnBroadway Performing Arts Training Program, a three-week, conservatory-style summer camp for budding young artists. This education and mentoring program's goals are to teach students the principles of the performing arts and help them discover truth and meaning in what they do.

www.onbroadway-patp.com/our-staff/lisa-wilkerson


Long Island University Brooklyn Campus
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson will be the featured guest speaker and panel discussion participant at this year's Women's Panel Career Series at Long Island University in Brooklyn on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. She will speak to an audience of college students on developing and maintaining a career in the performing arts.



Evidence, A Dance Company
I had the distinct pleasure of attending the ninth annual fundraising gala for Evidence: A Dance Company. I'm pictured here with Evidence Founder and Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown and my friends and colleagues, Phumzile and Andrea Jones-Sojola.
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson Evidence, A Dance Company


Broadway Choreography Series
Sparked by the widespread devastation from Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent nor’easter, and named in honor of the 111 homes destroyed by an enormous blaze in Breezy Point, Queens, during the hurricane, Lisa and a close friend created an effort called Drive 111 to collect 111 Items of Warmth (primarily coats and blankets) in four days. With the huge support of New York's theater actors’ community, they surpassed their goal, and donated the collected items to the Cooperative Activity Center in Breezy Point, Queens.
Actors' Equity Association

Actors’ Equity Association requested I write a story about the warmth drive and published it on its website here:


Broadway Choreography Series

Lisa will be periodically teaching masterclasses at Broadway Dance Center as a part of their Broadway Choreography Series. The class will cover choreography from the critically acclaimed Broadway revival The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.
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