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Throughout Black Hair in the Big Leagues, host Salisha Thomas sits down with badass black women (and men) on Broadway and talks about all things hair. We are sharing secrets, swapping ideas, and talking about our individual experiences backstage, onstage and beyond. But that’s not all; there are women (and men!) who can speak on this topic in other industries as well and open the conversation about what it means to show up to work being black and “put together.”After every episode, you’ll have new ideas for your own tresses and leave feeling inspired and empowered no matter what color you are to stop fighting what makes you unique, to live your best life and to embrace yourself exactly the way you are.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

Black Hair in the Big Leagues Broadway Podcast Network

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Throughout Black Hair in the Big Leagues, host Salisha Thomas sits down with badass black women (and men) on Broadway and talks about all things hair. We are sharing secrets, swapping ideas, and talking about our individual experiences backstage, onstage and beyond. But that’s not all; there are women (and men!) who can speak on this topic in other industries as well and open the conversation about what it means to show up to work being black and “put together.”After every episode, you’ll have new ideas for your own tresses and leave feeling inspired and empowered no matter what color you are to stop fighting what makes you unique, to live your best life and to embrace yourself exactly the way you are.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    From Pageants to Broadway: Holli Conway's Inspiring Path

    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? Holli shares her inspiring journey from Miss Louisiana to Broadway star, her experiences in the original Broadway cast of Lempicka, and the magic of recording her first cast album. 

    We dive deep into her groundbreaking moments, including her natural hair journey and the impact of her pageant days on her Broadway career. Plus, get an inside look at the vibrant, family-like atmosphere at Lempicka, and hear about her upcoming rehearsals for Rafaela. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this candid and heartfelt conversation!

    Hit subscribe and come on the ride! Whether you're a Broadway enthusiast or just love a good success story, this one's for you! 🎉✨

    #NaturalHairProducts #PageantPreparation #MissLouisiana #PageantBoard #NorthwesternStateUniversity

    CHAPTERS:
    0:00 - Intro
    1:30 - How is Holly doing
    6:55 - Holly is a Pageant Girl
    11:59 - Holly’s Natural Hair Journey
    18:01 - The Power of Representation
    21:37 - Miss America Docuseries
    27:17 - Transitioning to Natural Hair
    32:19 - Where Does Your Confidence Come From
    38:57 - What Did You Do with All Your Miss Louisiana Stuff
    40:13 - Holly Conway - Outro
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    • 43 min
    Antoine L Smith: The Star Power Lighting Up Broadway Stages

    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.
    He originated the 1st National Tour of Cinderella, and was in the all black cast of Oklahoma in Denver
    Accomplished VO and commercial artist having done KFC, Pepsi, Nickelodeon, chilis, chase, square space, various video games, and so much more.
    Host, Salisha Thomas Weiss first met him at Black Excellence on Broadway at Chelsea Table and Stage. His performance and tribute to Chuck Cooper was ground shaking. 
    He has a presence. He has a gift. Please welcome, ANTOINE L SMITH!

    Follow Antoine on IG @antoinelsmith32
    Follow Host Salisha Thomas Weiss on IG @thesalishashow!
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    • 43 min
    Sunday Best's Latice Crawford Speaks Life

    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. She rose to fame as a contestant on the second season of BET's gospel singing competition, "Sunday Best," where she showcased her exceptional talent. Since then, Latice has continued to captivate audiences with her music, blending gospel, R&B, and soul influences to create a unique sound. With her heartfelt lyrics and dynamic voice, Latice Crawford has established herself as a notable figure in the music industry.

    Follow Latice Crawford on IG @laticecrawford
    Follow Host, Salisha Thomas on IG @thesalishashow
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    • 46 min
    Jasmine Amy Rogers shines as BETTY BOOP and Beyond!

    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. When Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray and La Cage aux faux choreographer, and director Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots, and Pretty Woman) went on what felt like a world wide search for his Betty in the the new Betty Boop musical, he found this gorgeous starlette. Please welcome the star of Boop, JASMINE AMY ROGERS!

    Follow Jasmine on IG @jasmine_amy_r
    Follow Salisha on IG @thesalishashow
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    • 42 min
    Navigating Addiction with Author of Stash: Laura Cathcart Robbins

    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. Laura is a freelance writer, speaker, and host of The Only One In The Room podcast, a 2022 TEDx speaker, and an LA Moth StorySlam winner.

    Buy her book. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Stash/Laura-Cathcart-Robbins/9781668005347
    Follow her. @lauracathcartrobbins, www.lauracathcartrobbins.com
    More info on your host: @salishathomas, www.salishathomas.com
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Beacon of Confidence: Writer and Producer Stephanie Alexandria

    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! Stephanie sings, acts, has a great sense of humor and is a beacon of confidence. Follow her online @stephanie_alexandria
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Bearcat24444 ,

AMAZING!!

This show is SO INSIGHTFUL about topics you wouldn’t otherwise know about and I’m glad I came across it 🙌🏼
I HIGHLY recommend anyone interested in the behind the scenes Broadway world to definitely check it out!

Ava0419 ,

💜

Always your biggest fan! 💕

Love,

Alec

Adaumbelle ,

The best kind of weave!!

This podcast is everything! Salisha has the most unique ways of interviewing her guests. In talking about hair, Salisha weaves her way through a variety of topics, but always styles around hair! Definitely worth a listen!!

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