Shahadi Wright Joseph
Singer, Actor, Dancer

Shahadi Wright Joseph is an American singer, actor and dancer who at age nine, made history as the youngest actor to play “Young Nala” in Disney’s THE LION KING on Broadway.

She began her career as a Fisher Price print model and started dance training with Purelements: An Evolution in Dance at age two. In Fall, 2015, Shahadi joined the original Broadway cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK playing the role of “Madison” and understudied the role of “Tomika” with performances recognized by the AUDELCO Theater Committee earning her the 2016 AUDELCO “RISING STAR” AWARD.

Her 12-month experience with SCHOOL OF ROCK also helped Shahadi discover her interest in mentoring young aspiring actors by facilitating musical theater workshops with A Class Act NY.

Shahadi’s pride in being a part of a TONY AWARD and FRED ASTAIRE AWARD nominated musical working with legendary composer, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber can only be tripled by joining the star-studded cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!