Alumna Takes her Talent to Broadway

By Sara Strickroot

Marisha Wallace ’07 is currently in the original Broadway company of the five-time Tony nominated musical Disney’s Aladdin. In the musical, Wallace plays the role of the fortune teller.

Prior to Disney’s Aladdin, Wallace was cast in the first national tour of the Tony Award winning musical, The Book of Mormon.

In addition to Wallace’s current role on Broadway, she will be staring in a new Broadway musical in March called, Something Rotten!

In Jan. 2015 you will be able to hear Marisha’s voice on the sequel to Disney’s Frozen, Frozen Fever.

“Once I realized that Broadway was attainable, I went on the long journey to getting there. Luckily, I am blessed enough to have had continuous work since college,” Wallace says. “I have worked on cruise ships, at theme parks, at dinner theaters, in regional theaters, tours, and now finally Broadway and a little bit of film and recording as well.”

In her spare time, she enjoys teaching masters classes on voice and acting in NYC.

Wallace credits her experience at ECU to large portion of her success. “I got a lot of the professional experience in college, which helped me transition fairly easily in the business,” she says.

During her time at ECU, Wallace majored in theater education. She was a member of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program and performed in countless ECU musicals.


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