Keke Palmer will make history when she dons the glass slippers as the first African-American Cinderella in Broadway’s “Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” beginning Sept. 9.
Palmer, who has been acting since the age of 11, will make her professional stage debut in the role. The triple threat has been signed to both Atlantic Records and Interscope Records as a singer-songwriter, and also made history as the youngest talk show host ever with her daytime BET talk show “Just Keke,” which aired in the summer of 2014.
As EW notes, Palmer isn’t the first black Cinderella ever (thank Brandy for paving the way in a 1997 ABC TV movie), but she is the first on Broadway. Palmer is currently recurring on the second season of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”