A Day in the Life of The Lion King’s Adrienne Walker
For The Lion King’s Adrienne Walker, the day is about balancing productivity with the rest required to perform 8 times a week.
"Memorize. Steam. No Talking. Mask that face."
Each morning begins with steaming and tea. "Steaming is really effective because it helps loosen up the vocal cords”
Just before 11AM, Adrienne walker heads to her private pilates lesson, a workout routine she began shortly after beginning The Lion King.
“This is actually the first time I’ve stuck with a workout routine this long,” says Walker. “I remember walking in not knowing what to expect and I remember leaving feeling refreshed, like my blood was alive.”
After pilates, Walker grabs a quick, nutritious juice to keep her energy high.
Back at home, Walker cooks herself a healthy breakfast.
For the actress, maintaining the health required to work on Broadway begins with nutrition. “When you’re doing a show 8 times a week, you have to maintain it,” says the actor.
Following a shower and a voice check, Walker heads out for the afternoon. Packing a well-stocked bag is essential—she won’t return home until after the show ends, a little after 11 PM.
The first stop of the day is to the local bookstore to find a birthday gift for one of the child actors playing Young Simba.