Meet The Actress Who’s Playing Princess Diana In The New Musical Of Her Life
Talk about a role of a lifetime.
Actress Jeanna de Waal is not only eager to play the role of Princess Diana, but in all honesty she admits she’s scared as hell. But Jeanna has previously appeared on Broadway in Kinky Boots and American Idiot, so she’s no amateur.
“To bring Diana to life onstage is obviously a huge privilege,” she said in a new promo. “I feel very daunted by the prospect, but I hope people who didn’t know about her and weren’t aware of her journey leave the theatre with an idea of what she did for the world. She made everyone feel special, from the highest person to the lowest-ranking person, and I think we want to celebrate her.”
The musical, Diana, will be set in 1981 — the year that Diana wed Prince Charles and first became a member of the Royal family. According to a synopsis, the story will go on to develop into the story of the late princess in her 20s, while exploring her relationship with Charles, as well as his affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles.
While little else is known about the play just yet, writer Joe DiPietro did tell Playbill that songs for the production include a showstopper called “A Girl In A Pretty Dress.”