The upcoming production of Diana has just announced its lead actress, in fact. Set to play the Princess of Wales on the stage is rising star Jeanna de Waal. Opening up about her recent casting, set to begin in February of next year at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse, Jeanna admitted that she’s somewhat intimidated by the role, but couldn’t be more thrilled to have landed the prestigious titular role of Diana.

“To bring Diana to life onstage is obviously a huge privilege,” the musical theatre star said. “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.”

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