performer / writer / "madeline kahn's phantom limb" - jeremy yaddaw

PRESS

THEATER

CABARET: SECRET THEATRE, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY

  • "But the real highlight is Walker as Sally Bowles. [...] her execution of the eleven o'clock title number was a heart-stopping experience." - TheaterMania

  • "Walker is a strong, exciting presence as Sally. Her Wednesday Addams-esque characterization separates her from other Sallys I’ve seen, and she brings the right amount of humor, pathos, delusion, and vulnerability to the role [...] Her performance anchors the production." - Theatre Is Easy

  • "Natalie Walker gives us a tightly wound, intensely tragic Sally Bowles, thoroughly conceived and building to a wrenching performance of the title song at the climax of the show. [...] Sally’s half-crazed, hysterical (not in the funny sense) 'Cabaret' is one of the most seething musical-theater numbers I’ve seen in a long time, as she almost literally falls apart on the Kit Kat Club stage." - BlogCritics

BUZZ: SYNAPSE PRODUCTIONS/TOM AND SASHA'S LOFT, BROOKLYN, NY

  • "...the dinner scene, by far the most compelling part of the play – with Melanie (played by Natalie Walker, who had excellent comic timing) providing a fine inane counterpoint to her date Tom’s financial gobbledygook" - NY Theater Now

  • "The highlight of the evening is a deliciously painful double dinner date. Unlike our progressive protagonists, Dan and Melanie are clownish foils. Melanie (Natalie Walker) throws out awkward missed-the-point one-liners, and Dan (Gianmarco Soresi) channels his inner wall street jerk" - New York Theatre Review

 

MISCELLANEOUS TOMFOOLERY

THEATER GEEK: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Stagedoor tell-all in which I am the villain

  • "...it is the supporting characters who often steal the show, like the brilliant and intimidating Natalie Walker..." - TheaterMania (FUN FACT: in addition to being a "supporting character" in a book, I am also allegedly a real person)

  • "'He was my first Stagedoor hookup,' Natalie Walker (’05-’09) said of a former crush. 'It was very forbidden, because we were in Tommy, and I was the Acid Queen and he was Captain Walker.' Someone shushed them—there was a lecture in the next room. 'Stagedoor people don’t know quiet,' Walker said. Then everyone exchanged a round of hugs, as if it were the last day of camp." - The New Yorker

AN OPENTABLE REVIEW OF THE RESTAURANT WHERE I USED TO WORK AS A HOSTESS

  • "great food but greeter very judgemental[sic]"

TIME I WAS ACCIDENTALLY ON THE COVER OF TIME OUT NEW YORK???

 we will never know why

we will never know why