American Masters

Baayork Lee on becoming a Broadway star at age 5

Special | 12m 24s  | Video has closed captioning.

On January 17, 2001, actress and dancer Baayork Lee discussed landing her first role on Broadway at age 5, working with Richard Rodgers and other Broadway greats, and her passion for choreography. Interview conducted for "American Masters: Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds" (2001), directed by Roger Sherman.

Aired: 05/25/22

Rating: NR

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