THE BRONX — An 11-year-old Broadway star is using her talents to thank workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Layla Capers took on the role of Nala in “The Lion King” in November, and just four months later Broadway went dark as the coronavirus rocked New York City.
Now, Layla delights her neighbors every night with performances from the porch of her Bronx home.
“I started singing on the porch when Broadway was shut down. When I came home, I started to adapt to my new norm and that made me realize all of the hard work that all the doctors, nurses, all the health care workers and essential workers were doing. So I’m really doing this to thank them for all their hard work, love, compassion,” Capers said. “I’m also doing this to uplift all my neighbors and the people in my community.”
Cars have also been spotted lining up to drive by and watch her performance from a safe distance.