Is there anything the cast of the Orange Is the New Black can’t do? We’ve discovered that a good handful of these amazingly talented ladies have some pretty impressive musical chops from every genre from blues to jazz to trip hop.
If there’s a way for the inmates of Litchfield prison to do a musical episode of OINTB without our fave show jumping the shark, well, we won’t be mad! You gotta see what these ladies can do.
Pennsatucky can do trip hop.
Along with brother Kellin, Taryn Manning has been making music as part of the trip hop band Boomkat since 2003. The duo have released two albums of their signature electro-pop hip hop hybrid and have promised their fervent fan base more music in the future (whenever they can between Taryn’s acting projects). We’ll be patient, Pennsatucky.
Taystee can do blues.
Danielle Brooks has discussed working on a future album in an interview with The Breakfast Club and we can’t wait to hear it. The actress will get to show off her singing voice when she plays Sofia (the Oprah Winfrey role) opposite Jennifer Hudson in The Color Purple on Broadway later this year.
Norma can do punk.
Norma may be mute but Annie Golden’s been singing for years. First, headlining CBGB as lead singer of punk band The Shirts in the late ’70s then releasing a solo record “Hang Up the Phone” that was featured in John Hughes’ Sixteen Candles. She could have given Cyndi Lauper a run for her money, tbh.
Big Boo can do jazz.
Lea Delaria has been making music in the New York’s downtown scene for more than two decades. She has released four solo albums, including one of jazz interpretations of rock songs. I mean, mama can wail.
Crazy Eyes can do musical theatre.
Emmy winner Uzo Aduba may bring the drama on OINTB but the actress got her start doing musical theatre including a revival of Godspell on Broadway. K, we will bow down, bb.
Nicky can do duets with Edward Norton?
Whoa! It’s true, even, Natasha Lyonne can sing and she did so in Woody Allen’s unconventional movie musical Everybody Says I Love You where she sang a duet of “My Baby Just Cares for Me” with Edward Norton. Thank you, world.