Natalie Kassanga biography Natalie Kassanga is a professional actress and singer from England, and she is best known as a musical theatre performer. A 10-year-old Natalie was first seen in the West End as Young Nala in The Lion King, a role she portrayed for about a year. Later, she joined Oliver! In its original cast as Fagin alongside the renowned Rowan Atkinson. For the first time, Natalie returned to the West End ever since she was a child, to pick up the lead role. She has been in the West End for about a decade. Her first work as the leading lady happened in Motown: The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre, where she portrayed the character of Diana Ross. Awards: Natalie was nominated for the Best Female Performer Award in the 8th annual Mousetrap Awards. Theatre: Credits include her role as Diana Ross in the West End’s Motown: The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre); Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre) where she is a part of the original West End cast and understudies Zoe Murphy and Alana Beck. She also plays Young Nala in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre). She is an original cast member of Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! At the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.