Today on our blog, we welcome Hamilton's newest ensemblist, Lexi Garcia, to Broadway and learn about her journey to the Great White Way:
1. What is your name and hometown?
Lexi Garcia/DeBary, Florida (I usually just say Orlando though because no one has ever heard of little ol’ DeBary )
2. What is your role/track in your Broadway debut?
W2!! Also known as “The Bar Wench”
3. How did you find out you had booked the part?
Funny story actually.. I had just joined the National Tour of Finding Neverland!! (My first equity gig, I was ECSTATIC! And for those who know me know just how much I truly love Peter Pan & Neverland!)
I flew to Louisville, Kentucky, learned the show in 2 days, and then that weekend received the magical Hamilton phone call.
Honestly I did not know what to do with myself. I think I happy cried for a solid two weeks.
I will forever be thanking my lucky stars that I had the opportunity to learn both of my dream shows.
I never got to break a wing for Neverland, but you can bet I blast the soundtrack in my apartment and put on a one-man show by myself!!!
4. What's been the most surprising thing about preparing to perform the show?
Hamilton is larger than life. This show touches so many different people on so many different levels I just want to always make sure that’s on the forefront of my performance/thought process.
Obviously the choreography is out of this world amazing, but it’s not about me and it’s not about “feeling good,” it’s about expressing every word and every idea SO CLEARLY that the audience doesn’t have any questions. You’ve got people sitting in their seats who have purchased those tickets over a year ago! I refuse to let them down due to an ego slip! So long story not-so short = the most surprising thing about getting ready for the show is the mental preparation!
5. What are you looking forward to most about your experience on Broadway?
The company is PHENOMENAL. Learning and growing and exploring and playing alongside of Broadway’s best totally sets my soul on FIRE. It’s terrifying and thrilling at the same time.