Podcast guest and recent Gypsy Robe recipient Catherine Ricafort shares her thoughts on being bestowed with the honor of winning the Robe.
"Receiving the Gypsy Robe for Miss Saigon was a moment I'll never forget. I have long dreamed of being on Broadway, but I never envisioned myself as someone who would get to have the gift of going from show to show. It was surreal to be surrounded by this talented cast, this legendary creative team, and storied gypsies from many other shows, celebrating my 7th Broadway show!"
"With each show, I grow up a little bit more, learn from many fabulous gypsies, find my way into a new family, and have a lot of fun. My favorite thing about working on Broadway is the sense of camaraderie and support backstage, and the ceremony is a perfect example of how tight-knit this community is!"
"Something special about this particular ceremony was that the robe was passed on to me by MaryAnn Hu, who received the robe for the recent revival of Sunday In the Park With George, but made her Broadway debut right on this same stage at the Broadway Theatre during the previous run of Miss Saigon."
"It's amazing how our theater world can be beautifully circular and connected. Also, many of the other gypsies who came to the ceremony were of Asian-American descent. All of them have represented in shows both unrelated to and channeling our heritage, which is an amazing accomplishment. They helped paved the way for actors like me to have great opportunities, and I'm proud to join them in the Gypsy Robe family!"