Friend of the podcast Ricky Ubeda (On The Town) shares his feelings on leaving the Broadway company of Cats.
This weekend, I took my final bow as Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats. I'm sure you've heard, or can imagine, how hard doing this show is. Easily one of the hardest and most demanding things I've done in my lifetime. But bigger than that and what kept me going throughout my year, was that unexplainable relationship you create with the work. That through this thing, you are able to inspire and change lives by the thousands. That is a love like no other.
It has been unforgettable to be a part of a legacy, meet and work alongside some of the kookiest and colorful people I've ever met, and play a god damn cat that does an 8 min jazz solo on Broadway. I will be processing last night and this last year for a while, but I am certain that I have grown immensely as a human and artist because of it.