Today on our blog, we welcome Kinky Boots's newest ensemblist, Julia McLellan, to Broadway and learn about her journey to the Great White Way:
1. What is your name and hometown?
Julia McLellan. Bass River, Nova Scotia, Canada.
2. What is your role/track in your Broadway debut?
Swing in Kinky Boots
3. How did you find out you had booked the part?
My history with Kinky Boots has been a long one, involving a couple different companies. I was a part of the Toronto production of the show in 2015 and joined the 1st National Tour in 2016. After heading home to Canada for a few months, I got the call that I was joining the Broadway company on Christmas Day. It’s one of those shows that is never boring, always fulfilling and such a blast, so I was over joyed that my time in the Price & Son factory wasn’t over!
4. What's been the most surprising thing about preparing to perform the show?
I think the most surprising thing about preparing to join the Broadway company has been the absolute pleasure of getting to see the show with so many original cast members in it. The show has so much history and it’s been really special to watch it through the eyes and hearts of some of the people who created these roles.
5. What are you looking forward to most about your experience on Broadway?
I’m incredibly excited to be here in New York making my Broadway debut. I think I’m most excited for all the unparalleled resources this city has for our craft. I’m excited to learn from the beautiful artists in my company, as well as taking classes, being a part of rehearsals and immersing myself in the Broadway community.