Today on our blog, we welcome Hamilton’s newest ensemblist, Sabrina Imamura, to Broadway and learn about her journey to the Great White Way.
1. What's your name and hometown?
My name is Sabrina Imamura, and I’m from Plymouth, Michigan.
2. What is your role/track in your Broadway debut?
I play Woman 1 in the female ensemble of Hamilton: An American Musical.
3. How did you find out you had booked the part?
My agent had sent me an email asking if I would be interested/available for a couple of months and I replied yes. A few weeks later, he called me and said, “Guess who will be making their Broadway debut in Hamilton?!” It was a pretty exciting moment. I had a smile plastered on my face the entire day.
4. What's been the most surprising thing about preparing to perform the show?
I was in the First National Tour of Hamilton for about a year and a half, so getting into rehearsal wasn’t too bad. I am performing the same track that I did on tour. There were definitely moments where my brain had to take a minute to relearn certain things, but it came back to me pretty quickly.
I was honestly very surprised that I was so nervous my first week of performing. I have done the show so many times, but it felt so new and fresh on my body and mind. It was quite reinvigorating and it totally renewed my love of performing in this show.
5. What are you looking forward to most about your experience on Broadway?
Being on Broadway was a dream I never realized would be possible until I got the call from my agent. I am loving every minute on stage, and I’m really enjoying my time with the cast. They are such an amazing, talented group of individuals, and I feel very blessed to share the stage with them.