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The Ensemblist is an inside look at the experience of being a Broadway performer- from the first rehearsal through performing eight shows a week and beyond. Whether you’re an experienced theatre professional or a passionate fan, The Ensemblist will give you the opportunity to get to know new performers and the great work they do onstage, while also shedding light on some of the hidden innerworkings of the Broadway experience. Created and hosted by Mo Brady (The Addams Family, SMASH) and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), The Ensemblist is the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out. 

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5 Debut Questions - Mean Girls’ Tovi Wayne

Mo Brady

Today on the blog, we welcome Mean Girls ensemblist Tovi Wayne to Broadway and learn about his journey to the Mainstem.

Tovi Wayne

Tovi Wayne

1. What is your name and hometown?

My name is Toviel Wayne, but people call Tovi. I’m from Modesto, California. A small town in the Central Valley (aka Grape Valley). We are known for our good wine and almond orchards.


2. What is your role/track in your Broadway debut?

I have joined the cast of Mean Girls as the new Vacation Swing. I am responsible for learning all seven male ensemble tracks.

3. How did you find out you had booked the part?

I found out I booked the job on Friday, February 8. I was taking contemporary at Steps on Broadway with the company Ten Hairy Legs. In the middle of class, I got the call from my lovely agent Sofia that I would be making my Broadway Debut. It still doesn’t feel real. I was dancing down the hallway of Steps in excitement and thrill.


4. What's been the most surprising thing about preparing to perform the show?

The most surprising thing about this process was on the morning of Saturday, March 16. I woke up to a phone call from our stage manager saying that I was going on three days earlier than anticipated. I jumped out of bed, made a pot of coffee and did my homework to get me ready to dance on Broadway. That was a surreal day.

5. What are you looking forward to most about your experience on Broadway?

I’m most excited for/what I look forward to about being on Broadway has to be the growth that I will achieve as an artist during this beautiful and humbling process. I’m excited to be challenged and always learn something new about what I love to do. Our growth as individuals is never ending and that’s why I love this business.

Tovi Wayne (right, backstage with Brendan Stimson at  Mean Girls )

Tovi Wayne (right, backstage with Brendan Stimson at Mean Girls)