Today on the blog, we welcome Mean Girls ensemblist Kevin Cosculluela to Broadway and learn about his journey to the Mainstem.
1. What is your name and hometown?
Kevin Cosculluela from Miami, Florida. 305 BABY
2. What is your role/track in your Broadway debut?
I play Shane Omen in Mean Girls on Broadway.
3. How did you find out you had booked the part?
Mine was an interesting experience. On the day of my final callback, the music director and casting director pulled me aside. The MD briefly asked me, if I were to get this, would I work hard on the music? My answer was an immediate, “YES!” but I was not sure that was the answer to the big question of “Did I book this?”
It wasn’t until later that my team, Lakey Wolff, called me, while I was on my way to teach dance at a studio in Jersey. I got that call on the bus (which was very awkward to start crying on a bus full of people), but I was just in shock it was happening.
4. What's been the most surprising thing about preparing to perform the show?
This is a very funny question for me to answer. For starters, this cast is amazing! Everyone is super helpful every step of the way and it made going into the show very easy. By the third show, I felt I had been there for quite some time already. All this being said, I’m not the best tapper, really not. I’m going give a shout out to Brendon Stimson, our dance captain. He was so helpful and nice about taking whatever time I needed to learn and grow in a genre I’m not familiar with, even if it was at the most inconvenient time to ask him to help me. He would drop everything he was doing to help me.
5. What are you looking forward to most about your experience on Broadway?
Growing, growing, growing! I absolutely do not want to settle ever. We are blessed to be able to wake up every day, for starters. The fact that I get to wake up and do what I love to do, every day, with people around me that are at such an insane caliber, in every aspect, is something I aspire to grow toward!