Today on our blog, we welcome My Fair Ladys newest ensemblist, Lauren Sprague, to Broadway and learn about her journey to the Main Stem.
1. What is your name and hometown?
Lauren Sprague — Cincinnati, OH!
2. What is your role/track in your Broadway debut?
I am joining the Ensemble in My Fair Lady!
3. How did you find out you had booked the part?
I had gone in the previous morning and hadn’t heard anything till the next evening around 5 PM. I had an email from my agent that said “give me a call when you get a chance”. So I called her back and she said those five words you always hope to hear— “I have some good news!”. Then she told me that I booked My Fair Lady on Broadway! The craziest coincidence was that my husband and I had purchased tickets weeks before to see My Fair Lady that night without a clue that it would be the same day I would find out I would be joining the company! It was a really special night to say the least.
4. What's been the most surprising thing about preparing to perform the show?
The My Fair Lady dance captain/swing, music and stage management team are incredible—it was surprising how quickly they were able to get me up to speed and ready to be put into the show.
5. What are you looking forward to most about your experience on Broadway?
I cannot wait to share it with all the people who have supported me to get to this moment. It’s such a team effort and to get to celebrate the victory with my family, friends and teachers is incredible. Not to mention going to work at Lincoln Center every day. I am definitely pinching myself.