This week, we welcome My Fair Lady ensemblist Kaitlyn Frank to the Main Stem and learn about her journey to making her Broadway debut.
1. What is your name and hometown?
Kaitlyn Frank from Poughkeepsie, NY.
2. What is your role/track in your Broadway debut?
Ensemble in My Fair Lady!
3. How did you find out you had booked the part?
I got an appointment to come in for My Fair Lady. It was my first time going in for the show. The next day I got a call from my agent Eddie Rabon while I sitting at Dig Inn and thought, that’s weird. I wonder what he’s calling about? It hadn’t even crossed my mind that it could be news that I would be making my Broadway debut. I screamed “What!” I was totally shocked and overjoyed!
4. What's been the most surprising thing about preparing to perform the show?
One of the most surprising and delightful things about rehearsing as a replacement was how the company truly accepted and welcomed me into the fabric of the show- both on stage and off! The cast and crew went out of their way to make something new and wonderful with me on stage and were so welcoming of the change I could bring as a new piece of the puzzle. I felt very empowered to bring myself to the show and make it my own. I am truly so grateful for the support and love from everyone at the Vivian Beaumont!
5. What are you looking forward to most about your experience on Broadway?
Soaking in every second! It will be a short run for me at LCT because the show will close July 7. My goal is to truly be present through the entire experience and enjoy every minute of standing on that glorious stage. I am so grateful!