Where are you from? Dallas
Broadway credits: On the Town, The King & I
How did you hear you’d booked your first Broadway show? Josh Bergasse hinted that I booked it while we were doing a little gig in Oklahoma! My agent called to deliver the news and was ecstatic!!!
What is your favorite event in the Broadway community? I’m still pretty new to Broadway community events. My favorite events are through BCEFA and DRA. There’s nothing greater than donating your time and talent for a great cause.
What’s something about Broadway that fascinates you? The drive and passion from all people involved in our industry is totally inspiring. Had a chat with Bartlett Sher, our director at TKAI, about how he liked working on musicals. He said he loves working with people in the Broadway community. We work extremely hard because we know if our product is a hit, it in turn means we (hopefully) get a year or two of work.
What, other than theatre, has inspired you recently? I had a scallop dish topped with shaved fois gras at Gramercy Tavern on New Years. It BLEW MY MIND.
If I could have coffee with any living person, it would be… Someone I could convince into being philanthropic towards the arts. I’m dedicated to enriching the world through dance. If there’s anything within my power to help the arts survive, I’m happy to help.
If I could trade places with anybody for a day, I would choose… Francis Jue. He’s such an inspirational figure to me. I learn so much just being around him. I’d love to know what goes on in his head.
To be successful in this business, it takes… Still figuring this out. I’m finding that it helps to always be kind and generous. Josh Bergasse once said at a Q&A that no one wants to work with a jerk. My colleagues that I most look up to are those who are continually working on their craft. Maintaining those skills that make you valuable to the business is an ongoing and important task.