Tell us about a moment where you felt creatively fulfilled in the last year. I have felt creatively fulfilled all year. It was an exciting time putting together a brand new show with Casey Nicholaw and creating a classic musical comedy. Also, working on my show Baptized By Broadway was so creatively fulfilling. Creating new works and writing shows has become a renewed passion of mine.
Talk about a moment (any moment, not just this past year) where you felt successful. I felt truly successful performing at the Tony Awards again this year. Two times in a row rarely happens, and to have lighting strike twice proved that I was right where I'm supposed to be. It was great hanging with the casts of the shows and feeling truly part of the Broadway Family! Also, working on my show Baptized By Broadway was so creatively fulfilling. I did one-woman shows on cruise ships and to take it to the next level with Nick Burroughs and bring that excitement to NYC was definitely a mountaintop experience.
What is a career goal of yours for 2016? My career goals for 2016 are to keep creating new work and attacking more challenges. Understudying and performing the role of Bea in Something Rotten opened up a whole new world for me. I did something I never thought I could do, and now I want to explore more of the unknown. I worked on many promising projects this past year, and I am excited to see what will happen with them. I am also excited to keep working on my concerts and writing more shows for people to enjoy.
What fuels your creativity? I love making people feel something. Making them laugh, cry, gasp. To escape their daily lives for a couple hours and be a part of a world I helped create. It fuels me. I've always wanted to perform my whole life. And sometimes it is all consuming, but that is how I know it's my passion. Everything I do, I do because I love it. My husband always says to never forget that "you do it, because you love it."