Where are you from? Born in Japan, grew up in Coventry, RI.
Broadway credits: Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Shogun The Musical, Miss Saigon, Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, How To Succeed..., Funny Thing Happened...Forum, Chicago, Steel Pier, Kiss Me Kate, Thou Shalt Not, Thoroughly Modern Millie, All Shook Up, The Wedding Singer, Curtains, Spring Awakening, On A Clear Day..., Broadway Bound, School of Rock, Disaster!
How did you hear you’d booked your first Broadway show? After I left my first call for Jerome Robbins, which went from 10am - 5pm with a lunch break, my agent left me a message saying, "Do not take another job. You will be getting an offer."
What is your favorite event in the Broadway community? Broadway Softball League, and anything Tom Viola from BC/EFA does!
What’s something about Broadway that fascinates you? While in tech, you do not finish the show or run it without stopping before the first audience, yet we all pull together, focus and do it... Usually.
What, other than theatre, has inspired you recently? The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp. This organization was founded by Paul Newman over 25 years ago and is truly one of the most inspiring things I get to be a part of.
If I could have coffee with any living person, it would be… There are so many! Stro (Susan Stroman), Jo Senecal (Hole In The Wall) and I have, JK Rowling, Joe Montana, Derek Jeter.
If I could trade places with anybody for a day, I would choose… Barbra Streisand.
To be successful in this business, it takes…Tenacity, compassion, collaboration, patience.
Tell us a secret. I am really only 5’3".