Where are you from? Los Angeles, CA
Broadway credits: If/Then, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How did you hear you’d booked your first Broadway show? I was playing Irene Molloy in a production of Hello, Dolly! at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY at the time. I was in my hotel room, and my agent and friend, Jed Abrahams, told me to sit down and broke the news. I couldn't believe it! It felt like such a huge hurdle to pass, and I was so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the community.
What is your favorite event in the Broadway community? Broadway in Bryant Park is my favorite event in the Broadway community for many reasons. It allows people to enjoy musical numbers from current shows while sitting in one of the best parks, it rings in the summer season, which completely opens up New York City and everything it has to offer, and it's a great time for the community to come together and bring their art to the masses.
What’s something about Broadway that fascinates you? I found last season to be extremely diverse, but as progressive as last season was, I am fascinated that we have such a long way to go.
What, other than theatre, has inspired you recently? I am in the home stretch of my pregnancy, so I have been extremely inspired by what it means to expand one's family while juggling the schedule of an artist. I have seen many of my friends handle parenthood with such grace, compassion, and unconditional love that it truly inspires me to be the best parent I can be.
If I could have coffee with any living person, it would be... Oprah! She's the closest I can get to Maya Angelou.
If I could trade places with anybody for a day, I would choose... Michelle Obama, because she's extraordinary and so beloved!
To be successful in this business, it takes... Passion, determination, a strong work ethic, and a good reputation.
Tell us a secret. Hmmmm... That's pretty tough. If anyone knows me, they know that I'm an extremely straightforward person. What you see is what you get! Ask me something!