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Casey's Episodes: BC/EFA (#91), Broadway Sports (#98) & Broadway in Bryant Park (#99)
Where are you from? Ringwood, NJ - an hour outside the city.
Broadway credits: Bullets Over Broadway, Disaster! The Musical, Miss Saigon (2017)
How did you hear you’d booked your first Broadway show? In Port Authority Bus Terminal. I think thats appropriate, being that it connects Jersey (where I'm from) and New York (where I now live and work) in some meta "childhood dreams meets reality" kind of way. Except Port Authority isn't exactly dreamy. I freaked out in the lobby, and the people around me asked what the good news was. They shared my excitement, and it was a cool New York moment. It was surreal.
What is your favorite event in the Broadway community? Oh,there are so many, obviously, and so many fun and exciting events. I would say one of my favorites is Broadway Backwards. It's a fun opportunity to explore stories and moments we know and love from a different perspective. I know there are some female roles I would love to get a stab at, and I know some ladies who would love to play roles typically played by men. Gender-bending duets, same-sex dance partnering, what else can you ask for?!
What’s something about Broadway that fascinates you? Something that has fascinated me recently has actually been lighting design. It's so specific and intricate, and I never paid too much attention to it when I was younger, because I never understood the impact it can have on a theatrical experience. As I am starting to work more on Broadway with such amazing lighting designers, it blows my mind how it all works. When you look up from the stage, you see hundreds of lights placed in different locations and angles being moved around during a tech process to shade and focus the entire story, and you end up with a result that most people don't know took hours and weeks to perfect.
What, other than theatre, has inspired you recently? Not to get political, but this entire election has certainly inspired me to pay attention to politics and what I want to see the future of this country become. I am trying to force myself to learn about the things I am less knowledgable about, to understand what each side is fighting for, to create my own opinions, and then join the fight for the issues I feel are concerning and need changing. I think it has lit a fire under so many people and inspired the country as a whole to pay attention.
If I could have coffee with any living person, it would be... George R. R. Martin. I am a super nerd and a huge fan of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels that the TV show Game of Thrones is based on. I would just geek out and talk in detail about his stories all day.
If I could trade places with anybody for a day, I would choose... Beyoncé. She's fierce.
To be successful in this business, it takes... A calm yet unwavering determination and focus. A creative mind and thick skin. The right amount of luck and preparation.
Tell us a secret. I'm scared of the dark.