During the month of January, I performed as Summer (the band manager), Katie (the bass lead), Shonelle (the backup singer) and Madison (one of the roadies). It's so much fun covering so many roles. When I get to the theatre, I never know who I might be playing! Thanks to everyone who came to see us!
Once a year, Broadway swings are recognized for their vital contributions to the business. School of Rock has some of the best swings on Broadway. I am so proud to work alongside them every day. While all Broadway swings must be versatile and have an excellent memory, our show presents us with some unique challenges. There is a tremendous amount of dance choreography for each role as well as blocking that includes moving desks, props and walls -- and an open pit! Swings are ready to go on at a moment's notice. I cover six different roles in the show including Summer (with solo songs) and Katie (the lead bass player). We work together as a company to be sure that the show ALWAYS goes on! Here's a great photo of all of the School of Rock swings.
Top (L to R): Jason Kisare, Jesse Swimm, Lulu Lloyd, Patrick O'Neill Bottom (L to R): Ellie Kim, Luke Bonenfant and me!
In addition to my work at School of Rock, I also audition for (and sometimes book) the coolest jobs. Here I am at one of my favorite places ... Avatar Studios ... where I record musical audio books for some of their clients and other projects. I can't wait until the next one.
One of my favorite things to do (when I have some time) is to see other Broadway shows. I think all actors on Broadway enjoy that. In January, Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, Dear Evan Hansen) came to our show!
It was great to meet him afterward. Thanks Ben!
I love getting new headshots. You can see all of my photos here - even those from when I was little! Here's is one of my new ones ... with glasses! Special thanks to David and Lena Kaptein for a great shoot. I loved working with both of you!
I performed in a staged reading of a brilliant new musical in development at The New Victory Theatre, NYC.
In a fairy tale world where everything is grey, the town Wizard accidently invents Blue, with unexpected consequesnces. Four-time Richard Gerle and two-time Tony nominee John Carrafa bring to life the book by Arnold Lobel, author of beloved Frod and Toad series, in a new musical about the joys of exploration and discovery.
I play Iris in this show, written by the amazing Andrew Gerle and directed by John Carrafa. I love seeing a new show come to life and I'm honored to play a part in taking it on its journey! Learn more about the Great Blueness here.