Interests: Theatre, Broadway, vocal performance, acting, opera, volunteering, camp, working with kids, legal advocacy, oil painting, and my bird Mozart (or buushagoo as he is more commonly known) =-)
Favorite musicals or plays?: Ahhhh so many...hmm Ok so let's see. Wicked, Rent, Last 5 Years, Les Miz, Phantom, Bare: A Pop Opera, Little Women, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Drowsy Chaperone, Aida, Avenue Q, Into the Woods, the Wild Party, Spelling Bee, Ragtime, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Batboy, Little Shop, Once Upon A Mattress, Pieces, Urinetown, and soon to be Pirate Queen!!!!
Favorite stage actors/actresses: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Dee, Sutton Foster, Hunter Foster, Stephanie J Block, Kerry Butler, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jenna Leigh, Bernadette Peters, Adam Pascal, Celia Keenan Bolger, Norbert Leo Butz
When did you discover the amazingness of Dee?: See, I feel like this story has been told a million times already....but! I shall tell it anyway. Ok so I used to be very much a "wicked brat" i suppose- as in, I was in love with Idina and Kristin, and I flew out to NYC just to see the two of them in their last performance together. And Wicked means so much to me, especially the character of Elphaba- So after I saw it, I was like, I can never see it again because it will never be the same, and I don't want to tarnish that memory, you know what I mean? It was such a perfect show(Ok, I know I must sound really lame, but...) About two years later, I as on my way home from somewhere on like, a thursday night, and I just decided to throw my name into the Wicked lottery (I live in Chicago, btw). And lo and behold, I won...and so I was like whatever I'll just go. In my playbill was a little slip of paper that said "Tonight's Elphaba will be performed by Dee Roscioli" and I was like- don't kill me!- "damn! I won't even get to see the actual star...how will this ever compare to Idina?" (I know, I'm rude...but please take the context into consideration!) But as soon as Dee finished the Wizard and I- damn, I was on my feet giving her a standing ovation. I think the people around me thought I was insane. I couldn't believe it- I mean, I read the book reliously (it's my favorite) and I just thought she was out of this world, definitely on par with Idina, and in some ways, better. So that's my story...I've met her a couple of times now, written letters- she's awesome. I just think she's a dynamite performer, you know? And she should definitely take over for Kristy Cates, without a doubt. I really want her to become the new face of Broadway too...but maybe that's a bit down the road =-)
Random fact!: Erm...I'm a pyschology and theatre double major, and one day I hope to integrate theatre expression in the field of child pyschology, because I always believed that going to and performing in theatre is really therapeutic for many reasons, you know?