Memphis

As a replacement in this hit I encountered almost all the Broadway rites of passage.

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Happiness

Memphis was a complete and utter joy when it came along and it continued to be a joy for the two years I was in it. I had just made my Broadway debut in Wicked a couple months before joining Memphis, so Memphis actually felt more like the climactic debut I had dreamed of. I joined just before it was time for Tony consideration and I got to ride the exciting wave of being nominated, performing and then winning the Tony for Best Musical in 2010.

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Home

Spending two years in this show really made Broadway feel like home. As an understudy for Gladys, Huey’s mother (they made me his sister the ONE time it happened) I got to play opposite Adam Pascal, who I’d all but idolized in my teen years when Rent was huge. I performed on the Tony Awards twice with Memphis which was virtually unheard of. Memphis was where the Broadway dream became a full reality, which began to free my mind up to dream some more. Memphis will always live in me.