Meet Broadway Wiz Bright Star, Rachel from Stone Ridge, NY.

One of Rachel’s dream roles is J. Pierpont Finch and she has been retweeted (twice!) by her dream duet partner, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

On average, how many Broadway shows do you see a year?
7

How many local shows or community theater shows do you see a year?
3

Favorite Broadway show:
Next to Normal

All-time favorite performer:
Alex Brightman

Songs you like to belt in the shower:
“When I Climb To The Top Of Mount Rock”/”No Good Deed”/”Superboy & The Invisible Girl”

Favorite piece of theater memorabilia you own:
Poster that I got from School of Rock for being a groupie/two signed playbills from School of Rock and Seminar.

Most memorable performance you’ve ever seen:
Patti LuPone in Gypsy, it was simply mind-blowing.

Best interaction you have had with another theater fan:
Far too many to count, I’m currently in three different chats where all we do is send photos/videos of different Broadway stars and it’s simply wonderful.

Why do you love theater?
It gives me two hours to forget my outside problems and just focus on the story/music in front of me, and the stories are always relatable. I love being able to see actors & actresses pursue their dreams onstage

Dream roles?
Elphaba from Wicked, Natalie from Next to Normal, Lafayette/Jefferson from Hamilton, Christine Daaé from Phantom, and J. Pierpont Finch from How to Succeed in Business (gender roles? Psh.)

Best stagedoor or backstage experience?
I actually only recently found out that doing the stagedoor was a thing, so I don’t have that many experiences BUT every time I’ve seen School of Rock everyone at the stagedoor has been so nice, especially that one night it was downpouring and everyone still took time with all the fans.