Meet Broadway Wiz Bright Star, Rachel from Pennsylvania.
Rachel’s favorite performer is Alex Brightman, and she owns pointe shoes from An American In Paris!
On average, how many Broadway shows do you see a year?
Can’t even count it
How many local shows or community theater shows do you see a year?
Favorite Broadway show:
Fiddler on the Roof / Fun Home
All-time favorite performer:
Songs you like to belt in the shower:
“Defying Gravity” (who doesn’t?), “Opening Up”, “My House” from Matilda
Favorite piece of theater memorabilia you own:
Probably the pointe shoes from An American In Paris
Most memorable performance you’ve ever seen:
The second time I saw a Broadway show, Mamma Mia when I was in 1st grade. I was so intrigued and knew that’s what I wanted to do!
Best interaction you have had with another theater fan:
My friend from Brazil was seeing a show the same night I was stage dooring it, and we literally ran into each other! How often do you get to do that at a stage door, haha!
Why do you love theater?
For a short amount of time I’m someone else. I can leave the problems behind the curtain. Also, I love the rush of performing and sharing my talents!
Carole King in Beautiful, Christine in Phantom, Eliza in Hamilton, Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet, Lauren in Kinky Boots
Best stagedoor or backstage experience?
When I got to go backstage with Cori Wilson and Isabella Russo! It was so much fun!! Also, I loved meeting Bob Lenzi because he went to my school.
Favorite spots in NYC:
Sugarfish in the Flatiron district (Love!!), Kellogg’s, Amorino, Trattoria Trecolori
If you could sing a duet or perform a scene with any Broadway star, who would it be?
I would sing with Sierra Boggess or Lin-Manuel Miranda
Did you ever fangirl when you met an actor/performer?:
I usually am able to stay pretty calm! There was one time I saw Daveed Diggs on the street though and I was absolutely speechless haha!
Favorite thing about Broadway Wiz?
I love reading the articles, it helps me pick what shows to see!
What would your super power be?
Waking up Early/Staying up Late
Besides theater, what are some of your other passions or hobbies?
Chorus(does that count?), performance dance, bass