Meet Broadway Wiz Bright Star, Sammi from Manila, Philippines.
Sammi’s favorite performer is Lesli Margherita, and she was lucky enough to snapchat with Alex Brightman at the School of Rock stage door!
On average, how many Broadway shows do you see a year?
I’ve only been to NYC once, but I saw 4 shows
How many local shows or community theater shows do you see a year?
Favorite Broadway show:
13 The Musical
All-time favorite performer:
Songs you like to belt in the shower:
“Satisfied,” “What it Means to Be A Friend,” “Summer in Ohio,” “Revolting Children,” any School of Rock song
Favorite piece of theater memorabilia you own:
Signed playbills from Waitress, School of Rock, & Curious Incident
Most memorable performance you’ve ever seen:
Waitress the Musical
Best interaction you have had with another theater fan:
At Waitress stage door, my cousin and I met this guy from California who got Hamilton tickets for $300 and was gonna see it right after Waitress.
Why do you love theater?
As a performer myself, I love the thrill of being able to perform in different shows and playing different parts is always such a fun thing to do because I love creating my own character and just being able to experiment different roles.
Angelica Schuyler, Elphaba, Eponine, Ms. Mullins, Mrs. Wormwood, Summer Hathaway, Mimi
Best stagedoor or backstage experience?
At the stage door for School of Rock, I met Luca Padovan who plays Billy and I got to have a photo with him and we talked about Hamilton for about 5 minutes and I also got to talk to Alex Brightman and I put him on my snapchat story.
Favorite spots in NYC:
Highline, Times Square, Central Park, Broadway, Shake Shack, Bryant Park, MOMA, Rockefeller, Empire State.
If you could sing a duet or perform a scene with any Broadway star, who would it be?
I’d sing “Sun and Moon” with Joshua Colley
Did you ever fangirl when you met an actor/performer?:
I was at Broadway in Bryant Park but I had to leave right after Finding Neverland performed because I had a lunch and as I was going down the steps, I bumped into Laura Michelle Kelly and I just stared at her and I couldn’t say anything cause I was just so starstruck.
Favorite thing about Broadway Wiz?
Interviews with all the Broadway kids
What would your super power be?
Besides theater, what are some of your other passions or hobbies?
I love playing soccer, swimming, playing the ukulele, guitar, and piano. I also enjoy rapping & composing songs.
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