It’s surprisingly ordinary watching Micaela Diamond, the 19-year-old who plays the Babe in The Cher Show, step into the extraordinary shoes of Cher. Like every other actor, she sits down to apply her foundation and mascara. Then she puts on Cher's signature locks and flashy costume, her demeanor shifts, and it becomes clear that the big-voiced belter is more than your average girl. Basking in the glow of her splashy Broadway debut, Diamond gives Playbill an inside look at how she prepares to bring young Cher to the Neil Simon Theatre eight times a week.
Flip through photo of the pre-show process below:
Photos: Getting Into Character with The Cher Show’s Micaela Diamond
The new musical about the award-winning entertainer and pop-culture icon opened December 3 at the Neil Simon Theatre after beginning preview performances November 1. Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond play different incarnations of Cher in the show that features her songs and a book by Tony-winning book writer Rick Elice. Directed by Jason Moore, The Cher Show features costumes by Cher's long-time collaborator designer Bob Mackie.