What show recently impressed you?
I recently saw Something Rotten! and fell in love with the soothsayer played by Brad Oscar. I enjoyed watching him make discoveries throughout. Pure genius! I also need to give a special wink out to the entire ensemble of Robert O'Hara's Bootycandy, which was so fresh, funny, original and honest.
What production are you most excited to see?
I am looking forward to seeing Fun Home. I truly enjoyed watching Sydney Lucas' performance at the Tonys. Although I knew very little about this show, I totally feel under its spell. The music, lyrics and interpretation was all perfectly matched. I know I'm in for a real treat.
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
This is a loaded question for me because so many of the roles that I have dreamed of playing were written by awarding-winning Black playwrights but unfortunately never made it to Broadway. That being said, I would love to revive Euripides' Medea as Medea or Berniece in August Wilson's Piano Lesson. I would also love to revive/diversify the musical Gypsy and play the role of Mama Rose. I always loved this role but never thought I could ever be considered for it because she is an actual historical figure, but now that we have Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton I believe that it's not so impossible. That's the real beauty of art.
What are your current/upcoming projects?
I'm currently playing the role of Nanna in Amazing Grace at The Nederlander Theatre. This is my Broadway debut, and it's so exciting to play a role that I based on my grandmother. I also recently filmed my first pilot, "Sneeky Pete." I'm such a theatre girl, so I felt a little like a fish out of water. The director told me to have more fun, so I took his advice and had a ball "cutting up." It's really rewarding working in an environment where the room is safe and you can let your guard down to play and explore freely. It's what I really love about acting, being uninhibited.