In the Diva Talk column that premieres Oct. 16, Clark and Sperling both spoke about their lengthy and rewarding friendship. When asked her favorite memory of working with Ted, Clark answered, "I have so many — it is really hard to pick just one. Any time I am singing onstage and see Ted conducting in the pit, I feel better. I have a good feeling in my gut — I know I am home. He has that effect on lots of people, not just me, but I would like to just put it out there and say, hey, I knew him when, and he has always made me feel better when he is in the rehearsal room or in the orchestra pit or onstage next to us. Sometimes, it is scary, he knows me so well, he already knows where I am going to breathe, and working on this show, we are finding when we sing together, we can anticipate all kinds of things like breaths, phrasing, etc. We are sort of mind-melded! Vulcan ancestry I guess."
To read Sperling's favorite memory of working with Clark, check out tomorrow's Diva Talk.