STAGE VIEWS: Evita Star Rachel Potter

By Andrew Gans
29 Sep 2012

Rachel Potter
Rachel Potter

Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from singing actress Rachel Potter, who is currently portraying the Mistress in the Broadway revival of Evita and will make her Birdland debut Oct. 28 at 6 PM; visit birdlandjazz.com.

What show recently impressed you?
Peter and the Starcatcher. Rick Elice's writing is so lovely, coupled with Roger Rees' brilliant direction. I found myself thinking, "How did they think of that?!" Imagination seems to be such a driving force in that play, I believe I may have left the theatre younger than when I arrived.

What production are you most excited to see?
Newsies! I love anything Disney, and I have been waiting patiently for them to adapt one of my all-time favorite childhood movies to the stage. Still haven't had a chance to go, though!

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
I'd love to revive Kate in [Andrew] Lippa's Wild Party, or Sally Bowles in Cabaret. "Life of the Party" and "Maybe This Time" are two of my favorite songs to sing, so doing them every night would be a dream come true!



What are your current/upcoming projects?
I put out a country album earlier this year, so in addition to being the Mistress in Evita every night, I've been doing concerts all over the city. I have an upcoming show at Birdland on Oct. 28 at 6 PM. Also, I'll be releasing my very first music video for the title track of my album "Live the Dream" very soon. So keep an eye out!

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Potter made her Broadway debut as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family following a tour with Stephen Schwartz's hit musical, Wicked. Read more about her in the Playbill Vault.