By Andrew Gans
17 Jul 2013
Donna Lynne Champlin
It's so funny, most of the ones I'd love to do have recently been done, and marvelously so. 110 in the Shade (Lizzy), Sunday in the Park (Dot), Merrily We Roll Along ...so I'll just say, my truest dream is that someone finally writes a musical based on "Muriel's Wedding" or "Bridget Jones" and casts me as Muriel or Bridget before I'm in a walker.
In a fantasy world I think it's about time we get Dreamgirls back on the boards starring me as Effie White. But more realistically, I just want to go back in time so I can fulfill my childhood dream of a lifetime in Les Miserables…I'll start out as Gavroche til I grow into Enjolras and naturally assume Javert when the grey starts to show. I used to sing the whole of "Javert's Suicide" on the high dive at the local pool before jumping off...I’m beginning to wonder if this may not be the sophisticated sort of answer you were looking for…