STAGE VIEWS: Kinky Boots Star Celina Carvajal

By Andrew Gans
April 13, 2013's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from singing actress Celina Carvajal, who recently returned to Broadway as Nicola in the new Harvey Fierstein-Cyndi Lauper musical Kinky Boots.

What show recently impressed you?
Now, I know it's not a Broadway show, but Jessie's Girl down at the Canal Room on Saturday nights starting at midnight [is] all 80's covers, and it's all fun, fun, fun! The band is insane and the singers are spot on. They dress the parts and hold absolutely nothing back for two full hours… It's totally worth the mob of people just to feel like you are living in oblivion!

What production are you most excited to see?
Sleep No More! I've heard time and time again that it is a must see, so I'm looking forward to finally experiencing it.

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
There are a few I would love, but these are the bees knees… Sweeney Todd playing Mrs. Lovett, Cats playing Grizabella… Tommy playing Mrs. Walker.

What are your current/upcoming projects?
Working on two solo albums with the amazing Desmond Child under my rock name. Also working on music videos for my band The Deafening to help promote our debut album entitled "Central Booking." We will be playing an upcoming gig at Arlene's Grocery on Wednesday, April 24 at 11 PM after two shows at Kinky Boots. I love performing and singing, so I'm thrilled to be able to do all of these projects at once. I'll sleep when I'm dead!

Read more about Celina Carvajal in the Playbill Vault.