STAGE VIEWS: Cinderella Star Nathan Lucrezio
By Andrew Gans
October 12, 2013
Playbill.com'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 actor Nathan Lucrezio, who currently stars as the Giant and in the ensemble of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre.
What show recently impressed you?
Yes, I know I'm currently in it, but definitely Cinderella. When I was asked to come in as a replacement, I was able to see the show for two weeks straight, and every time I saw it, I found something new. The transformations, the costumes, the choreography, the talent ... It's magical. I also had a lot of friends in the show, and being able to see them perform every night made me so excited.
What production are you most excited to see?
Big Fish. I play the Giant in Cinderella, and I had to learn how to walk on stilts in two weeks. After doing it every night I'm loving it, and I hear there is a Giant in Big Fish, who is on stilts for the whole first act! What?! And does a little soft shoe of some kind. So, I really need to go and see it. Plus, I really enjoyed the movie. I'm anxious to see what it will be like on stage.
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
Ren in Footloose. It's such a fun show, and I feel like it's one of those roles that the lead guy gets the chance to really dance and sing his face off. Any show that would let me riff, I'm all for.
What are your current/upcoming projects?
I just released two music videos for my debut singles "Crazy Girl" and "Walk Out The Door"! The process started a little over a year ago when I had the opportunity to record with a couple producers. I have been writing for about seven years now and had always wanted to do a music video. So when the opportunity arose, I jumped. It's been an amazing process. "Walk Out The Door" is a haunting breakup story, and "Crazy Girl" is a great pop/dance track. I'm so proud that this is my first impression as an artist into the music business. Right after I filmed "Crazy Girl," I got the call to join Cinderella. Within one month I made my Broadway debut and recording artist debut. It's been a whirlwind, and I'm just so grateful to my friends and family for helping to make this a success.
"Crazy Girl" and "Walk Out The Door" are available on all digital music stores including iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and Spotify.