STAGE VIEWS: Kinky Boots Star Cortney Wolfson

By Andrew Gans
March 15, 2014'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 Cortney Wolfson, who recently stepped into the role of Nicola in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

What show recently impressed you?
I recently saw the FITC (Friends in Theater Company) production of Once On This Island at the Lucille Lortel. It was such a special night — all of the proceeds went to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and this year alone, they granted six wishes. My boyfriend, director/choreographer Curtis Holbrook, put together an all-star cast, and the show was just beautiful. I can't wait to see what next year holds for FITC!

What production are you most excited to see?
I'll be at the opening of If/Then and cannot wait! I saw the show in D.C. and loved it, so that's sure to be a great night. I'm also dying to see All The Way. Bryan Cranston making his Broadway debut?!? It's like Christmas.

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
I'd love to play Queenie in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party. It's Off-Broadway life was so short — I'd love to see a production revived on Broadway... That cast album is still my favorite! I'd also love to play Belle in Beauty and the Beast. It closed on Broadway two months after I moved to NYC, and frankly, I just want to be a Disney Princess!

What are your current/upcoming projects?
I recently took over the role of Nicola in Kinky Boots on Broadway. It's a dream show with a dream cast, so that's keeping me very busy at the moment! I also just shot a musical episode for a new series called "IAN." It's produced by a company called Stage 17 — their roster includes original, scripted, and reality entertainment created by Broadway folk exclusively for the internet. Keep your eyes peeled for the series premiere in March!