PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Chicago Star Leigh Zimmerman
Leigh Zimmerman, currently starring as merry murderess Velma Kelly in the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago, offers Playbill.com readers an exclusive look at a recent two-show day, from morning wakeup to final bows.
Happy Saturday! A two-show day in the middle of a five-show weekend. Morning, Pups! My daughter Cayleigh and I start the day the same way every day... feeding our hounds, Tappy and Buddha!
OK! Now on to the biggest priority... feeding the child! Saturday is popular in our house because sugar cereal is only allowed on Saturday. Today is Cinnamon Toast Crunch! She has to fuel up, because she comes into the theatre with me every Saturday!
Finally, my turn! TEA! Ten years in London finally converted me (except it is still herbal tea with lots of honey!).
My mom just returned from the summer in Italy, so it is full-octane Italian coffee for her! Amazingly delicious! I usually have one on Sunday morning to get through the rest of the weekend shows!
We do our morning Skype with my husband, Domenick, who is in Liverpool doing two concerts. We were Skyping during his private tour of John Lennon's childhood home. He arrives in NY tonight. And yes, he used to be a member of the rock group Foreigner!
Off to the theatre in "The Beast," our Hummer from Las Vegas. Wish they would have come out with a hybrid!
After almost 20 years on Broadway and in London's West End, I still feel the need to pose whenever possible...can't help myself!
See! More posing! Arriving at the Ambassador Theatre. This is the third home for Chicago. When we opened in 1996, we were at the Richard Rodgers Theatre and then we moved to the Shubert. (I've also played Velma in London.)
Speaking of posing! Our daughter poses next to my picture on the way into the theatre! I guess it's in the genes!
I am pretending to sign in, but Cayleigh always signs in for us on a two-show day!