Lindsay Mendez, who received Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk award nominations for her performance as Rose Fenny in the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight, is the next actress to fly into Broadway's Wicked. Playbill Video caught up with the star.
Mendez, who will begin performances May 28 as Broadway's newest Elphaba — opposite her Dogfight co-star Derek Klena, who will be making his Broadway debut as Fiyero — talked about preparing to "Defy Gravity" in the long-running musical Wicked, directed by Joe Mantello, who also staged Dogfight.
Mendez, who was last seen on Broadway in the revival of Godspell at Circle in the Square, was also seen in Everyday Rapture, Grease, Off-Broadway's Dogfight and The Marvelous Wonderettes as well as the Ryan Scott Oliver song cycle 35mm.
Check out Playbill Video's interview with Mendez below:
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You