By Andrew Gans
16 Jul 2013
I am a big Betty Buckley fan, and I remember seeing a short-lived Broadway show that she was in called Triumph of Love (also starring a stellar cast that included Susan Egan, Nancy Opel, and F. Murray Abraham). It was a true ensemble piece. It was a musical farce - and charming in every way. Christopher Sieber played the character of Agis in the show, and has some beautiful music to sing - so I'd love to have a stab at that. But, I wouldn't mind also hamming it up as Harlequin, which was originally played by the brilliant Roger Bart.
There are soooooo many roles that I would love to perform! I would love to play Aldonza again (I was fortunate to understudy and perform the role in the last Broadway revival) because she's so strong yet vulnerable and undergoes such a transformation. She's open and because of that, her soul is accessed and she is able to be enlightened. Being open, vulnerable, truthful and wearing your emotions on your sleeve is such a wonderful feeling, but her journey is more than just raw emotion. There's a deeper connection for her in finding and accepting her vulnerability that ultimately empowers her.