Which Role in a Broadway Revival Would You Most Like to Play?; Over 80 Actors Respond

By Andrew Gans
16 Jul 2013

Vy Higginsen and Knoelle Higginson

Vy Higginsen (Producer Mom) and Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson (Actress Daughter)
Vy: I am not a singer, so forget musicals. I would like to play the archetypal mom in Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson. I co-produced the original production of Joe Turner's Come and Gone on Broadway, and love the way August Wilson wrote about all the different colors and shades of Black people.


Ahmaya Knoelle: I would love to see a Black vs. Puerto Rican version of West Side Story with fabulous choreography and a soul twist to the arrangement of the music. I could play Maria — my voice range would be perfect, and I'd bring some new and different colors and shades to that role.