By Matthew Blank
20 May 2014
Past roles include Lisa (Dog Days, Montclair Peak Performances); Amy (Where’s Charley?, Encores!); Cunegonde (Candide, NYCO); Lili (Carnival, Goodspeed); Clara (The Light in the Piazza, Weston Playhouse) and Olive (Spelling Bee national tour).
She is co-founder of the music theatre company The Coterie and lead singer for the band Sky-Pony.
|Full given name:||Lauren Worsham|
|Where you were born/where you were raised:||Austin, TX, born and raised|
|What your parents did/do for a living:||College real estate for UT students|
|Siblings:||One older brother, Parker Worsham (www.parkerainsworth.com)|
|Current Audition Song:||"The Beauty Is" from The Light in the Piazza|
|Special skills:||I can stick my tongue in my nose|
|Something you're REALLY bad at:||Sports or catching any sort of flying object that's hurtling towards my face|
|Did you have any particular mentors or inspirations when first starting out?||My mother always loved musicals and introduced me to them. My high school choir teacher Ms. Couch convinced me that I could sing soprano. My voice teacher of 8 years Virginia Grasso has been helping me grow my voice steadily. And my former boss and New York Mom, Ruth Hendel, showed me how much work goes into mounting a Broadway production from behind the stage.|
|First Broadway show you ever saw:||Big|
|If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be?||Ethel Merman in Gypsy|
|Current or recent show other than your own you have been recommending to friends:||I haven't had a chance to see anything! But I know that I would want to see A Raisin in the Sun.|
|Favorite showtune(s) of all time:||"If I Loved You" from Carousel|
|Favorite musicals of all time:||Gypsy, The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific|
|Broadway or screen stars of the past or present you would most love to perform with:||Beverly Sills, Ethel Merman, Gene Kelly|
|You personal vocal idols:||June Anderson, Laura Benanti and Camille|
|The one performance Ė attended - that you will never forget:||Meryl Streep in Mother Courage|
|Music that makes you cry, any genre:||Any time a soprano sustains an effortless high note|
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