Ever wonder about the routine of a Broadway actor on one of those grueling two-performance days? Leigh Zimmerman, currently starring as merry murderess Velma Kelly in the long-running revival of Chicago, offers Playbill.com readers an exclusive look at a recent day at the theatre.
Armed with a digital camera, Zimmerman snapped everything from morning rituals with daughter Cayleigh (who joined her at the theatre for the day) to between-show errands to after-show nightcap.
Here is a two-show day at Chicago with Leigh Zimmerman:
Zimmerman was an original company member of the 1996 revival of
Chicago, playing the role of Go-to-Hell Kitty. She starred as Velma in London’s West End in 2001 and 2009. Broadway credits include
The Will RogersFollies, Crazy for You and
…Forum. She has appeared on the West End in
Chicago, Contact, Seven Year Itch and
The Producers, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her performance as Ulla.