PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Mamma Mia! Actress Halle Morse
13 Oct 2010
Ever wonder about the daily routine of a Broadway actor? How about the routine on one of those grueling two-performance days? Halle Morse, currently appearing as bridesmaid Lisa in the long-running hit musical Mamma Mia!, offers Playbill.com readers an exclusive look at a recent day at the office.
Armed with a digital camera on a particularly busy Sunday, Morse snapped everything from morning routine to pre-performance rituals to between-show activities to the final curtain call.
10 AM. First thing's first. Good morning, coffee. Good morning, Patti!
Photo by Halle Morse
Ohio native Morse is making her Broadway debut in this production. Other theatrical credits include Little Inez in Hairspray (Sacramento Music Circus), Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly! (MUNY), West Side Story (Porthouse Theatre), Reefer Madness (Beck Center) and Carmen in Fame. Visit www.hallemorse.com.
Mamma Mia! features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, a book by Catherine Johnson, direction by Phyllida Lloyd and choreography by Anthony Van Laast.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.