Understudies from Wicked, Priscilla, Ghost, Once, Cinderella and More Will Stand in the Spotlight

By Andrew Gans
April 18, 2013

Musicals Tonight! will continue its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys, understudies and alternates with its next edition of At This Performance, which will be held April 22 at The Lion Theatre.



The 7 PM performance will be hosted by producing artistic director and casting director Stephen DeAngelis with musical direction/accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz.

Those scheduled to perform and share anecdotes about their experiences include Nick Corley (understudy for the roles of Bazzard/Mr. Phillip Bax, Reverend Mr. Crisparkle/Mr. Cedric Moncrieffe and Durdles/Mr. Nick Cricker in The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Heidi Giberson (understudy for the role of Ella/Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Kendal Hartse (understudy for the role of Gabrielle in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella), K.J. Hippensteel (standby for the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon), Laura Irion (understudy for the role of Charlotte in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Gavin Lodge (understudy for the roles of Bernadette, Frank and Tick/Mitzi in Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Emily Mechler (understudy for the role of Glinda in Wicked), Jennifer Noble (understudy for the role of Molly Jensen in Ghost The Musical) and Erica Swindell (understudy for the roles of Girl, Reza and Ex-Girlfriend in Once).

Tickets are $25 and are available through Telecharge (212) 239-6200 or at the Box Office on the evening of performance. The Lion Theatre is located at 410 W. 42nd St.