Which Role in a Broadway Revival Would You Most Like to Play?; Over 100 Actors Respond

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12 Mar 2014

Alysha Umphress
 

Alysha Umphress
I would die to see The Life revived on Broadway, and I would kill to play Sonja. (Color-blind casting)???? To play a worn-out hooker is a childhood dream of mine. And, on the opposite side of the spectrum, Once Upon a Mattress has always held a special place in my steely cold musical-theatre loving heart. It's light and fun and silly. To play Princess Winnifred would be sofaking fun.

Erin Maguire
Ironically, Hedwig would be a dream role of mine, but since that Neil Patrick Harris guy already signed his contract, I guess that’s out. That being said, I would love to see The Who’s Tommy come back. Mrs. Walker has always been on my bucket list. I was obsessed with that show when it first came out. I was a sassy (read: awkward) ginger teen living in Boston when the first national tour came through the Colonial Theatre. My parents took me to see it, and I was instantly in love. I went back to see it two more times and paid for it myself… in all loose change! Kid you not, I went to the box office, bought a ticket, and poured out a jar of pennies, dimes and, the occasional jackpot, quarters. They hated me. I didn’t care – that deaf, dumb and blind kid sure played a mean pinball.

Christina Elise Perry
The Shrike, a psychological drama by Joseph Kramm. It is set in a mental institution and follows Jim Downs, a theatrical director who has a mental breakdown. I am not quite the right age to play Anne, Jim's wife, but when I am, I would love to tackle that role. The role of Anne is twisted, and the dialogue is superbly written. And, I must be honest, the 1950's garb would be a blast to wear.

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