Actor Mallory Bechtel matriculated to Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen straight out of high school.
The 2018 graduate now plays teen Zoe Murphy in the 2017 Tony-winning Best Musical, where she brings her own stamp to songs like “Requiem” and “Only Us.”
But each night, before she takes the stage at the Music Box Theatre, Bechtel listens to music to get in the zone.
“My list of pre-show jams more than anything is very subject to change,” she says. “I have a massive playlist on Spotify that I’m always adding songs to, and I usually will just press shuffle and keep skipping until I find the songs that are gonna pump me up.”
While Dear Evan Hansen deals with serious subjects, Bechtel’s soundtrack is full of upbeat tunes. “It’s easier to attack if I’m in a good mood,” she says. “I tend to enjoy more jazzy/bluesy/funky songs, but truly, I love anything that make my toes tap!”
Check out her pre-show soundtrack below and be sure to follow Playbill on Spotify for all of your ear candy needs and glimpses into the playlists of more of your favorite Broadway stars.
MALLORY BECHTEL’S PRE-SHOW MIXTAPE