STAGE VIEWS: Ragtime Tony Nominee Christiane Noll

Special Features   STAGE VIEWS: Ragtime Tony Nominee Christiane Noll's new series features brief chats with Broadway actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via e-mail, we speak with singing actress Christiane Noll.

Christiane Noll
Christiane Noll

What show recently impressed you?
Loved Follies. Took my mother. She and I have both performed with Ron Raines, so we were particularly tickled to be there to support him! She and I used to sing "One More Kiss," and we sat there with bated breath waiting for that moment. I thought Rosalind Elias was so regal and still sang beautifully. My mom and I were in tears through a lot of the show. Love watching the older ladies "kick" it!! So proud of the entire production and the folks down at the Kennedy Center. Just a beautiful show.

What production are you most excited to see?
I'm excited for Porgy and Bess. I'm certainly ready to see Audra [McDonald] do wonderful things, but I'm also so thrilled for Norm Lewis. He's such an elegant performer and has such a gorgeous instrument.

What play/musical would you most like to be revived on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
If they ever revive The King and I, I would love a crack at Mrs. Anna!

What are your current/upcoming projects?
I'm doing my new one-woman show in New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, California and Washington into the New Year. And, I've been helping to develop a new play by David Brian Colbert called C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar). Really interesting. Can't what to see what happens with that.

*** Christiane Noll received a Tony nomination for her portrayal of Mother in the revival of Ragtime. Her Broadway and/or touring credits include Urinetown, Mambo Kings, It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Jekyll & Hyde, Grease, Miss Saigon, City of Angels and South Pacific. Noll's other theatrical credits include Julie Andrews: The Gift of Music, Frankenstein the Musical, Ace, Witches of Eastwick, New Moon (Encores!) and Student Prince.

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