Stephanie J. Block stopped by The View to perform from The Cher Show March 29. The two-time Tony nominee is one of three actors currently playing Cher eight shows a week. Block portrays “Star,” the eldest of the three Chers, alongside Teal Wicks as “Lady” and Micaela Diamond as “Babe.”
Block has been working on her character with help from the real Cher. “She's been really intricately involved,” she told host Joy Behar. “We call her a celestial force. Because you know when she's there.”
Block also spoke about her four-year-old daughter, who now sings songs by the superstar around the house: “She calls Cher Princess Sparkle Pants. She loves Mama as Cher, but she gets a little confused when I'm all dressed up.”
Though "Princess Sparkle Pants" has visited the show multiple times, so have other celebrity guests, and Behar wanted to know about the now-famous visit from Kanye West, who was called out for tweeting during the show. “We just gave him a little nudge as to what is polite when you're in live theatre. Put away your phones and enjoy what's happening live,” Block said. “Enjoy the view of what's happening on Broadway!”
Check out the interview—preceded by a performance of "I Found Someone"—above.