STAGE VIEWS: 50 Shades! Star Amber Petty On Les Misérables, Side Show, Angela Lansbury and More | Playbill

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Amber Petty
Amber Petty

Here, via email, we hear from singing actress Amber Petty, who currently stars in 50 Shades! The Musical Parody at The Elektra Theatre.

What show recently impressed you? 
I just saw the new production of Les Misérables and loved it! Though I've known every word of that show since 5th grade, I was still balling my eyes out every time somebody died, so I probably lost a pound in water weight during the second act.

What production are you most excited to see?
I'm really excited for the new Side Show. I never got to see the original production, but it's such an interesting idea for a show I can't wait to see it come to life. I'm also very curious about the new Larry David play. I would pay to go see Larry David just introduce a bunch of old episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," so I'm sure the whole play won't disappoint.

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
Basically, I want to play all the roles Angela Lansbury ever played. So if Broadway wants to wait about 20 years and then do a rapid revival of Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Mame, Dear World and Prettybelle, that would be pretty ideal for me. While I'm waiting to age, I would love if Songs for a New World came to Broadway and I could sing the Woman 2 track. I didn't realize til just now that one of my dream roles is called Woman 2. That sounds pretty sad that my ideal part doesn't have a name, but it's a great role in the show.

What are your current/upcoming projects? 
I just filmed a web series called "Thug Passion" where I play a lame weirdo named Maggie. Also, I recorded voiceovers for Playtex, Mastercard and a variety of other commercials, and am writing a sketch show about a Heart cover band called Valve.

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