BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher
Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Fran Drescher, who is currently starring on Broadway in Cinderella, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!
Fran Drescher currently stars as the wickedly funny stepmother Madame in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Broadway Theater. She is a two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for the title role in The Nanny, which she also created and executive produced. Followed by Living With Fran, The Fran Drescher Tawk Show, Fran, most recently starred in and created Happily Divorced, a show based on her real life relationship with her gay ex-husband. She won Esquire'sFive Minute Oscar for her performance in the mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap. Among her many films, Ms. Drescher is most proud of her starring role in Beautician and the Beast and most recently the animated film Hotel Transylvania as the Bride of Frankenstein.
Her theatre credits include Nora & Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore, LCT's Camelot for PBS, Neil La Bute's Some Girl(s) and The Exonerated. Fran has authored New York Times Best Sellers, Enter Whining and Cancer Schmancer. Most recently, she penned a children's book, Being Wendy, which celebrates a child's uniqueness. A 14 year well cancer survivor and leading health advocate, Ms. Drescher founded the Cancer Schmancer Movementwww.CancerSchmancer.org. Stage 1 is the Cure! As, Public Diplomacy Envoy by the US State Department, Ms. Drescher takes her message of early detection and prevention to our allied nations and military.
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