THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Elle McLemore
Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As With Your Favorite Broadway Stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on!
What is the first Broadway show you ever saw?
MARY POPPINS. It was only about a year ago. It was my first time in NYC, and first chance ever to see a show on Broadway. I rushed to TKTS and was so excited! It was magical!
What is your most unique pre-show ritual?
We have a cheer call before every show where we rehearse our stunts. Here I get to warm up my awesome cheer skills, including a "basket toss." Nothing quite like being thrown 15 feet in the air to get those pre-show endorphins going!
What is your most memorable "the show must go on" moment?
It was during previews for BRING IT ON. My character's most profound prop in the show, a huge trophy, completely broke in half and fell on the stage. The whole cast has to stare at me silently in that scene, and I have no idea how they kept it together. Live theater…can't beat it!
What is the one role you want to play before you die?
The role I get to play right now, 'Eva,' is a dream come true and such a blessing. But if I had to pick another, I would say 'Peter Pan,' or any Disney princess.
Who is your Broadway crush?
Andrew Rannells. I have a HUGE crush on him. I saw him walking down the street a couple months ago and totally fan-girled out on him!!
Where can people stalk you online?
My twitter @ElleMcLemore. I'm also a dedicated Instagrammer!