Backstage with Richard Ridge- How Does She Transform Into a Dog Every Night? Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford Tells All!
Annaleigh Ashford has been on a roll since taking home her Tony Award in June. Currently starring as Broadway's favorite pooch in Sylvia, she also juggles her hit cabaret act, LOST IN THE STARS, and her role on Showtime's MASTERS OF SEX. In between it all, she joined a long list of guests for SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld's Conversations Q&A series, recognizing and celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen.
Watch below as she updates us on how things have been going at the Cort Theatre and discusses everything from LEGALLY BLONDE to RENT. Check out the full interview below!
On December 31, Annaleigh Ashford and the Whiskey 5 will return to Feinstein's/54 Below to make NEW YEAR'S MAGIC! Come ring in your 20-Sweet-16 with an eclectic mix of songs, stories, some sort-of impressive magic tricks, and an appearance made by a rainbow. Ashford and music director Will Van Dyke reprise some of their Lost In The Stars favorites as well as debut some new tunes to celebrate this past year of the Goat. (Hopefully, goat cheese will be on the menu.) Get your midnight kiss in one of the swankiest rooms in New York during a night that's sure to be one of laughter, love, looking back and looking forward... At midnight of course!!! "It's the last midnight..." CLICK HERE for tickets.
Ashford's Broadway credits include: Sylvia, You Can't Take It With You (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critic's Circle Awards), Kinky Boots (Clarence Derwent Award, Tony, DD, OCC noms.), Hair, Wicked, Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway: Dogfight, Rent. TV: Betty DiMello on Masters of Sex, Super Clyde, Smash, The Big C, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order SVU, Legally Blonde; The Musical MTV. Films: Top Five, Love On The Run, Sex & the City, Rachel Getting Married. Graduate of Marymount Manhattan College.