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Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Green Girl to Flower Child to Ice Queen- Caissie Levy Talks FROZEN & More!


"This is the story of my career... I have worked my way up. I am not someone who got out of college and got handed the plum Broadway roles. I started as an understudy. I started in the ensemble. I was on a non-Equity tour, then I got to Broadway after a year in Toronto with Hairspray and eighteen months on tour. I'm playing the long game and I think that has made me a better actor and company member."

Caissie Levy's long game has landed her in one on the most coveted roles on Broadway- Frozen's very own ice queen, Elsa. Below, watch as she opens up to Richard Ridge about how her career path led her here, why she loves bringing a bit of herself to this already iconic role, and how she got the thumbs up from original Elsa herself, Idina Menzel.

Levy's other Broadway credits include: Fantine in 2014 Les Misérables; Molly in Ghost (and West End); Sheila in 2009 Hair (and West End); Elphaba in Wicked (and L.A.); Penny in Hairspray (and first national tour); Maureen in Rent (national tour). Off- Broadway: First Daughter Suite (The Public Theater), Murder Ballad. TV: "Gotham." Film: Ms. Bula Banerjee, Options. In addition to extensive voiceover work, she can be heard on cast recordings of Ghost, Hair and over 20 singer/songwriter and composers' albums. She recently headlined Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, backed up Sir Rod Stewart and released her debut solo album With You.

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