As an actor, every job you do, you make a new family. There is something special about theatre and it’s ability to bring people together in a way that is unlike any other. I have made so many amazing friends throughout my career, and many of them share my love of books and literature. Since theatre brings stories to life, I thought I would feature some of my favorite performers (my fabulous friends and castmates) and see what their bookshelves look like! Welcome to my Broadway Book Chat!
Currently in Disney’s Frozen on Broadway
What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. I really love her writing and the way she formats her novels. I can’t put it down!
What is your favorite book series?
Hands down Harry Potter. I’ve re-read them so many times and each time I’m totally absorbed in the story. I remember reading the first book and wishing that Hogwarts was real (but seriously, who doesn’t)
Who is your favorite author?
I’ve got so many, but right now I’m loving Jeannette Walls.
What book inspires you and why?
I feel like we take a little bit of each book we read with us. My husband and I like to read Walt Whitman’s poetry from Leaves of Grass. We use his words to help us create music and spark our artistic sides. His poetry really inspires thoughtful and analytical conversation. I like to think each book leaves me with a new outlook.
If you could be friends with any of the characters you have played, who would it be and why?
I would definitely want to be friends with Inga from Young Frankenstein. She’shilarious and sweet and just genuinely loving.
What book would you like to see made into a movie/musical/play?
I think The Orphan Train by Steve Brigman would be an incredible play or film!
Also, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides would make a really compelling film.
What is your favorite show you have been a part of so far and why?
This is a tough one. I would have to say Bullets Over Broadway. It was my third Broadway show and second original company. I remember going on as Ellen and being so overwhelmed with the audience response after her song “Found a New Baby”. There is NOTHING better than belting for your life, center stage, on Broadway.
What is the next book on your reading list?
Silver Star (Told you I loved Jeannette Walls).
What show are you working on now?
Currently I’m in Frozen!!! I’m in the ensemble. I can’t wait to share this gorgeous show with the world!!!!
Check out Synthia and the cast of Disney’s Frozen the Broadway Musical beginning previews TODAY at The St. James Theatre in NYC!
I will feature a new performer every month! I would love some suggestions for questions you would like to ask, or things you want to know! Leave them in the comments and I will add them to future interviews! A million thanks to Synthia for sharing with us while preparing to open a new Broadway show! Best of luck to the whole cast and crew and congrats! ❤