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!
In this week's edition, we caught up with Erin Mackey, who is starring as 'Oona O'Neill' in CHAPLIN- currently in playing at the Barrymore Theatre!
What is the first Broadway show you ever saw?
Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters.
What is your most unique pre-show ritual?
I usually like to call my parents when I'm on my way to work to catch up.
What is your most memorable "the show must go on" moment?
I had just joined the Wicked tour as a swing and I was 19! I was supposed to have 3 weeks of rehearsal before being in the show but, in my second week of rehearsal, they had multiple women get sick! So I learned an entire, rather complicated, ensemble role in the lobby during my dinner break with my amazing dance captains, James Tabeek and Kristen Oei. Then, I went on that evening having never stepped on the stage--and our choreographer, Wayne Cilento, was in the audience. AH!
What is the one role you want to play before you die?
'Clara' in The Light in the Piazza, 'Marian' in The Music Man, any Rodgers and Hammerstein leading lady... there are too many!
Who is your Broadway crush?
Can I have more than one? Jessica Stone, Ray Lee, Andrew Cao and Kevin Munhall. They are some of my former Anything Goes castmates and they are four of the coolest, most talented people I know! And it goes without saying, my husband, Stanton Nash.
Where can people stalk you online?
I'm kind of a dinosaur in the technology world. I still have a flip phone. Google?