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 Roz Ryan, who is starring as 'Emma Jo' in SCANDALOUS- currently in previews at the Neil Simon Theatre, and opening on November 15.
What is the first Broadway show you ever saw?
I saw TIMBUKTU in Detroit. I fell in love with Eartha Kitt — but had no interest in ever doing Broadway.
What is your most unique pre-show ritual?
Loud music in my ears … anything from Prince to Gershwin!
What is your most memorable "the show must go on" moment?
It's a tie… either for doing DREAMGIRLS on my wedding night , or doing CHICAGO 30 minutes after having a root canal!
What is the one role you want to play before you die?
Before I die I want to play Norma Desmond… or Mame.
Who is your Broadway crush and why?
It is, was, and will always be Gregory Hines. Or Ben Vereen.
Where can people stalk you online?
I can be stalked all over the Internet: www.ROZRYAN.com, www.Scandalousonbroadway.com. Facebook and Twitter.