Now we all have misconceptions and stereotypes of people, especially celebrities. Now let me say that Broadway stars are WAY less catty than Hollywood stars because 1) they actually have talent (you think Angelina can belt her face?) and 2) they aren’t perfect and don’t have million-dollar skincare products, a personal prep team (like Katniss!), billion-dollar plastic surgery and Botox, OR personal, buff trainers and nannies and big Bel Air mansions. No, these NYC babes are hardworking, pavement-pounding peeps (well most of them), and I think the best example is Miss Sutton Foster, who has about 10 Broadway shows to her name, PLUS mad belt and tap skills. Sutton virtually wears NO makeup off-stage (less than me!), opts for comfy clothes and a plain pony tail verses pro salon curls and stilettos, and is just so down-to-earth you wouldn’t believe she’s that famous. I think that it’s cool that people like her not just because of her looks, but of her golden personality. Not to mention all her musical theatre chops! So if I saw Sutton on the street, I wouldn’t think she was stuck up at all. And that’s pretty darn cool. So, go Sutton! (Pony tail sistas unite!) :)
Laura Bell Bundy (original Glinda standby) originated the bubbly role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical, starring alongside another Glinda, Annaleigh Ashford (as Delta Nu Sorority Sister, Margot).
In 2009, a reality show called Legally Blonde: The Search For Elle Woods aired on MTV, which was a series of contests and challenges in order to find a new Elle. Libby Servais, Cassie Okenka, and Lauren Ashley Zakrin (all former Glinda understudies now) took part in the show, but the winner was Bailey Hanks.
Now I am back and there’s some fun stuff on the horizon: California Musical Theatre’s Wicked gala in my hometown, where I will be performing assisted by one of my fav professors from UCI the brilliant Dennis Castellano! Also, next month I’m going to be traveling down to DC to help celebrate my insanely talented friend Drew Gasperini at the Kennedy Center! Woo-hoo!!” —Teal Wicks (via Fans of Teal Wicks)