You’re sure to be familiar with Caissie Levy, as she’s no stranger to the Broadway stage. Her credits include roles in Hairspray, Hair, Ghost,Les Miserables, and most notably, she originated the role of Elsa in Frozen on Broadway. Earlier this season, she played Rose Stopnick Gellman in Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed revival of Caroline, or Change at Studio 54.
Next up for Levy will be Atlantic Theater Company’s world premiere musical The Bedwetter, where she stars as Sarah’s mom, Beth Ann, beginning performances at the Linda Gross Theater on April 30.
Caissie answers 5 questions for Broadway Direct, telling us about the inspiring casts she’s gotten to work with, something she’s learned through the shutdown, and her favorite NYC spots.
1. What inspired you to become an actress?
Going to the theatre as a kid was always my absolute favorite, and I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t swept up in the magic of being in the audience, backstage and onstage.
2. Who in your field inspires you?
My inspirations change all the time – sometimes I’m inspired by friends and colleagues and the gorgeous work they do, or the way they handle themselves under great pressure. Whenever I work with child actors (which has been part of my current and last two shows), I’m always in awe of their bravery, their poise, and their professionalism. I’m continually inspired by parents in entertainment who are juggling the demands of a life in the theatre and the enormous task of raising children.
3. What will audiences be most excited about seeing in your upcoming projects?
The new musical I’m in, The Bedwetter, kind of has it all – it’s genuinely hysterical, simultaneously raunchy and sweet, has great music, and is full of stellar performances across the board.
4. What is something you’ve learned during the shutdown that you will take with you?
That it’s ok to slow down, to say no sometimes, and to put the health and happiness of yourself and your loved ones above all else.
5. What is your favorite NYC spot?
I’m in love with NYC, so this is a tough question. Some forever favorites include Central Park, Riverside Park, and the West Village in general.
You can catch Caissie Levy in The Bedwetter at the Linda Gross Theater, and follow her on Instagram @caissielevy.
Last updated and effective as of January 14, 2019
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