Dec 20, 2022
In our last episode of 2022, Scott and Elana speak with Kaleigh Cronin, our second Broadway understudy! Kaleigh fell in love with the thrill of understudying when she was thrown on last minute for Olive Octopus (a role she did not cover) in a summer theater production in her home state of NH and the rest is history. On Broadway, she stepped in for Emma Stone as Sally Bowles in “Cabaret” when she left to attend the Oscars (no pressure), has understudied and performed as a Mom twice her age (the deep voice comes in handy), has had to learn how to play accordion (apologies to her husband who had to deal with her practicing daily) and rehearsed yet did not go on for a stern lady-boss in a killer power suit (Boo, Covid). Her non-understudy credits on Broadway include Sexy Soccer Lady/Helga (Yes. Seriously.) in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” Giorgio Moroder in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”, Marie in “A Bronx Tale,” Lulu / Two Ladies in “Cabaret” and Lorraine in the National Tour cast of “Jersey Boys.” We discuss all these juicy credits, and so much more in this really awesome conversation!