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Well, my "little vacation" ended up lasting two and a half years... funny how life steers your life in directions you weren't planning on. I'll start off with occasional posts, but I fully plan to resume this blog to full speed by the new year.

I hope you'll come back for frequent visits, to see new reviews, to share opinions, to take a survey (or two), and to celebrate the shows and show people that have made the TheatreScene!

Jeff

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Broadway Ladies: Ms. October 2012: Betsy Wolfe

Ms. October 2012
Betsy Wolfe

WHY SHE'S MS. BROADWAY: Here it is, just one day after the first preview of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and she's already being labelled a standout in a cast full of standouts.  This is not a first for Ms. October, though.  she seems to be making a career of standing out!  Most recently, she played Beth in Merrily We Roll Along at City Center,  holding her own against Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Lin-Manuel Miranda.  And she was a back up singer for no less than Sherie Renee Scott in Everyday Rapture.  It was 5 time Tony-winner Audra McDonald that she shared the stage with in 110 in the Shade.  Add an impressive roster of  regional roles (Tales of the City, ...Spelling Bee, Ragtime and The Who's Tommy to name a few), a slew of solo engagements with world famous orchestras, and several upcoming recordings to her resume.  And now, with early accolades for her "killer" performance as Rosa Bud, it is no wonder that Betsy Wolfe is Ms. Broadway!

OTHER INFORMATION:
  • Education: MFA in Musical Theatre from CCM (University of Cincinnati)
  • Where You Might Have Seen Her: Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Everyday Rapture, 110 in the Shade; New York: Merrily We Roll Along (Encores!); Regional: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Who's Tommy, Ragtime, Tales of the City, Ace; Concerts: Carnegie Hall, Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Detroit Pops
  • Where to Find Her Online: www.roundabouttheatre.org; www.betsywolfe.com


IN PHOTOS:
Head Shots:




Broadway/New York:


Far Left: 110 in the Shade Gypsy Robe Ceremony

Everyday Rapture

Everyday Rapture

Betsy Wolfe and Lindsay Mendez

Merrily We Roll Along

Betsy with Colin Donnell and Zachary Unger

Merrily We Roll Along

35mm: The Recording

35MM: Jay Armstrong Johnson, Lindsay Mendez, Ben
Crawford, Alex Brightman and Betsy Wolfe

College/Regional/Concerts:

The Boys from Syracuse: CCM (Center)

The Boys From Syracuse: CCM (Left)

The San Francisco Company of
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Tales of the City: Wesley Taylor and
Betsy Wolfe

Tales of the City: Andrew Somansky and
Betsy Wolfe

Tales of the City (Center, in purple)

Tales of the City

Tales of the City (Center, w/ Judy Kaye)

At the Broadway Belts Benefit

ON VIDEO:

"Someone Woke Up" from Do I Hear a Waltz?



"Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again" from Everyday Rapture (with Lindsay Mendez)



Before you go...
  • ...have you VOTED for the Principals in SCANDALOUS: HOT or NOT?  CLICK the pic of Carolee Carmello at the top left of the blog.  BE SURE TO VOTE FOR BOTH THE MEN AND THE LADIES!
  • ...have you checked out MR. BROADWAY OCTOBER 2012, CLARKE THORELL?  CLICK his picture in the right hand column to see more!
  • ...have you VOTED in this month's THEATRE POLL? CLICK your answer on the poll in the left column!
Jeff
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