Was theatre always the place you wanted to be? Is there a dream theatre role that you’d love to play?
I’d never done theater before Sherlock Holmes, but now I’m hooked! I would love to do Chicago. I would love to play Roxie Hart, as I believe her character has the most interesting arc and the best numbers!
What has been a career high for you so far?
There are too many to count. I love working. I’m happiest when I feel like I’m really pushing myself.
How is working with David Arquette? What’s the energy of the show like?
He’s hilarious and super sweet. He’s like a big kid…we’ve had a lot of fun so far!
What do you like to do when you’re not working? Is there something you do religiously to wind down after a live show?
I love vintage shopping! I try to find a unique treasure to bring home from every city on tour.
First of all, were you a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories prior to this role? Do you have a favourite story or iteration?
Yes! I’m going to have to go with A Scandal in Bohemia. My character in the play, Lady Irene St. John, is actually an adaptation of a character featured in this story, Irene Adler.
The name Irene is very famous with regard to Holmesian mythology, but the description of her for this show sounds a little different. Tell me a little bit about your version of Irene and how she differs from what fans might expect.
Lady Irene is the subject of a different story line in our adaptation. She’s married to a British Lord. However, many qualities remain the same. She’s still an American and very much a femme fatale.
How is your prep for a stage show different than for a television show or movie?
A film tends to come together piece by piece…it’s a journey. With theatre, there’s a lot less room for error. There is no take two!
How do you split your time between music and acting? Is it a conscious decision or is it just as the projects come up?
A little of both, it depends on which projects come up and what feels like the right next step. Music takes longer. I feel like it takes me a lot more time to create a music project and pick a direction than to step onto a project and play a character.