This face may seem familiar- you heard from this woman in Summer 2016 while she was appearing at the MUNY. Her life just got a little more exciting- SHE WAS CAST AS A SWING IN THE NATIONAL TOUR OF HAMILTON!!
To celebrate, we are reposting her 5QF- you can read the official tour cast announcement here.
Yvette graduated from the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She looks forward to the day when what we see on stage, on screen, and behind the table accurately represents the people in our world.
Q: What was your first experience in theatre?
I grew up dancing, so the stage was not an unfamiliar place for me. But the first piece of theatre I was ever involved in was my middle school’s production of Much Ado About Coconuts (clever eh?). Our “theatre” was a raised platform on the side of our cafeteria and I played the sidekick of a real estate agent. Not the most intense character arc, but I definitely caught the theatre bug then.
Q: What is the best piece of career advice anyone has ever given you?
“Why not risk failure so that you can risk success?”
Take a chance. Be brave. It’s worth it.
Q: Tell us about a backstage or onstage mishap you lived through.
I played Muzzy in my high school’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, so I didn’t have to go on stage until the very end of act one for my song – plenty of time to chill out. I guess I got a little too relaxed during one of our shows because I forgot my mic entirely and sang my solo without one. The entire orchestra except for the piano dropped out because no one could hear a thing. I was so embarrassed and tried to tell my director (shoutout to Kirn-Gossett) that my mic just wasn’t working but she completely saw through me. Lesson learned. Don’t forget your mic!
Q: What is your dream role?
Velma Kelly in Chicago.
Q: What is your current guilty TV Pleasure?
It’s a tie between OITNB and Jane the Virgin, and definitely Friends on those days that I’m feeling lazy or down.
Thank you Yvette!!! We are proud of you!!