Kevin Duda departed the Broadway cast tonight. Happy trails, Kevin, and break a leg in Beautiful: the Carole King Musical!
[…] Rannells, he said, has vocal cords of steel. Rouleau spent two months in a dressing room backstage, listening to Rannells’ high tenor voice over a stage monitor during each performance and singing along, doing it over and over till he got it just right.
The trickiest part about playing Elder Price, Rouleau said, is that he’s a jerk. Rouleau, like Rannells before him, had to find a way to play cocky while also being lovable.
“You have to have the audience rooting for him, even when he’s not the most polite,” he said.
After 13 years of Catholic school, Rouleau said, he had no trouble with the wholesome-appearance aspect of the role. The challenge was Price’s enormous self-confidence. “Andrew has more natural confidence. He’s the nicest guy, yet sure of himself. I learned a lot of that from him.”
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Andrew Rannells and Jason Michael Snow at Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of The Explorers Club, June 20 at New York City Center.
Also joining the lineup are Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon), Bravo’s Andy Cohen, Dallas Roberts (“The Walking Dead”), Jenni ‘Jwoww’ Farley (“The Jersey Shore”), Joy Bryant (“Parenthood”), Julie Halston (Anything Goes), Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi (“The Jersey Shore”) and Tammy Blanchard (Gyspy).
As previously announced, ”Glee” star Jane Lynch, who can currently be seen in the Broadway revival of Annie, will host TrevorLIVE, which will also feature performances from Kinky Boots Tony Award nominee Billy Porter, Sara Bareilles, DJ Kiss and more.
Book Of Mormon/1600 Penn stars Andrew Rannells & Josh Gad find out they have a lot in common. Maybe a little too much. (via funny or die)
@AndrewRannells: I am just going to keep tweeting pictures of @joshgad and I today. #thankyouforthereunionfunnyordie!