Monday, November 26, 2012

Singular Sensation Spotlight: Paige Faure

I should just officially add Singular Sensation Spotlights to my regular Monday schedule, because I always seem to do them. Today's is about a wonderful Broadway performer who has actually only been in one Broadway show, but made a tremendous impact on it. I saw Paige Faure as ensemble in the original revival cast of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (yes, the one with Harry Potter) last summer. This girl is an incredible dancer, but more than that, she has amazing stage presence. It was one of those things where literally I'd be watching a group of dancers, and my eye would naturally just go to her, because she was so animated the entire time with not only her face but it seemed like her whole body. She understudied Smitty as well as Hedy La Rue and actually got to play Hedy for a couple weeks while Tammy Blanchard took a short hiatus from the show. Dance Spirit Magazine actually did a feature on her last year which you can read here.

Most notably, Paige wowed audiences as Sally Bowles in Merry-Go-Round Playhouse's production of Cabaret this fall. Some of her other credits include national tours of Little Women (Jo March), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (u/s Truly), and A Chorus Line (u/s Sheila, Maggie, Diana), Aida (u/s Amneris), and the recent workshop production of Cinderella with Laura Osnes.

Here's a video of Paige Faure singing "Astonishing" from Little Women.


To read her full credits, check out her profile on PlaybillVault.com, or BroadwayWorld.com (there are lots of pictures and articles with her in them on BWW.com).

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