Understudies. When I went to a show I used to get really upset when there were understudies on.
Though after seeing many understudies I have learned, a lot of them ROCK!!!
Many of them are better than the person they are understuding for are!!! Take Kristen Lee Kelly
for instance, G-d is this girl good!!!! She rocks the house! I saw her understudy for the role
of Maureen in Rent, and let me tell you I cannot imagine ANYONE being a better Maureen.
From this paragraph I conclude understudies RULE (most of them anyways...)!!!!!
Since this is a Rent page I will now list all the understudies for Rent:
Mark Cohen (Anthony Rapp): Gillis Chiasson and Norbert Leo Butz (aka DA BUTZ)
Roger Davis (Adam Pascal): Gillis Chiasson and Norbet Leo Butz (aka DA BUTZ)
Mimi Marquez (Marcy Harriel): Yassmin Alers (this girl ROCKS!!)
and Norbert Leo Butz (hey it could happen!!)
Maureen Johnson (Idina Menzel): KRISTEN LEE KELLY (_l_) (This girl is da BEST!!!)
and Yassmin Alers
Angel Dummot Shunard (Wilson Jermaigne Heredia): Mark Setlock
and Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Tom Collins (Jesse L. Martin): Mark Leroy Jackson, Bryon Utley and Calvin Grant
Benjerman Coffin III (Taye Diggs): Calvin Grant and Rodney Hicks
Joanne Jefferson (Fredi Walker): Shelley Dickinson, Shayna Steele
Mark's mom, & others (Kristen Lee Kelly): Shayna Steele
and Yassmin Alers
Roger's mom, Alexi Darling & others (Aiko Nakosone): Shayna Steele
Soloist #1, woman with bags, Mrs. Jefferson & others (Gwen Stewart):
Soloist #2, Mr. Jefferson & others (Bryon Utley): Rodney Hicks and Mark Setlock
Mr. Grey, Steve & others (Timothy Briiten Parker): Norbert Leo Butz (aka DA BUTZ)
Squeegie man, Resturant man & others (Gillis Chiasson):
Yassmin Alers (hehe... she ROCKS though!),Juan Carlos Gonzalez (if he wakes up on time!)
and Norbert Leo Butz (DA BUTZ)
Paul & others (Rodney Hicks): Mark Setlock
If I screwed up somewhere (which I KNOW I did) please