Keala Settle received a 2013 Tony Award® nomination for her performance in Hands On A Hardbody on Broadway. Her portrayal of “Norma Valverde” also garnered her Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations and a Theatre World Award.
She is currently appearing as Madame Thénardier in Les Miserables on Broadway and recently played the Fortune Tellerin Side Showat the La Jolla Playhouse and the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Ogunquit Playhouse.
Other Broadway/New York: Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Violet (Encores).
National Tours: South Pacific (Bloody Mary), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad).
Television: The Big C.
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A song from the first musical you saw/heard
The Lonely Goatherd – The Sound Of Music
A song from your latest musical obsession
It All Fades Away – The Bridges of Madison County
A song demonstrating how underrated you think a musical
I’m Gone – Hands on a Hardbody
A song which can make you cry
Stars and Moon – Songs for a New World
A song which makes you laugh
You are Woman, I am Man – Funny Girl
The musical you’d kill to be in
A song sung by your favourite female character in a musical
The Last Midnight – Into The Woods
A song sung by your favourite male character in a musical
Pretty Women – Sweeney Todd
A song from the musical you know all – or nearly all – the lines to
Sisters – White Christmas
Your guilty pleasure musical
Pirates of Penzance
The musical which made the most impact on you
The Sound of Music
A song you could listen to all day.
Show Some Respect – The Last Ship
A song by your favourite musical composer
Here Is The Heart by Henry Krieger (starts at 5.05 on this Youtube video)
The character you’d kill to play
The character you’d kill to play – if you were the opposite sex
Frank-N-Furter – The Rocky Horror Show
A song which inspires you
Who Will Love Me As I Am – Side Show
The musical you’ve seen over and over
Bridges of Madison County
The character in a musical you can most relate to
Mama Rose – Gypsy
A song from your favourite musical
Almost Real – Bridges of Madison County
Your favourite song NOT from a musical
This Too Shall Pass by Yolanda Adams
Big thanks to Keala Settle for taking the Actor Hub Musical Theatre Challenge.
Follow Keala at @kealasettle
Keala Settle sings Home from The Wiz
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