Introduce Your Self(ie): 10 Questions with Disenchanted! Breakout Becky Gulsvig
January 5th, 2015
by Becky Gulsvig
Becky Gulsvig has played some badass blondes in the Broadway musicals Hairspray and Legally Blonde, and now she returns to the New York stage a full-fledged princess in the off-Broadway comedy Disenchanted! Gulsvig stars as the ditzy but well-meaning Cinderella in this sidesplitting adult parody of the Disney princess posse, and the audience could not get enough of her performance. BroadwayBox caught up with Gulsvig for a holiday selfie and to talk fairytale wishes, catchy Disney songs and crushing episodes of Homeland.
1. Favorite moment in Disney’s Cinderella film:
The "A Dream Is A Wish" sequence:) Who doesn't want to wake up singing in a tower overlooking a kingdom surrounded by sweet little animal friends?!
2. Favorite Disney princess song:
It is very hard to pick just one since my 3 ½-year-old daughter and I belt out the full Disney repertoire daily! I guess I'd have to say "Part Of Your World."
3. All-time favorite Cinderella from film, TV or Broadway:
My daughter's first Broadway show was Cinderella this past summer and the magnificently sweet Paige Faure (Cinderella) took us backstage afterwards to have a lovely chat and show us the glass slippers! That afternoon was so very magical and Paige was wonderful in the show!!! She was a shining example of a princess both onstage and off.
4. My least favorite household chore:
Washing floors. I sweep and vacuum no problem but actually washing, not so much:(
5. Coolest shoes I’ve ever owned:
The shoes I wear for the first half of Disenchanted! are to DIE for! They are stunning and sparkle for days! Vanessa Leuck knows how to make a girl feel fancy!
6. If I had a fairy godmother, three things I’d ask for:
Hmmm. Probably unlimited free air travel so I could take my family to lots of cool places, a brand new Volkswagen camper Van (they don't make then anymore in the states but they are awesome!!), and a magic spell so that our wonderful dog wouldn't age at all. She's an eight-year-old golden retriever and we keep telling her she is not allowed to get old, that she has to be our dog forever:)
7. Last TV show I binge-watched:
Homeland!!!! We don't have Showtime so I waited a month and a half for the library copy of season 3 and I couldn't focus in anything else!
8. My favorite thing to do on my day off:
I enjoy hanging out at home and catching up with friends.
9. If I could pick one of my regional/touring roles to play on Broadway:
I loved playing Eponine at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach Florida. The cast was an amazing group of human beings and we had such fun, so I'd bring them with me:) Also, I love scene work but just singing a whole show is awesome!
10. An album I wore out in high school:
The Bodyguard soundtrack. I mean come on!
See Becky Gulsvig as Cinderella in the hilarious ‘Disenchanted!, running through January 25 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s.