Carmen Cusack Reveals Three Roles Off Her Broadway Bucket List
August 8th, 2016
by Josh Ferri
Broadway fans are clamoring for tickets to see the Feinstein’s/54 Below debut of Tony nominee Carmen Cusack (August 9, 11, 14 & 16). The solo show charts Cusack's road to Broadway through stories and song. Before her Tony-nominated debut as Alice Murphy in Bright Star, Cusack starred in London as Fantine in Les Miserables and Christine in Phantom; she starred regionally as Elphaba in Wicked, Annie in The First Wives Club, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, and Dot in Sunday in the Park with George.
BroadwayBox already made our dream list of roles we’d love to see Carmen play next, so when we caught up with her, we wanted to see how it matched up to her own Broadway Bucket List. Read on to see the three roles Carmen has her sights set on.
Annie Oakley (Annie Get Your Gun)
I get asked this all the time and it changes all the time, but I’ve gone back to Annie Get Your Gun. I want to play that role. There’s something kind of kooky and awkward about her and it seems like a lot of fun. I watched it a couple weeks ago with my husband and thought, ‘There’s a way to modernize it up a bit that would work now.’ I also want to do Calamity Jane, but maybe it’s too old fashioned.
Lucille Frank (Parade)
I want to visit Lucille in Parade. It’s very Southern Gothic and dark, and I think I would really dig that. I’m going to sing “You Don’t Know This Man” in our show.
Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard)
I want to play Norma someday. I like to make faces and I want to make all those silent movie star faces. It would be fun to sing, too.
Don't miss Carmen Cusack's 54 debut August 9, 11, 14 & 16!