Which Steamy Hot Musical Number Inspired Betty Buckley to Take the Stage?
May 29th, 2014
by Josh Ferri
Theatre audiences are inspired daily by the works of Broadway’s brightest, but did you ever wonder what iconic performances inspired your favorite Broadway star to get there? BroadwayBox got all spiffed up and headed to the JW Marriot to chat with the 2014 Drama Desk nominees to find out from them: What was the film, TV show or theatre piece that inspired you to become an actor?
Betty Buckley (Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, The Old Friends)
“When I was 11, I saw a regional production of The Pajama Game with the original Bob Fosse choreography in my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. My mother took me to see it and I was smitten. I knew in that moment when I saw the number ‘Steam Heat’ that I was going to be a singer/dancer and that I was going to Broadway.”
Click below to see the number that inspired the Cats Tony winner to make her way to Broadway.