3 Reasons Lindsay Heather Pearce & Nicole Parker are Badass Women in Theatre

Maia Penzer
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July 14, 2023 11:16 AM

Sentimental Men has just released their latest episode, which features TWO legendary Wicked stars, Lindsay Heather Pearce and Nicole Parker. 

You might be familiar with Lindsay Heather Pearce from her work on The Glee Project and Glee, the Mean Girls tour, Wicked on Broadway, and most recently the Frozen concert in Taiwan. Lindsay will also be appearing in Rent at The Muny. The renowned Nicole Parker may be familiar to you from her work on The Neighborhood Listen podcast or from her roles in Wicked on Broadway, Wicked on Tour, The People in the Picture, and Mad TV. These two actors both have "straight to Broadway Elphaba" status and are starring in Titanique Off-Broadway together.    

Quincy Brown and Kevin Bianchi, the hosts of the podcast, spoke with the two stars about a variety of topics, including how they came into each other's lives, how they learned from each other, the life lessons Wicked taught them, the audition process for Titanique and their strong bond!  

‍1. Support = success 

Both actors encountered challenges in their careers (as do we all), but they unquestionably supported one another in many of them. For instance, one time Lindsay and Nicole switched roles last minute to help Nicole showcase her comedic skills before a casting director for a sitcom showed up to see one of their performances. Unparalleled support was given between the two, and it was obvious that they cared deeply about one another. If this episode demonstrated anything, it was the two actors' mutual support for one another!  

2. Keep pushing 

Both actors talk about the challenges of playing Elphaba, including the fact that the role requires a lot of physical effort. For example, they are on stage for nearly the entire show, are constantly lifted and must push themselves onto things, and are BELTING the entire show (these women are strong as hell!). They agreed that Titanique has similar demands because they perform without a break on stage for the majority of the show. Even though both shows are extremely demanding, the actors say they are equally rewarding.  

3. “Nevertheless she persisted” 

The actors discuss the injuries and mental blocks they experienced while performing in their shows, as well as how they managed to show up and give it their all every day. Lets give these badass women some credit! I couldn't do that! 

Sentimental Men, presented by Theatrely, is a Broadway podcast inspired by Wicked. It is an interview-based ode to the women of musical theater, with previous guests including Jessica Vosk, Eden Espinosa, and Tony Award winners Beth Leavel and Stephanie J. Block. You can listen to and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts.

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Maia Penzer

Maia Penzer is an undergraduate journalism student at Boston University from Long Island, New York. Maia enjoys writing about theatre for BU's student newspaper, The Daily Free Press, and performing in BU On Broadway. She is an avid theatre lover who is overjoyed to be a part of the Theatrely team! Her favorite dog breed is the dachshund (she even has one tattooed on her ankle).

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