The Pickwyck chats with Hannah Shankman about her beginnings in theatre, her past roles in iconic musicals such as Hair and Les Miserables, and what it's like being in the phenomenon that is Broadway's WICKED!
Can you tell us a little bit about your background? Where did you grow up?
How did you first become interested in theatre? Was there a specific show or production you saw that made you say, ‘Wow. This is definitely for me’?
You have been a part of so many incredible productions, from Les Mis, Sideshow, Hair and Wicked to name a few. What would you say is the hardest aspect of being in a Broadway show?
Out of all of the characters you have portrayed, which role have you felt the most connection to and why?
Have you ever had an embarrassing moment on stage?
Let’s talk about Wicked! It is one of the longest running shows on Broadway to date. What is it like being a part of this incredible phenomenon?
In your opinion, what makes this show special? What do you think audiences should take away after seeing a performance?
If you could choose to adapt any book or movie into a musical, what would your choice be and why?
What is your dream role and why?
When you aren’t on stage, what do you like to do in your spare time? Any interesting hobbies?
If you could give a piece of advice to aspiring young artists, what would it be?