Rachel Izen spoke with The Pickwyck about her featured role in Broadway's revival of Les Misérables as Madame Thénardier, her past productions and her time in the West End in this new interview!
How did you initially become involved in theater?
You have performed in a multitude of productions, be it on the West End, Broadway, National and Regional tours (to name a few). Do you prefer performing in a set place every night or would you rather be out on a tour, performing in different cities to different audiences?
What, in your opinion, is the best part about being a member of a touring production?
How does the West End/London theater scene differ from Broadway?
You are currently in featured in Broadway's revival of Les Misérables as Madame Thénardier! How does is this role different from any of the other roles you have done?
Since Les Misérables is such a widely known production, how does your portrayal of Madame Thénardier differ than those before you? What makes your Madame Thénardier unique?
How do you prepare yourself for a role?
What has been one character you have portrayed that you felt the most connection to and why?
Was there a moment on stage where you just knew "This is what I want to do for as long as I can?"
If you could give any piece of advice to aspiring young performers, what would it be?