Monday, September 17, 2007

Amazing Broadway Performer: Sharon Brown

In Jekyll and Hyde on tour, Sharon Brown’s voice never stopped. I remember her singing “Someone Like You” and being in awe of that voice because it seemed so vast and rich.

More than her spectacular voice, Sharon Brown created a complex Lucy whose past you could almost see on the stage. After watching the show—in which Lucy not only fell in love with Jekyll but also had a tangible feeling for Hyde—I felt like I could reconstruct Lucy’s past in analysis of Sharon Brown’s characterization.

I’m so thankful Chuck Wagner chose Sharon Brown to duet on his solo album so that there is a record of her portrayal.

Sometimes when people have such an amazing voice, it’s hard to find roles for them that allow them to shine. Lucy, because of how the character was written, allowed for such expansion, much like Effie, whom Brown played on Broadway. I just hope this talented woman won’t have to wait long to get another chance to shine on stage.

Getting to Know You Interview:

the Broadway Mouth
September 17, 2007

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