AMDA GRADUATES TAKE THE CROWN
Brittney Mack (center) as Anna of Cleves in SIX on Broadway - Photo by Joan Marcus
“The MegaSIX” is the encore song in the international hit Broadway musical SIX, and there are five mega-talented AMDA graduates who have had the opportunity to perform it. Created by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, SIX tells the stories of the wives of Henry VIII as they reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse in the form of a pop concert.
Brittney Mack made her Broadway debut as Anna of Cleves in SIX. Prior to that, she starred in the show’s Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and A.R.T. productions and is featured on the Grammy nominated Original Broadway Cast album, SIX: Live On Opening Night. Brittney recalls the rehearsal process and how she brought herself to the role. “I was given a lot of liberties with her. I was able to take a lot of what I knew about her and just infuse it.” states Brittney. “Cleves is the secret sauce.”
Joy Woods also landed her debut Broadway role in SIX, taking on the part of Catherine Parr. When Woods left to star in the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre musical adaptation of The Notebook (directed by AMDA graduate Schele Williams), fellow graduate Brennyn Lark took over the role of Catherine Parr. Leandra Ellis-Gaston is the latest graduate to be crowned on Broadway as Anne Boleyn, while Didi Romero is rocking stages across the country as Katherine Howard in the Aragon leg of the show’s North American Tour.
It is no surprise that AMDA graduates continue to take their rightful place on the throne in this groundbreaking and award-winning musical. Who will be next to wear the crown?