This week we get to know Anna Simek who sings "Day by Day" in Godspell. Anna starred as Natalie in SRO's production
of All Shook Upand was a member of the cast of the 2011 Halloween Cabaret.
Full given name: Anna
Where you were born/raised: Apalachin, New York
Zodiac Sign: Pieces
First Broadway show you ever saw? Shrek
When did you first get involved in theatre? My 6th grade school musical. It was Alice in Wonderland and
I was hooked.
When did you first start performing with SRO? All Shook Up!
If you had to pick which show would you say has been
your favorite you've done with SRO? Definitely this one I'm in currently. Now that I think about itGodspell might actually
be my favorite show I've done ever!
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Ramin Karimloo
as the Phantom. He's so beautiful, but so Canadian.
Some favorite modern musicals: Legally Blonde: The Musical
Some favorite classic
musicals: West Side Story
Favorite showtune(s) of all time: I'm not trying to be a generic 16 year old girl here or anything
but if I'm being honest it's On My Own from Les Miserables
First stage kiss: Nate Westover in All Shook Up! No one could
resist the power of my beard.
Something you're REALLY bad at: Apparently, interviews.
Most visited websites: Facebook, Word
Last book you read: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Must see TV shows: Breaking Bad, Weeds, Dexter, Workaholics, Game
Last good movie you saw? Les Miserables
Some films you consider classics: The Breakfast Club or 16 Candles....
1980's Molly Ringwald holds a special place in my heart.
Do you have Pre-show rituals or warm-ups? It ends up being just a lot
of jumping in circles... my excitement usually gets the better of me.
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Pokémon Diamond. All day long
song is the most played on your iPod? DARE by the Gorillaz
Three things you can't live without: Bagels, Love, Music in all
What are some of your dream roles? Belle in Beauty and the Beast Natalie in Next to Normal and I've
already had the great honor of playing my #1 dream role as Eponine in Les Miserables
What are some shows you'd love to see SRO
to do? I'd say Les Miserables or Next to Normal but they've got that covered! Maybe Beauty and the Beast orLegally
Blonde: The Musical