Hadestown Stage Manager Cherie B. Tay Interview for Performers Stuff Pro Series

Written by: Mark Pawsey

November 13, 2020

Performer Stuff Pro Series host, Mark Pawsey catches up with Stage Manager Cherie B. Tay, currently on Broadway’s hit Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown. Cherie became an internet sensation in the summer and during lockdown when she posted a video of herself ‘calling’ the top of show for Amélie The Musical.

Who is Cherie B. Tay

What is it like to be part of the hit musical Hadestown? How does it feel to be a Stage Manager on Broadway and what are you currently missing from not being backstage at the Walter Kerr Theatre? Cherie will answer these questions and many more as she demonstrates her passion for Theater and her art form and provides us an insight into life backstage, as a Broadway Stage Manager. Cherie B. Tay is a multimedia creative artist. In addition to stage managing on Broadway, she is also a professional photographer, voice-over artist, and ukulele teacher. Broadway and Tour credits include Hadestown, Amélie, Gettin’ The Band Back Together, War Horse, and In The Heights. Her photography work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Skittles Broadway Live, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and numerous other publications. www.cheriebtay.com

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Mark is British and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London winning the Liverpool Playhouse Award and an honors diploma in Stage Management. He spent 15 years in London’s West End working on shows such as “Steel Magnolias”, “Taboo – The Boy George Musical” and original productions of “The Woman in Black” “Buddy” and “The Phantom of the Opera”. In 1998 Mark joined the acclaimed “Cirque du Soleil” troupe, touring the world with “Alegria”, “Quidam” and “Amaluna”. He moved to Las Vegas in 2004 to take up residence with them on “Zumanity” and then to Tokyo in 2010 with “ZED” where he became Artistic Director. He gave a TEDx Talk in Edmonton, Canada in 2013 on “The Future of Inspiration” and left Cirque after 16 years, in 2014. However, he stumbled upon an opportunity with Norwegian Cruise Lines which led to a fortuitous partnership with Joyce Arbucias and The Imagination House in Orlando, where he has been a Producer of Live Entertainment for the past 3½ years.