Performer Stuff Presents “In the Holding Room” Industry Podcast Episode 18
Written by: Christiaan Abbott
June 11, 2021
Performer Stuff continues with episode 18 of the podcast “In the Holding Room.” The podcast, hosted by Christiaan Abbott, features industry insiders and Broadway professionals to help you crush your next audition! New episodes drop on Performer Stuff every Wednesday.
Two time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes is in our “Performer Spotlight” and she talks to us about auditioning for Sandy, her Broadway debut, in front of millions of people in the NBC reality show Grease: You’re The One That I Want, as well as the critically acclaimed South Pacific at the Lincoln Center Theater.
Intro to this Episode
In this episode of “In The Holding Room” Princess Month continues with the performer Laura Osnes. She rose to stardom after winning NBC’s reality tv competition Grease: You’re The One That I Want, earning her the role of Sandy in the Broadway revival of Grease at the age of 21. She quickly became the go-to ingenue of the Great White Way, starring as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes, Bonnie Parker in Bonnie & Clyde (Tony-Award nomination), Cinderella in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony-Award nomination), and most recently, Julia Trojan in Bandstand, which was professionally filmed and released in movie theaters via Fathom Events.
Osnes has charmed audiences across the nation in three Hallmark Channel original movies, One Royal Holiday (2020), A Homecoming For The Holidays (2019), and In The Key Of Love (2019). She has also been seen on television in Fosse/Verdon (F/ X), Dynasty (CW), and Elementary (CBS).
Her crystal clear and powerful soprano regularly graces symphony halls and cabaret venues around the globe, including filmed performances with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Live from Lincoln Center (PBS), A Capitol Fourth (PBS), and The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS). She co-created and performs in the popular concert series, Broadway Princess Party, which has toured over 25 cities and garnered over 20 million views on YouTube. In addition to hearing her voice on several original Broadway cast recordings, Laura has two solo albums, “Dream A Little Dream” and “If I Tell You.”
Click on the video below to watch “In the Holding Room” Episode 16