It's miss Motormouth Maybelle, back to join us for the 15th Annual Cabaret Fundraiser! We're excited to welcome Angela Henderson to the stage for Cabaret. Read on to get to know Angela - did you know she's a professional singer? LA: What was the first show you were involved with at Lyric Arts? Angela: Hairspray was my first show at Lyric Arts, and I played Motormouth Maybelle.
LA: How has Lyric Arts changed your life? Angela: Lyric Arts helped me to remember that my acting career started in the community, and I love giving back.
LA: What is the best part about being in a show at Lyric Arts? Angela: Since I sing professionally, for me, it’s a humbling experience.
LA: Without giving too much away, what do you feel are the "wow" elements of the Cabaret Fundraiser? Angela: Since this will be my first one, I really can’t say. I’m just thrilled to be a part of it.
LA: What three words best describe Lyric Arts? Angela: Quaint, growing, and a community embracing great talent.
LA: What is a dream show that you’d love to see produced on the Main Street Stage? Angela: Wicked would be awesome!
LA: What has been your favorite experience at Lyric Arts? Angela: Working with such talented cast and staff who are fast learners and kind hearted.
LA: Will you tell us a little bit about yourself? Angela: I am a former member of the Grammy Award Winning group “Sounds of Blackness” who had vocal surgery in 2005, and the doctor said I would probably never sing like I used to. So with my God-given talents, I have proven the doctor wrong, and I will share my gift every chance I get.
LA: Can you give us a clue to which number you’ll be performing in the Cabaret? Angela: The Wizard of Oz.
LA: Do you ever get stage fright? Angela: Yes! If I didn’t, arrogance would take over, and that’s not me.
LA: What is your biggest acting goal? Angela: To perform with or for Tyler Perry.
LA: Who is your favorite actress/actor? Angela: I don’t really have a favorite, but I enjoy movies with Nicolas Cage in them.
LA: What are your favorite plays? Angela: The Color Purple and Wicked.
LA: Can you share any special ‘tricks of the acting trade?’ Angela: Be true to your craft, and never let anyone steal your Joy!