STAGE VIEWS: Broadway and Grease Star Taylor Louderman, On Bridges, Les Miserables, If/Then

By Andrew Gans
07 Jun 2014

Taylor Louderman
Taylor Louderman

Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more.

Here, via email, we hear from Broadway singing actress Taylor Louderman, who is currently playing Sandy in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of the hit musical Grease.

What show recently impressed you?
The Bridges of Madison County. I did a reading of the show last year. I was glued to Kelli [O'Hara] and Bart  [Sher], fascinated by their passion and commitment in creating something so powerful. Bart is a dream director, and Kelli is someone I so dearly admire. Happy to see success in the hands of such deserving people, sad to see the show closing. It is full of art and beauty in all aspects; though it is not easy to root for infidelity, you will still be moved. I was honored to work with the team and listen to the music every day, so perhaps I am biased.…

What production are you most excited to see?
Les Miserables. You know, it is a show I’ve seen so many times. It does not get old. I cannot say that of most shows. I’m excited for it to be on Broadway! I appreciated the movie, but I can’t wait to be a part of that audience and really hear the people sing. ;-) I also want to see If/Then. Love me some Tom Kitt; he’s awesome in every way. And support some of my favorite Broadway ladies, Ryann Redmond and Janet Krupin, and Elle McLemore in Heathers.



What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
Ohhh brother…I don’t know. I’ve always loved Aida, Amneris, but I suppose that’s a few years down the road. I wonder when l can graduate from Broadway High School. I would like to try on a more quirky gal. Then, of course, I’d love to see "Tangled" and/or "Frozen" hit The Great White Way! ;-)

What are your current/upcoming projects?
Well, this summer I will be playing Sandy in Grease at Paper Mill Playhouse for a couple months, and then again at the end of the summer at The St. Louis Muny, which is close to home, so I will get to spend time with my family and friends while giving back to the theater community that built me.