#173 – Super Swings (feat. Chris Rice)

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It’s been a few years since we shared stories from Broadway’s superheroes: the swings. These actors have some of the most challenging jobs in theatre. “Hero” might not be each of their middle names – but they are definitely the superheroes of Broadway.

Christopher Rice spent more than four years as a swing on the Broadway production of The Book of Mormon, where he covered the seven men in the Mormon ensemble. He’s also toured the country as Baby John in West Side Story and in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Chris has spent this summer as a vacation swing on the soon-to-close Broadway production of Pretty Woman, so we caught him in the middle of his rehearsal process to tell us what the experience has been like. Here’s our conversation…


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