Ep256 – Sierra Boggess: Exploring Relationships

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With the recent passing of Lucy Simon, playing the role of Lily Craven in “The Secret Garden” is both special and bittersweet for Sierra Boggess and the rest of the cast. Despite people telling her to switch to vocal performance, Sierra stayed as a musical theatre major so she can “graduate a triple threat.” She recalls how she got to do Phantom in Las Vegas which changed the trajectory of her career. She considers leaning into acting as the most important aspect no matter what you’re doing and always considers her character’s need at the moment to help her with how she’s going to sing or dance. Being a part of “The Secret Garden” now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, Sierra talks about the different messages of the show, her relationship with Lucy and how they’re honoring her, and the contrast between working with adults and kids. She also gets real about her beliefs, her relationship with fans, knowing what your truth is and why you shouldn’t let anyone take your love of performing away.

Sierra Boggess is an Olivier-nominated actress who made her Broadway debut in 2007, originating the role of Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” wherein she received Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. She’s also best known for her re-inventing the coveted role of Christine Daae in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera”. In fact, Lord Webber himself went on record to say that she’s the best Christine. Her other stage credits include “It Shoulda Been You”, “School of Rock”, “Master Class”, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”, and “Music in the Air”. She also starred in London West End’s “Les Miserables”, and “Love Never Dies”. Currently, Sierra is playing Lily Craven in “The Secret Garden” at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre.

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