Ali Ewoldt is one of Broadway's leading ladies, and was the first Asian woman to play Christine in The Phantom of The Opera on Broadway (and is a DELIGHT!). In this episode, Ali talks about her journey of falling in love with performance and musical theater. We hear how she landed her career-defining roles and what it was like working with some of her idols. As a Filipino, she found a home in the Asian-American theater community and highlights how the tight-knit group supports one another. We also hear about when she was told she "was not Asian enough" for a role, and what she did when she faced this baseless criticism. As our conversation wraps up, Ali sheds light on her 10-year-long journey to playing Christine, why single accomplishments will not make you feel fulfilled, and she also shares some of her tips for getting comfy seeing yourself on Zoom!
Our email this week (51:53) is about how you can best use a lash and brow serum. You will also hear about some other products that will help strengthen those lashes and brows!
Call Outs from the Episode:
“We're all kind of apples and oranges and it only helps when we lift each other up and support each other.” — @aliewoldt [0:27:38]
“Because I am mixed, it's hard to throw me into a casting box. That's a thing that we love to do in musicals and theater, in acting and casting in general.” — @aliewoldt [0:32:48]
“We have an idea of what somebody who's Latino looks like, what somebody who's Asian looks like, and none of these things are monoliths.” — @aliewoldt [0:34:35]
“Comparing is silly. It imagines that we're all capable of looking the same way and achieving the same things and honestly, that would be terribly, terribly boring.” — @aliewoldt [0:48:15]