This months performer of the month is Erika Henningsen! I first discovered Erika when I fell in love with the Mean Girls Musical as she was the Original Broadway Cady! Prior to being in Mean Girls Erika had already been in lots of popular shows including Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Les Mis, Showboat and Carousel.
Erika’s Cady was one of the reasons I fell in love with the musical as much as I have, When I think of Cady I don’t think of Lindsay Lohan I think of Erika. Erika brings such love and heart to the role in a way that we hadn’t seen it in the movie. I would have love to have seen Erika as Cady but she graduated from playing her at the end of January, whilst I’m sad I won’t get the chance to see her Cady in person, I treasure all the memories she gave me and the rest of the fans.
Erika has the most gorgeous floaty vocals that you just can’t help but fall in love with, they’re really soft yet so powerful at the same time! Erika has done some really amazing musicals so but some roles that I’d love to see her in are: Roxie from Chicago, Beverley from Come From Away, Cathy in The Last 5 Years and Anya in Anastasia!
Can’t believe I’m saying this but I actually got to Zoom with Erika! It was one of the most surreal experiences and she was incredibly incredibly sweet! She even checked out this blog!