Friday, October 31, 2014

Broadway Ladies: Ms. October 2014: Charlotte d'Amboise

Ms. October 2014
Charlotte d'Amboise

WHY SHE'S MS. BROADWAY: You know I love a real Broadway baby.  Ms. October is the real thing.  She's originated roles; she's been a replacement.  She's been in the ensemble, and she's been the lead.  Flops or hits, she's done it all. She got her start as the mysterious Siamese cat, Cassandra, in Cats, and went on to show off her triple-threat skill set in such shows as Song and Dance (with her brother, Christopher) and the infamous Carrie. She earned her first Best Actress Tony Award nomination when she played, among other things, Peter Pan and Anita, in Jerome Robbins' Broadway, and her second for A Chorus Line in the iconic role of Cassie.  In between nods, she took on three revivals and a Best Musical - Damn Yankees (a very becoming Lola), Company (Kathy in 1995), Chicago (many, many, many times as Roxie Hart) and Karen Ziemba's replacement in Contact.  I have to say I really admire her for being a true pro and trouper when she took over as Charity Hope Valentine so that the revival of Sweet Charity could keep going while its star was healing a broken foot.  These days, she's still kicking high and seducing audiences with her sexy smile and sultry Fosse moves in the Tony-winning revival of Pippin.  And being married to another Broadway baby, Terrence Mann, doesn't hurt either.  No wonder Charlotte d'Amboise is Ms. Broadway!

Candids and Head Shots

The whole family!

Song and Dance

with brother Christopher

Jerome Robbins' Broadway

Damn Yankees




Her Contact co-stars and her dad, Jacques!
Sweet Charity

A Chorus Line



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