MS. JANUARY 2014ANIKA LARSEN
WHY SHE'S MS. BROADWAY: She's been an actress that I've seen several times in all different venues, and I have always enjoyed her work.She's a career stage actor that can do it all - comedy, camp, drama, sing, dance, roller skate and have puppet sex.I've seen her off-Broadway in Miracle Brothers, on tour and on Broadway in Avenue Q, and on Broadway in Xanadu.And I am looking forward to seeing her in Beautiful. But I have to admit that it was her moving, inspiring story as told by AN;KA LARSEN herself on Broadway.com ().It says it all about the woman and the Broadway community.It also explains why she is the perfect MS. BROADWAY for JANUARY 2014.
* She grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
* She studied acting at Yale.
* She's one of ten kids of, as she describes it, "all different races and countries," some adopted.
MORE FUN FACTS:
* Her professional debut came when she joined the L.A. Company of RENT, and she later made her Broadway debut in the same show.
* She likes to say that she's the only person to be in the original casts of both Xanadu and Zanna, Don't!
* She's appeared in the National Tour, Broadway and off-Broadway Companies of Avenue Q.
IN RENT AS MAUREEN AND MRS. COHEN
CHECK HER OUT IN CUT COSTUMES FROM ALL SHOOK UP(CHECK OUT A YOUNG CHEYENNE JACKSON, TOO!)
AS KATE MONSTER IN AVENUE Q
XANADU AND ZANNA, DON'T!
STILL MORE FUN FACTS:
* Her family was the subject of an autobiographical musical called Shafrika, The White Girl, in which she also starred.
* Among her regional credits was Paper Mill Playhouse's Godspell, and Signature Theatre's The Boy Detective Fails.
* Just before Beautiful, she was in the cast of Disaster!
* Her most recent off-Broadway appearances include Unbroken Circle, Closer Than Ever, Myths and Hymns, and How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes.
* Now, she and Mr January play couple Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
SHAFRIKA, THE WHITE GIRL
GODSPELL, THE BOY DETECTIVE FAILS
TOP TO BOTTOM: UNBROKEN CIRCLECLOSER THAN EVERMYTHS AND HYMNS
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
MR. AND MS. JANUARY 2014: BEAUTIFUL TOGETHER!
CHECK OUT HER TERRIFIC WEBSITE .