Sara Bareilles has added another creative hyphen to her artistic resume. From being a singer-songwriter and six-time Grammy nominee, Sara is now a theater actress. Last year, she had her Broadway debut (as a composer) with “Waitress.” “Waitress” has opened a lot of doors for her, including a stint in acting. She plays the lead role of Jenna Hunterson, which was previously brought to life by Jessie Mueller, a Tony Award-winner.
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While Sara is a Broadway newcomer, she has auditioned for some plays. She has always dreamt of being in the acting spotlight, and now she is living her dream with “Waitress.”
Sara has consulted a lot of singer-turned-actors for her Broadway debut. She asked for advice from Jennifer Nettles, a singer who played the role of Roxie Hart in “Chicago,” and Josh Groban, who is currently starring in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.”
“Waitress” is adapted from an Adrienne Shelly film released in 2007. It's about a waitress who does wonders with baking but is unhappy with her marriage. Sara’s score for the musical has earned her a Tony nomination in 2016.
Sara became a household name with the release of her 2007 song, “Love Song,” and has had three full-length studio albums and sold out shows worldwide. She also made her writing debut with “Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far).”
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