Friday, August 21, 2009


i'm e-moving.


the new blog actually has my name attached to the front of it as opposed to the name of a ride at walt disney world. also, it is much easier to update from my phone. sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


becoming moritz stiefel...

Sunday, August 2, 2009


today is our last day in the nation's capital. these past two weeks really flew by. i still haven't accepted the reality of this tour because it has been a fanciful fantasy of mine for three or four years. and because i have been too busy to give it any thought! we ("we" being the replacements) now know the entire show.

today is also perry sherman's final performance on tour. he has been so wonderful in and out of rehearsals. it is unfortunate that i will never get the chance to perform with perry because he is an incredibly gifted actor and singer. best of luck to him!

text is boring. here are some photos.

hanging out with president lincoln

america's next top model

my shoes that were stolen from broadway

ben during his costume fitting in the city

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


well, i've arrived. and am already having a blast. the current tour cast and crew gave the newcomers a very warm welcome. everyone has been so friendly and fun, in fact, that i am already feeling a little sad about the handful of actors who will be leaving in august!

rehearsals have been so surreal and so ... sweaty. i cannot believe how quickly we are moving through the show. this friday, kayla (swing, u/s wendla and ilse), ben (ernst), john (adult man), and i will be doing a run-through of the first act! speaking of kayla, ben, and john, they are the greatest - charming, kind, hysterical and ridiculously talented. i feel so lucky to be working with them. i'm also pumped to spend the next year with them and, of course, with the original cast members who are staying on board.

i know there are so many other things i wanted to share but all that i can think of is "bitch of living" choreography.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


so the bad news is i have tonsillitis and tendonitis. but the good news is i have tonsillitis and tendonitis NOW and not later. my life, which has been strictly regimented for the past couple of weeks in order to get prepared for rehearsals, is currently filled with relaxation. and i am not complaining.

i also want to announce that i have a twitter! well, i already had a twitter but the username made me feel so unprofessional. as a result, i created a brand new account . . . only to find out that i could have just changed the handle on the old account. i was pretty embarrassed. anyway, HERE IT IS. and to the four people who are following this blog at the moment: thank you!!! i hope this hasn't been extraordinarily dull.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Wednesday, July 1, 2009


is it really july already? i am feeling so anxious now because i will officially be a part of the spring awakening team this month! yesterday i had the chance to speak with abbie strassler, the general manager, and the talk of costume fittings and contracts is so unreal. but it really inspired me to buckle down and get ready for this stupendous opportunity. i have started singing while running in order to prepare for the cardiopulmonary "bitch of living," memorizing lyrics/dialogue, picking out harmonies as best i can, etc.

on a separate note, i just listened to a story on npr about an ocean that may exist on saturn and it made me reeeally want to go into space. i know, i know. who am i? lance bass?