Discover Broadway star Jen Sese’s journey to her roles in Hamilton. From her childhood plays to touring experiences, recovery from surgery, and the power of her heritage. Hear about dreams, favorite national parks, and more Beyond the Mic.
We’re joined on the Starline by a Broadway actress and singer. You’ve seen her on Hair, Momma Mia, Dogfight and Carrie. She’s currently touring as Peggy Schuyler / Maria Reynolds in the Broadway tour of Hamilton. We welcome Jen Sese
Jen, let’s go Beyond the Mic. How does it feel to play in the most Tony award nominated production Hamilton? It has to blow your mind!
Compare and contrast your 1st play growing up vs Hamilton?
Your first national tour was in Hair. How did that tour production prepare you for today?
Why do you relate to Peggy?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Favorite of all the National Parks you have visited?
2. You are an avid outdoorsman, why was hiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim on your bucket list?
3. Last time to watch a Michigan football game was when and against who?
4. Best concert / event you saw at Jones Beach?
5. When you were in grade school, did you make or buy your lunch?
6. What magazine would you like to be on the cover of?
7. Best place in the world you have visited that wasn’t part of a tour?
8. Favorite dress from when you were an operations associate at Little Borrowed Dress?
The Back Half:
What went through your mind when you got the call you got the job?
Jen, how has the support of your new husband, congratulations newlywed, help you on the road? He has own issues with New York, New York and you have to get back together after you return.
Three years ago while on tour you spent your birthday in the hospital with an emergency surgery. How did the support of your cast mates help you heal? One moment it’s I’m going to be gone today, maybe tomorrow, would you believe six weeks?
Did your recovery drive you crazy?
You talk about the power of your father, mother and your heritage. How has the support of your parents and your heritage help you?
Do you feel pride to represent your community?
You spend about two weeks in each city touring with Hamilton, what’s the one thing you try to find in each city?
Tour life makes it hard to do what?
What’s your dream role?
What song that isn’t one you sing from Hamilton is your favorite?
How has this musical and this opportunity changed you?
One Big Question:
You have hopes and dreams from when you were a child, with incredible bangs I will say, to now. How has your dreams changed and what do you want for your family’s future?
Where can people find you online?
She was on a horrible bumble date when she got the job, loves hiking Zion National Park, made her lunch growing up and wants to revisit Nepal. Jen Sese wants you to see Hamilton when it comes to a city near you. Jen, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
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