Meet the Women of Newsies
When you think Newsies, I’m sure you picture scores of cute twenty year old boys sashaying across the stage, I certainly do! But, today, we’re going to switch it up and take a look at the fabulous women gracing the stage at Newsies.
Kara Lindsay originated the role of the outspoken Katherine Plumber - an upstart journalist, fighting her way into an industry that would rather she shut her mouth, than share her voice. This role was her Broadway debut.
Liana Hunt is presently playing Katherine Plumber, although she started in the show as Hannah and Smalls.She trained at CAP21 and made her Broadway debut as Sophie in Mamma Mia!
Capathia Jenkins originated the role of Medda. She made her Broadway debut originating the role of Harriet Jackson in The Civil War. She has far too many credits to list here, but I encourage you to check them out on her website.
LaVon Fisher-Wilson plays Medda a newly wealthy performer, and friend to Jack. LaVon made her Broadway debut in The Colour Purple and has created an organization to teach musical theatre to underprivileged children.
Laurie Veldheer originated the role of Hannah and also Smalls. She left the show February 10th, 2013 to play as Millie in Paper Mill’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Molly Jobe plays Hannah, Pulitzer’s secretary and performs in the ensemble as Smalls, a Bronx newsie. She joined the show when Liana Hunt moved up to Katherine Plumber. She made her broadway debut when she was only nine years old!
Julie Foldesi plays a Nun, and in the ensemble. She has released an EP, and a full length album. You can check out her music on her website.
Caitlyn Caughell is a swing, and understudies Katherine Plumber. She has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Music Theater, from New York University. You can see her sing one of my favourite songs, The Girl Who Drove Away, and others, on her website.