I haven’t sung three Piangi’s in a row since I lost my voice doing the role back in February.
Not going to lie, I was a bit terrified when I got the call. I didn’t know what was going to come out of my mouth, even with the month of voice therapy and a new-ish singing technique. To my pleasant surprise, it went very well.
The High C was there and my larynx didn’t explode on stage like it did two months ago. Okay…it didn’t really explode, but you get the idea.
After the first scene (and the High C of Doom), I felt so relieved that my voice was actually working again. I’d say my voice is about 85% of where it usually is, and in all honesty, I didn’t think I’d be able to sing the role so soon considering the how messed up it was two months ago. These things do happen, I suppose.
PiangiMania has returned to the Majestic. WOOOOOO!
FACT: The name ‘PiangiMania’ is something I came up with. I love pro-wrestling and I figured that since I’m an understudy and what not, I’d have a little fun with it every time I get to on and be a ham.