Given the amount of time Broadway actors spend at work, it’s no surprise that they enjoy a good joke—often at a co-worker’s expense! In celebration of April Fool’s Day, Broadway.com asked some of our favorite stars to share their funniest work-related pranks. In some cases, the stars initiated the practical joke; in others, the joke was on them. Read on for true tales of behind-the-scenes tomfoolery.
LIANA HUNT (Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia!)
"Best April Fool's prank? Well, as always, I was on the receiving end. I happen to be very gullible and horrible at pranking people. I was sharing an apartment with one of my best friends, Kevin Metzger, while we were at NYU together studying musical theater. Needless to say, between the two of us, a whole lot of singing, piano playing and rehearsing went down in our apartment. We had a few noise complaints from neighbors, but hadn't taken anything too seriously. On April Fool's Day, Kevin came running into my room with a letter that he claimed was left under our door. I opened the letter to find that we were being evicted due to several noise complaints concerning 'loud singing, piano playing and tap dancing' coming from our apartment. I completely bought it and panicked. Panicked! Kevin got me good."