Shoshana Bean has an unbelievable set of pipes, which she has put to good use in the Broadway musicals Wicked and Hairspray, on a benefit cast recording of Hair, the 2000 revival of Godspell and her own solo album, Superhero. Ms. Bean is bringing her unique voice to the hot new nightclub 54 Below September 10 through 15 as the special guest vocalist for Tony winner Jason Robert Brown’s show. Below, Bean talks about her love of the musical Funny Girl (which she needs to star in somewhere!), jamming with Elaine Stritch and smiling to Stevie Wonder.
What record/album was your favorite growing up?
Thriller by Michael Jackson.
What song are you most excited to perform in your show?
“All Things in Time.”
What musical theater track is the most played on your iPod?
“We Do Not Belong Together” from Sunday in the Park with George.
If you can invite any performer onstage for a duet at 54 Below, who would it be?
What musical theater performer from the past do you wish you can collaborate with?
What’s your favorite love song?
“I Want To Be With You” by Aretha.
What song makes you feel sexy?
“Georgia” by Emily King.
What is your favorite workout track?
Don't laugh...the overture to Funny Girl.
What’s the best hidden gem in on your iPod?
A bootleg of Streisand in Funny Girl on Broadway. The whole show!
What song most makes you smile?
“For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder.
Check out Shoshana Bean and Jason Robert Brown at 54 Below September 10 through September 17.