For today's "Musical Monday," I will be writing a little about about seeing Billy Tighe (pronounced TIE) in "Pippin." The day that I saw the show happened to be a day that Billy was on as Lewis, a somewhat small role, but a very entertaining and potential scene stealer! Billy played Fiyero in the 2nd National Touring Company of Wicked from April 2012- April 2013.
Tighe as Fiyero
Billy was fantastic in the role. While Lewis doesn't sing a whole lot, the few places that he did were fantastic. He has a really excellent voice, and I have heard great things about his Pippin and Fiyero! I hope to catch him playing one of them someday. He was very funny in his scenes with Charlotte d'Amboise and he and Matthew James Thomas played well off each other in their relatively few scenes together. The line that got many laughs from the audience was "Lewis is strong and...stupid." Billy played those aspects up well, Lewis is just a character and every single facial expression, flip of hand, dance move and costume emphasized that heavily.
Hi Wicked fans! This website opened in June 2007, when I decided that since several people seemed not to enjoy my constant talking about and obsession with the show, I would put some of that passion and talkativeness online in the form of a fan blog! And I am glad I did! Flying High earned the Official Wicked Seal of Approval in August of 2009. In addition, it was honored by Wicked on October 23, 2013 in the "30 Days of Flight" event in celebration of Wicked's 10th Anniversary on Broadway, two qualifications that I am very proud of. I hope you enjoy it!
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Fiyero- Ashley Parker Angel
The Wizard- P.J. Benjamin
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Dr.Dillamond- Chad Jennings
Standby for Elphaba- Mariand Torres
Standby for Glinda- Libby Servais
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My name is Kyle, I am 22 years old, and a recent graduate of the Arts Administration program at Penn State University. I have seen Wicked a very embarrassing number of times across the cities of NYC, Buffalo, Toronto, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Toledo, Rochester, Chicago and London.
This site was founded in June 2007 at age 11 as a way to keep involved in the Wicked world and not annoy everyone I met by constantly talking about it, and shortly after, it ended up blowing up. In 2009 it won the Official Wicked Seal of Approval, awarded to a limited number of Wicked fan sites. In 2013, it was recognized by Wicked's Facebook/Twitter page in honor of their 30 Days of Flight, celebrating the show's 10th Anniversary on Broadway.
In the Summer of 2016, I worked as a Creative Strategy intern with Situation Interactive in New York. It is my goal to return to NYC and work in the world of theatre.
I love Wicked but I also love other musicals! I am a really big fan of Next to Normal, Waitress, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Dogfight, and many many others. I perform constantly, my favorite recent roles being Aaron in First Date, Moritz in Spring Awakening and Bernstein in Dogfight at PSU.
In addition, I love non musical theatre music as well. I am obsessed with Billboard Magazine and I love pop, rock, country, r&b, urban, dance, and so many different styles of music! If you love Kelly Clarkson, you would probably be a good friend of mine. Huge Mirfanda. In addition, I love skiing, playing tennis, and working out every day.
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