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Pretty, blonde, donned in pink. Becky Gulsvig looks like the title character she plays in the musical version of “Legally Blonde,” but she says she’s only half like Elle Woods. Becky says she’s determined like her. “We have the same spirit.”
That determination took her from understudying the role in the Broadway show to snagging the role in the national tour. The determination has worked hand-in-hand with years of hard work. She made her Broadway debut as Amber Von Tussle in “Hairspray.” She also made stage appearances in “Peter Pan,” “Grease” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
The 26-year-old from Minnesota graduated a year early from high school and moved to New York to follow her dreams, like the character she now plays. These days she is living out that dream, traveling from city to city, as a rising musical theater star.
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