Becky Gulsvig

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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.

Update: Watch the CNN.com Live interview

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26 Responses to Becky Gulsvig

  1. Laura says:

    Did you get the option to play Elle on Broadway when Laura Bell Bundy stepped down, or were you told that role would go to the winner of a reality series on MTV?

  2. Scott says:

    Do you ever get bored performing the same songs night after night?

  3. Scott says:

    When you were the understudy on Broadway, was it hard?

  4. Scott says:

    Did you have to audition for the role in the Legally Blonde tour or was it promised to you for having been the understudy on Broadway?

  5. Scott says:

    If a Broadway show was offered to you tomorrow, would you leave Legally Blonde?

  6. Scott says:

    Knowing that many actors never reach their dream of being on Broadway, what made you decide to take the chance and move to New York? What was your degree in? Did you ever think of doing anything else? What did you do for money while auditioning?

  7. Scott says:

    How do you manage to make it through several shows a week of a production that requires you to dance in almost every scene? Most people would collapse from exhaustion. How do you make it through night after night?

  8. Scott says:

    I hear your husband is on your with you. Does that make being away from home easier?

  9. Scott says:

    What was it like performing at the Tony Awards?

  10. Scott says:

    What’s been the happiest moment of your professional life so far? Of your personal life?

  11. Scott says:

    Do you consider yourself a role model?

  12. Scott says:

    I saw you perform twice on tour when Legally Blonde was in Washington, DC and I met you after a show on December 27th. You were kind enough to take a picture with me and to chat for a few minutes. I don’t get to meet many famous people and meeting you was one of the most memorable moments of my entire life and I can’t thank you enough for being so nice! As someone who was in DC as a tourist and loved it, which city has been your favorite to visit on the tour? Are there any you want to visit?

  13. Scott says:

    How long will Legally Blonde be on the road for and will you be in it for the entire remaining run? What are your plans for after Legally Blonde ends?

  14. Scott says:

    What about acting appeals to you? Did you always want to be an actress?

  15. Scott says:

    Are you close to the previous Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy? Was there competition between you both when you were her understudy?

  16. Scott says:

    Describe the moment when you found out that you got the lead in the touring company of Elle Woods.

  17. Scott says:

    woops, meant as Elle Woods in the previous post, not of Elle Woods.

  18. Scott says:

    Who are your role models or idols and why?

  19. Scott says:

    Where do you see yourself five, ten, and twenty years into the future?

  20. Scott says:

    What’s the most important thing a prospective actor or actress needs to know about Broadway if they wanted to become a star?

  21. Scott says:

    What’s a normal day like for you when you have one or more shows and what do you do when you have a day off?

  22. Scott says:

    Do you miss Minnesota?

  23. SilentBoy741 says:

    Scott, dude, ease up on all the posts for a while. You’re starting to come off as some kind of stalker. It’s a little bit creepy.

  24. GF, Los Angeles says:

    A little? Uh 21 posts by Scott is beyond creepy.

    I’m not sure why Becky rocks…she’s one of many actresses who have fought for their roles…what makes her so special to give her this honor?

  25. Britney says:

    Lmao Scott!
    (: You seem to like this posting thing right? lol.

    Aw Beckys such a cutiee… (:

  26. Billy Murphy says:

    Becky, Great Job as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde & I Want you to play Glinda in Wicked.

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