Erin Sullivan’s admiration for Marilyn Monroe began five years ago when she was chosen by Tony Award-winning playwright Mark Medoff to originate the role of Marilyn in his last play MARILEE AND BABY LAMB: THE ASSASSINATION OF AN AMERICAN GODDESS. Sullivan dove into the role and connected with Marilyn on such an emotional level that she penned her own one-woman show. That show, WITH LOVE, MARILYN opens at Temple Theatre in Sanford on September 6th. Hear what she has to say about becoming Marilyn on the RDU on Stage performing arts podcast.
About the Guest
Erin Sullivan built her career playing the favorite blonde bombshells of the musical theatre repertoire. Sullivan performed around the country in the National Tours of HAIRSPRAY as Amber Von Tussle in over 300 performances, as Frenchy in GREASE, and in THE WEDDING SINGER and SHREK. She recently appeared in the developmental lab of a new musical HAZEL: A MAID IN AMERICA directed by the legendary Lucie Arnaz and choreographed by Chet Walker. Sullivan developed and originated the role of Marilyn Monroe in a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright Mark Medoff entitled MARILEE AND BABY LAMB: THE ASSASSINATION OF AN AMERICAN GODDESS which had its premiere at the Rio Theatre in Las Cruces, NM. In 2014, she released her first book entitled ‘Theatrical Baggage’ – a manual, workbook, and bible on how to survive a National Tour and Other Gigs. Sullivan attended the esteemed American Musical and Dramatic Academy and is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association.
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‘I Wanna Be Loved By You’ – Words and music by Herbert Stothart, Harry Ruby, and Bert Kalmar, BMG/Firefly, Morris Edwin H. & Co., Ruby Harry Music Co., and Warner Bros., Inc., ASCAP, used with permission.
‘Bye Bye Baby’ and ‘Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend’ – Words and music by Jule Stein and Robin Leo, Music Sales Corp, ASCAP, used with permission.