Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Mandy Gonzalez Interview….
Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice’s, produced by Walt Disney Theatrical was a huge hit at the Palace Theatre On Broadway.
Aida premiered on Broadway on March 23, 2000, running for 1,852 performances until September 5, 2004 (35th longest-running Broadway musical).
Mandy is an American actress and singer, best known for playing the roles of Elphaba and Nina Rosario in the Broadway musicals Wicked and In the Heights, respectively.
She assumed the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway production of Hamilton on September 6, 2016.
We went to meet her at the Palace Theatre during AIDA in 2002…
We went to Broadway to meet the cast…
Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now “Touring Broadway Awards”) and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
The Aida (2000 Original Broadway Cast) Cast recording won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. A song from Aida, “Written in the Stars” (recorded and sung by Elton John and LeAnn Rimes) reached No.2 in the Billboard US adult contemporary music charts, and No.1 in the Canadian contemporary charts.
Aida is the Elton John musical that he never seemed to be totally proud of.
Recorded on Broadway 2002 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio.