Maren Morris ‘in tears’ over ‘Wicked’ callback after submitting self-recorded audition
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Maren Morris’ Broadway dreams are about to come true! On Thursday, the 32-year-old country music superstar revealed she had been recalled for Nastyafter sending his self-cassette.
“I was called back for Nasty“, she wrote in green letters on her Instagram stories. “I am in tears. What the heck,” she continued before ending with a witch hat emoji.
“The Bones” singer shared a close reaction with her fans in a series of emotional videos posted to her Instagram. “Y’all, I literally don’t care – yes I do – if I go beyond this recall,” she said through tears, shaking sunglasses.
“Because it feels like 14-year-old Maren has to achieve something that was never within her reach, like it never seemed possible.”
She continued, “So thank you for taking this journey with me. We’ll see where it goes. I’m just so happy. I love Wicked. I love Elphaba. I love Kristin Chenoweth. Thank you, Kristin, from inspiring me to pull myself together and send the self-tape.
Morris choked some more before saying, “I don’t know what to say.”
The ‘My Church’ singer also shared the news on Twitter, writing, “I got a call back for Wicked. I am in tears. What the hell.”
Chenoweth – who played Glinda in the original Broadway production of Nasty — reacted to the news. “Come on baby!! I told you you could do it!!! Xoxooxo.
Morris originally shared his desire to audition for the stage production revival in May. A week after sharing that she was going to send in an audition tape – and telling one of her followers that she “strongly identifies as an Elphaba” – the GRAMMY-winning singer shared a snippet of his self-audition tape for his subscribers.
Go ahead baby!! I told you you could do it!!! xoxooxo https://t.co/c6L2sQIfcD
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) August 11, 2022
“Test shot for my self-recorded audition,” Morris wrote. “Dah-ling THEATER EXITS. Honestly, even though I didn’t get the part, it was so much fun and I bought a scary backdrop from Amazon.
In a series of follow-up tweets, Morris shared the difference between her own singing and preparing for the stage. “Also, as a singer of my own music, I can belt, but rarely. Elphie goes from falsetto to full voice in the same word in 2 songs I noticed,” she wrote.
“INTG and No Good Deed, she does that. It’s very technically skilled and I can do it, but the idea of 8 times a week is daunting!
Test shot for my self-recorded audition.
The dah-ling THEATER
IS JUMPING. 💚
Honestly, even though I didn’t get the part, it was so much fun and I bought a scary backdrop from Amazon. 😂🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/1cLze6qFYC
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) May 22, 2022
In May, the “Chasing After You” singer spoke to ET about her Broadway dreams and how Chenoweth encouraged her to audition for the show — after Morris shared his Broadway dreams with her.
“So this week I was like tweeting because I’m going to be filming and auditioning to be on Wicked or Wicked on Broadway and she hit me back on Twitter and she’s like ‘You got that. I know you can do it . So we’ll see. Who knows,” the country singer told ET.
Morris added: “It’s shot in the dark but I think I’d be a good Elphaba for a few months. I wouldn’t embarrass the show. I’d die.”
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