Christianne Tisdale made her Broadway debut in 1995 as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, with an unprecedented two days of rehearsal. From then on she has been in a various amounts of Broadway productions including Triumph of Love as Leonide, Titanic as Caroline Neville, a featured actress in I Get A Kick Out Of Blue, and an ensemble member and the understudy of Madame Thenadier in which I recently saw her in! A native of New York, Christianne attended Yale, where she was awarded Distinction in her Major. She resides in NY, is an accomplished Reiki Master likes to spend her free time…freely.
Throughout this episode Tiz and Eryn talk about her multiple varying experiences. She has very detailed memories of her Broadway debuts and her stories on her success in getting different jobs. She tells about her achievement in her music and her film work as well.
Having never really majored or deeply studied in acting, Tiz still believes that she could still be where she is today. However, she says that it all depends on what is needed of that person and what is needed in order to succeed.
Tiz’s parting advice tells the young actors that if there is anywhere else their interest may lie in a career, then do that. Choose that path of the other things you may know how to do. But if this is all it can be, then go for it. Just know that it will be tough. Don’t be afraid to change your mind!
“There is always someone who knows more that you do… find them and learn for them.”
In This Episode:
2:33- When did you even decide that you wanted to be an actor? Did you picture everything that you were going to do today?
5:15- Tis talks about her experience at Yale University.
6:42- How did you get into your Broadway debut of Beauty and the Beast?
12:45- I think I saw where you have credited studying with the Sande Shurin Acting Studio with your ability to take on new roles and nail them… can you tell us more about this?
15:55- …So, what’s it like being a Reiki Master?
19:20- Were your regional theatre credits used as stepping stones to get to Broadway or touring?
21:44- Tell us about your debut CD and how you go about getting your music produced?
25:32- Speaking about promotion, you have a ton of stuff written about you…do you have your own publicist; does your agent do that? Or is it “organic”, you’ve gotten all of this press because of hard work and just “rocking” everything!
27:51- I also saw that you’ve perform all over the world: London’s West End, Europe… Were these opportunities your agent brought you or did you wake up one day and said, “Hmm, think I’ll go perform on a Tour in Europe, maybe even go to Russia”?
30:54- Tell us a little bit about this award winning web series, Wallflowers, where you are both producing and starring in. What exactly is the purpose of a web series?
35:47- How exactly do you balance out all of the things on your plate?
37:22- What is your favorite role you have ever done? What is your dream role?
40:07- Given your experience, should a young actor invest these additional four years of study at University, developing and improving their craft?
44:40- Any last parting advice?