Meet Sandy Rosenberg, Sister Mary Lazarus, in Sister Act!
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and am a product of the NYC Public School system. I was the valedictorian of my 6 girl after school Hebrew School class which makes it all the more fun to be Sister Mary Lazarus. I attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY.
I believe I've always wanted to perform…from singing ‘RED RED ROBIN’ on top of a piano in the Catskills at age 5 to imitating TV commercials, to school plays. At synagogue, around 6th grade, I did move into the role of Tevye from Yente in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF when Tevye had too much homework. I was also the Fiddler as I took 50 cent violin lessons every Tuesday. We also did THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the temple but because it was an orthodox temple, they rewrote history and there were no nuns….and I, as the rabbi’s wife sang CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN….and Maria became Miriam…it could happen.
I auditioned for the Broadway company of SISTER ACT a couple of times and played Mary Lazarus at Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. This is my fourth show at WBT. I was Carlotta in PHANTOM, performed in one of the Christmas shows, and played Flo Manero in Saturday Night Fever last year. I Love the people who work at WBT. It feels like a family after all these years.
I saw the movie of Sister Act when it first came out and probably in bits and pieces since. If it’s a good adaptation I think it’s a great idea to bring Musical Theatre to the screen & vice versa. This musical is a good adaptation of the original film.
I’ve been going to the theatre since I was 5….there are too many favorite shows to mention or even think about. I Would love to play Mrs. Lovett in SWEENEY TODD. (one of my favorite shows….along with CANDIDE, HAMILTON, MAME…..)
When not on stage, I love to cook, travel, do photography…hang out with the husband and the dog.
Sandy (l) as Sr. Mary Lazarus with Zuri Washington (r) as Deloris