Meet LA CARLOTTA, Sandy Rosenberg!
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and am a product of the NYC Public School system. I attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. My parents always loved going to Broadway shows and I inherited that love
I believe I 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 moved 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 at school. But I never got accepted into the grade school talent shows. Hmmmm.
I’ve been aware of PHANTOM since 1994 when I performed the role of Carlotta at La Mirada Civic Light Opera, the Southern California premiere of the show. I reprised the role right here at WBT in 2007. I love this version. I feel the audience gets to know and understand the Phantom without all the spectacle.
This is my fifth show at WBT. First was Carlotta in PHANTOM, next HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, the Christmas show, Flo Manero in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER last year and most recently Sister Mary Lazarus in SISTER ACT. Love the people who work at WBT. It feels like a family after all these years.
I’ve been going to the theatre since I was 5….too many favorite shows to mention or even think about. Would love to play Mrs. Lovett in SWEENEY TODD....one of my favorite shows, along with CANDIDE, HAMILTON, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the current production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and of course PHANTOM
When not on stage, I love to cook, travel, do photography…hang out with the husband and the dog.
with Kilty Reidy (as Alain Cholet)