Meet Karmine Alers as Gloria Fajardo in ON YOUR FEET!
I was born and raised in Spanish Harlem at 116th Street and 3rd Avenue. I have two sisters and two brothers. I am the youngest of five.
I always loved watching old movies with my mom and dad. So when a movie about the life of Judy Garland came on, and they called her the little girl with the big voice... I thought to myself, I want to do that one day! I loved her way of performing.
I did the show from Its second reading all the way to the Broadway run. I became a swing on Broadway. When the show closed and went out on tour, I was in the singing ensemble understudying the roles of Gloria Fajardo and Consuelo.
This is my first time here at WBT. I love the stage, cast, crew, and the patrons. All have been welcoming and sweet.
I have so many favorite shows. From Rent, Spring Awakening, Dear Evan Hanson and so many more. I love them all for different reasons. I’d love to play Heidi Hanson in Dear Evan Hanson. She seems like just the right amount of broken.
When I'm not on stage, I enjoy swimming, boating with my boyfriend, watching old movies, and playing word games.
I have all sorts of stuff on my iPod. But my favorite station is Ella Fitzgerald on Pandora. It puts me in a great place.