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    Posted February 2017

AEA’s GYPSY ROBE®

A Historic 65-Year Backstage Tradition on Broadway

Everybody Loves MaryAnn!  MaryAnn Hu receives the Gypsy Robe for Sunday in the Park with George

"I think (the Gypsy Robe®) is a wonderful tradition that recognizes the wonderful work ensemble actors give to a production.  I was completely surprised and caught off guard. I remember hearing Matt Wall say my name, but I thought 'No, did he really just say that??'  Then I was quickly overwhelmed by the whole thing. Sunday in the Park with George is very much an ensemble piece, and I am so proud to share the stage with each and every person in the building. I was so honored to be the recipient and felt much love and support from the Sunday family—which is, in essence, what the show is about: family and creating art. What also makes this extra special is that I am part of a cast which is completely ethnically diverse. In addition, it is particularly moving to me that the show I will have the privilege of turning the robe over to will be Miss Saigon, the show in which I made my Broadway debut. It made it all the more meaningful for it to come full circle."

 


Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

First Broadway Credit: Miss Saigon (2000)

Professional Training:  CSUN, The Wynn Handman Studio, The Upright Citizens Brigade

Year Joined Equity: 1995

How I Got My Equity Card: On the second national tour of Miss Saigon

Number of Broadway Chorus Contract Credits: 4

Fun Fact: "Sometimes I can be seen around town improvising a 20-minute musical based off a one word suggestion with the improv team 'Baby Grand.'"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moments from the Gypsy Robe® Ceremony

MaryAnn Hu does the ceremonial three laps around the stage.


MaryAnn Hu with fellow cast members of Sunday in the Park with George.


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