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Award-Winning News Anchor, Michelle Wright, Joins Cast of The Hunchback of Notre Dame
By: Pittsburgh Musical Theater
"I love live theater and especially musical theater!," said Wright. "I'm having a blast being a part of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and I'm so impressed with the talent in the show; there are such powerful voices. I especially love being on stage with my 16-year-old daughter, Ally. I knew it would be a great mother-daughter experience, but during rehearsals I realized I need her help in getting over my stage fright. It's intense up there trying to remember everything so I'm just going to follow Ally's lead."
Wright is no stranger to the spotlight, and has been with WTAE since 1994, covering major stories such as Flight 93, and The G-20 Summit. She has also interviewed Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Sidney Crosby, to name a few.
But even with her high-profile, and very public career, Wright draws a clear line between TV and theater.
"Being in a musical is much scarier than anchoring the news," said Wright.
"The performers deserve a lot of credit for what they do! I'm comfortable writing news stories and then reading from the teleprompter when I'm on set. Being on the stage with a live audience is much more intimidating!
Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame premiers on January 26th at The Byham Theater in Pittsburgh's historic Cultural Distric, and runs through February 5th. For ticketing information, visit http://www.pittsburghmusicals.com or call the Box Office at 412.456.6666