Sutton recalled auditioning for the role of “star-to-be” for the 90’s revival of Annie wearing a crazy dress, foam shoes with Velcro laces (?) and singing the title song from Oklahoma! She didn’t have a headshot or resume. And this wasn’t her first audition nor her first job. She had already done the national tour of The Will Rogers Follies and played Sandy in Grease on Broadway. Her headshot and resume were packed in a box somewhere so she didn’t bring it. After she sang, there was an akward pause…then they told her to come back but, get a different dress/shoes, sing a different song and bring a headshot and resume. Naturally, she immediately got her photos done…at Woolworths. That’s right, she went to the high-end photo area of Woolworths and came back to the audition with a crazy 3x5 shot of herself and, since she didn’t have a computer and apparently they were none to be found in the entire of city of New York, she also brought along a resume that was handwritten. Cut to: She got the part.

Craziest Onstage Blooper aka Jess LeProtto is a Mofo Superstar.

  • Aaron Albano: ‘Til the day I die, it will be the day Jess LeProtto fell off the front of the stage during the paper turns, then dove back up onstage without missing a beat to button the number.
  • Tommy Bracco: When Jess LeProtto fell in the pit, but jumped out just in time for the button of the number. That boy became a legend that day.
  • Evan Kasprzak: Jess LeProtto falling into the orchestra pit after doing amazing paper turns in “Seize the Day,” then doing a dive roll out of the pit into the final pose.