Thanks to Latin School of Chicago alumni Noah Isackson I got to kick off the summer with a nice highlight in Chicago Magazine’s July issue: Chicago’s 25 High Profile Singles. (!!!!?!!!!?!)
I got the call from Noah on a Tuesday afternoon and he explained that thanks to a highlight in Latin’s alumni magazine he wanted to nominate me for the article. (Go Romans!) A month later I got an email saying I had been selected. “This should be fun,” I thought to myself, and it totally was.
The interview was done by phone, the first time I have ever really done a phone interview, and lasted about 2 hours. (y’all know I’m chatty). Nolan asked me everything from what my fave hangs were, what drives me as an actress, to what I am looking for in a guy (to be decided.)
I was photographed with the very lovely interior design mogul Krisin Petro. Wardrobe was nautical, light and fun. Additionally hair and makeup artist Krystyn Johnson has to be one of the best professionals I have ever worked with. She was so versatile and ready for any challenge.
Maria Ponce, fashion and commercial photographer rocked.
Special thanks to the team at Chicago Mag, my family and Gray Talent Group without whom I would not have received any attention for my efforts over the past four years in theatre and television. Pick up a copy at a local store now!
A little while back we posted that there was an exciting announcement coming up. Well, after getting the official paperwork we are really excited to say that this winter Whitney will be joining the cast of Love Lass and What I Wore directed by Karen Carpenter and based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. The show will be running at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago through December 7th.
The show has featured actresses like Rosie O’donnell, Fran Drescher, Tichina Arnold, Emmanelle Chirqui and many more. This was one of those bookings you feel really proud of: waking up early and crashing an Equity call, waiting in line for hours, finally being seen, and getting called back. It reminds you that if you see something you believe is fit for you, go after it. This will be Whitney’s first Broadway in Chicago show. Stay tuned for behind the scenes access and more information!
Thanks so much to everyone who tuned into the Playboy Club on NBC last night! Next week the plot thickens and there will be more bunnies, more music and a lot more drama.
Recently Whitney stopped by the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place to check out the scene and it was looking as beautiful as ever. Soon we will be announcing some very exciting news so check in! Here is another shot of the outside of the theatre.
Here are some pics of the lovely cast of Spunk. Rehearsals have been going great and we will be moving onto the stage soon! Show opens September 8th.
Here is Kelvyn Bell, guitarist, vocalist and travellin’ man. He has played with David Bowie, Anthony Kiedis and many more.
Michael Pogue and Chris Boykin