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I Hope I Get It: Stories From the Audition Room With Heather Headley

How the Color Purple star became Audra McDonald's #2…and without having to cancel her date with the football team. logo

For most, when you're young and hungry you'll put up with some poor behavior in an audition room. Not Heather Headley. The Tony-winning Aida vet and current Color Purple star recounted an audition she had during her senior year in college that made her blood boil. Fortunately for her, the combination of chutzpa and killer pipes will land you the gig no matter what.