who: Kaye Tuckerman
where: I’m originally from Manly (Sydney, Australia), but I moved to New York via Nairobi, Kenya, though a US national tour playing the lead in Mamma Mia! has got in the way of the resettling.
what: I perform in musicals and cabaret. I also design films and TV shows in East Africa.
why: I heard it said once that ‘you don’t choose what you do, it chooses you.’ I stand by that.
how: An epiphany when I was eight-years-old led me to believe I could be ‘Annie’. While I now think my chances of playing ‘Annie’ are now well and truly gone, study, life experience, hard work, blood, sweat, tears, passion, and tenacity have led to my current state of being.
anything you’d like to brag about?
In terms of recent successes, playing the lead role of ‘Donna’ in the North American Tour of Mamma Mia! is thrilling. I have been a huge ABBA fan since I was a kid, so to sing their songs every night for the next year is a great honour indeed. I also love working with the kids in the Mathere Slum in Nairobi. Both fill the soul to the brim.