In Wicked, Fiyero “dances through life” and gets the leading ladies’ hearts pumping. When he isn’t coming between Elphaba and Glinda in the national tour of the hit musical, Billy Harrigan Tighe needs a place where he can relax. Below, the actor shows off his must-have backstage items. Take a look!
"Food, food, food—a definite must-have in my dressing room! I'm a snacker during the show, so I always have tons of treats to keep me going."
"After eating during the show I always try to keep my breath in check."
"Being on the road and away from my family can be really tough. I always keep a picture of my beautiful bride and my pup around to make each dressing room a little closer to home."
"I'm not sure how many times my water bottle is filled up during the show, but I would imagine it's at least 10 times. Some of the theaters we perform at are really dry and having a good water bottle nearby is a lifesaver."
"The iPad has revolutionized my dressing room experience. I use it constantly while I’m hanging out backstage and its great for keeping me entertained in between shows on the weekends. I'd love to say I’m sophisticated and reading something like War and Peace, but more than likely you'll find me playing Draw Something.”
See Tighe in Wicked at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre through March 10.