Lindsey Blivin is our Laner of the Week!

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Originally from Nashville, Lindsey is a southern girl at heart! She fell in love with Musical Theatre at a young age and hasn't looked back. She began pursuing her dreams right away and later went on to earn her B.F. A degree in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Oklahoma. Since graduating Lindsey has gone on several national tours including The Wizard of Oz! She now resides in NYC still living out her dreams. Outside of performance Lindsey enjoys yoga, running, afternoon tea, hiking and traveling. She is also involved in Vocal Ease, a nonprofit that provides singing entertainment to senior citizens. To check out more about Lindsey head to her website! Fun Fact: Lindsey has been to all but 2 states in the US -Hawaii and Oregon! I LOVE to travel! She has performed on tour in 42 states! (Alaska twice which is one of her favorite stops.) Her most recent theatre job was performing in the musical JEKYLL & HYDE (in English) in South Korea, where she met her amazing boyfriend, Ryan Faino.

What was your favorite ML gig?

Anything at Brookfield Place! Such nice people and what an awesome space!

What do you love about the Lane?

The people! Wonderful, wonderful people that work with ML! Professional, kind, hard working and fun! They really take care of us and make sure we have everything we need to go out and do our best at any and all events! I love what they stand for. They set us up for success so beautifully.

What do you do outside the Lane?

Musical Theatre! :-) The live arts! But I am also passionate about visual arts as well. I work part-time at the MoMA- The Museum of Modern Art in Midtown.

What would the title of your autobiography be?

'Where Will I Be Today?' NYC has taken me on so many cool adventures, meeting many awesome people and doing and seeing such neat things! I am grateful for each day and what it will bring my way!

What is your go-to coffee order?

Iced coffee with soy milk in the summer from Kinship Coffee in Astoria and a warm non-fat Chai from Starbucks in the winter! You can't beat yummy cinnamon and cloves during the colder days!

What is the last book you read or movie your watched?

'The Intent to Live' by Larry Moss, the second time! It's a fabulous acting book and helpful in all aspects of life.

What song best describes you & why?

AH! This is a hard one! Probably something musical theatrey. 'Anything Can Happen If You Let It' from MARY POPPINS. I truly believe we all have amazing strength and power within ourselves to soar.

What’s the most useless talent you have?

Um....I know the presidents song and the states song? I also know all the state capitals and love English/Tudor history and kind of love to talk about it in my spare time.

Describe the best museum/gig/play/game you’ve ever been to.

I about died when I saw WOLF HALL, Parts One & Two, on Broadway in 2015. I went by myself and had to cover my month during the performance so I didn't make audible gasps or say anything out loud. The most amazing acting I've ever seen.

What’s your morning ritual like?

Coffee or tea with Ryan, water our plants, say hi via text or phone to both of my parents and a deep breathe to open myself up for the day! And breakfast, of course!

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

All the shows I've done and the places they have taken me! I've done 5 National/International tours. But of course, my family and the amazing friends I've made over the years. And Ryan. :-)

Chocolate or fruity candy?

Ryan and I went to Australia and New Zealand last year. The most amazing places I've ever been!!!

Favorite rainy day activity?

Cuddle and movies, with popcorn!

If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete?

Figure Skating! I love how they dance across the ice with such grace and ease.

When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?

A hug from Ryan, a cup of tea and a blueberry scone, some journaling and a good deep breathe.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Be me and let it be. I have control over my choices, actions and words. Then let everything else go. We are all going through something. Give everyone around you (including yourself) some grace and the benefit of the doubt.

As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?

An Olympic gymnast, actually. I'm a little too tall for that! (Almost 5'7) Then I transitioned to dance!