In the Broadway hit Waitress, Glee alum Jenna Ushkovitz now stars as Dawn, the role that indie actress-director-writer Adrienne Shelly created for herself in the original movie. Here, Ushkovitz sheds light on some of the culinary aspects of her latest showbiz endeavor.
While you’re best known for Glee, you’re no stranger to Broadway. You were in Spring Awakening and, a decade before that, The King and I. But did you ever have a period when you had to waitress yourself?
Oh yeah. I waitressed and bartended at Quality Meats in New York for almost two years. It was during my senior year in college and into my “really unemployed graduate” life.