Well known for her nasal voice and rapid-fire laugh, Drescher noted that the role of the sorceress is a non-singing part. But fans won’t be disappointed: Her trademark laugh will make it into the show. “Undoubtedly,” she said. “I really didn’t know that they wanted me to sound like me, but they said, ‘Of course!’ Here I’m thinking I’m going to stretch, but no chance of that.”
The production, which runs May 7 through May 10 and will be broadcast May 8 nationwide on PBS, also stars Gabriel Byrne, Marin Mazzie, Nathan Gunn and Christopher Lloyd.
This story "Fran Drescher’s Musical Debut" was written by Sarah Kricheff.