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'Les Miz' Opportunity

Soap Star Catherine Hickland -- The "Loving" star has her sights set on becoming a Broadway songstress

Catherine Hickland, who plays Tess on ABC's Loving, used to confine her singing to the shower. But after seeing Les Miserables 17 times, Hickland, 38, who hadn't so much as sung karaoke, decided she wanted to become a songbird — and on Broadway, no less. Even her husband, All My Children's Michael Knight (Tad), was skeptical. ''He said, 'You want to sing on Broadway? That's nice, honey,' '' Hickland recalls. But last week, after months of lessons, she began a three-month stint as Fantine in Les Miz. ''This is without a doubt the most fun I've ever had,'' she says, ''and the hardest thing I've ever done.'' How will the singing soap star measure her success on the Great White Way? ''As long as I don't fall into the orchestra pit, I'll be happy.''

Originally posted Jan 27, 1995 Published in issue #259 Jan 27, 1995 Order article reprints

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