Although Bruno has, even at 25 years of age, racked up considerable experience in musical theater, this is her first Broadway gig. It has been a dream for hers since she was six years old. Les Miz was the first Broadway show that she ever saw and may have been the deciding factor in the direction she would take in her life. She grew up singing songs from the show and always desired to play the part of Epinone herself one day. She took on the role of Marina Cooper in 2004 at the same time that she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. With her extensive training in dance, voice and acting she has appeared to the delight of theater audiences in productions in and around the Columbus area over the past several years. Juggling a demanding Broadway stint and her role on GL will be very demanding for her, but we're sure that she's up for it. Soaps.com congratulates Mandy!