Jaidyn, 11; Los Angeles, CA
Plays: Standby for Annie, Pepper, Duffy and July
Best part of being on Broadway: Even though I’m a standby, they include me in everything. I’ve done Annie three times before, so I’m very familiar with the show. I played Kate once and Annie twice, but I really like doing different things. I step in for the girls when they’re in rehearsals or fittings, so I can be Duffy or July whenever I want.
On Sandy: Even the dog has an understudy. We call it a “doggerstudy.” We just came up with that name a couple of days ago. Sunny and Casey like licking me, and now my own dog’s jealous. He’s trying to be extra cute.
Favorite place to get pizza: Patzeria in midtown! You can get the Grandma pizza—it’s all garlic. It’s a hole-in-the wall spot—nothing fancy, and it’s cheap. It’s not like $50 for two slices.—Lindsey Thomas