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Misha Ritter Polomsky


Misha Ritter Polomsky is a local actor whose theater credits include Bets in Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview, Bill Slank in Peter and the Starcatcher, Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Lilith in She Kills Monsters, Phantom in The Rocky Horror Show and Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde. 

Their performance in Hedwig is exemplary. Although Misha’s line load was modest, Misha communicated volumes through a wide range looks and grimaces. But wow can Misha sing! For the most part, Misha backed up Hedwig or pairs with her in duets. But there is one brief scene in which Misha sings a capella Dolly Parton’s soulful ballad “I Will Always Love You” which went to #1 on the Country Music chart in 1974 and again in 1982, when she re-recorded it for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (although most younger folks identify the song with the pop version sung by Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard). It comes at a point where it’s totally unexpected and Misha absolutely slays the number.

January 24, 2019; revised August 13, 2022.

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