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A Soprano Plays 'Cinderella' 

Daily News Features Writer

Jamie-Lynn Sigler plays a Mafia princess on the hit HBO 
series "The Sopranos," specifically, godfather Tony Soprano's 

Tomorrow night, the 19-year-old from Jericho, L.I., turns into a 
fairy-tale princess in the musical "Cinderella," which opens at 
the Theater in Madison Square Garden for a 10-day run.

Jamie-Lynn will be stepping into some well-used slippers as she 
dances at Prince Charming's 21st-birthday ball. Julie Andrews 
played the title role in the original "Cinderella," adapted for 
CBS-TV by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein 2nd in 1957. 
Lesley Ann Warren and Brandy have played it since.
'Sopranos' star Jamie-Lynn Sigler 
Sigler's version is the first time the musical has been done 
onstage. This production originated in March in Louisville, and 
moved to Columbus, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Orlando and New Orleans 
before arriving here.

"I've always done musical theater," Sigler says without a trace 
of the spoiled-rotten Meadow Soprano in her voice. "I've been 
doing it since I was 9."

A veteran of more than two dozen shows, she has worked mostly in 
summer stock, including "The Sound of Music," "Annie," "The 
Wizard of Oz," "The Wiz," "Gypsy" and "The Goodbye Girl." 

The youngest of three children (she has two brothers), Sigler 
says "nobody else in the family seemed interested [in show 
business]. I started taking dance classes when I was little. It 
was when we'd do recitals that I found I just loved being on the 

When she turned 16, her agent sent her to audition for the role 
of Meadow Soprano. She got the part, and thus began a whole new 
career in drama.

Now, she's back singing and dancing

"I guess I was kinda lucky."

But despite all the traveling she has been doing recently, there 
is one place that she is still desperate to visit.

"My mother was born in Cuba," she explains. "Her father's still 
there. I'd like to visit him. He's my grandfather and I've never 
seen him."

Original Publication Date: 5/2/01