The polymath life is the one we all should live.
Just ask actress/singer/Broadway star Laura Dreyfuss, whose debut solo single has been a long time coming. After mainstream success with Glee (playing Madison McCarthy in Season 6), the Tony-winning Once musical, and the Grammy-snatching critical smash Dear Evan Hansen, Dreyfuss—under the name Loladre—has finally taken the plunge.
The Pope-featuring "Be Great," she tells Complex, began as a "love letter" of sorts to her group of art-forward friends. "All of us know what it's like to be struggling artists and it sometimes feels impossible," she said. "I think it's for anyone who's ever had a dream and was told no. I wanted to start writing music because I was inspired by the fans of my Broadway show. I've gotten countless letters and stories from fans telling their truth and I've been so inspired by their honesty. It's really a celebration of the theater community as a whole."
Stream "Be Great," which seemingly contains a nod to DJ Khaled's Philosophy of They, below via SoundCloud:
Next up, Dreyfuss will star alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy's new Netflix comedy The Politician. The series was given a straight-to-series two-season order from the streaming service back in February. Murphy, of course, co-created Glee with Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. The trio is also behind The Politician.