Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, became synonymous when they created the roles of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton in the original 1997 Broadway production of Side Show.
Ripley and Skinner received a joint 1998 Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for their performances in the original Broadway production of Side Show.
Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley
Reprising their sold-out cabaret show “Unattached” at Feinstein’s/54 Below found Genevieve Rafter Keddy there to photograph.
The evening of personal favorites and songs from their stage careers included songs from Side Show, as well as “As If We Never Said Goodbye” and “Two Little Sisters,” was also recorded live and released on the Broadway Records label in 2016. That album captured their “Friendship Medley” of themed showtune duets including “You’ll Never Get Away From Me,” “Friendship,” and “Friends Tiil the End,” along with their version of Jerry Herman’ “Bosom Buddies.”
Ripley won a Tony for her performance in Next to Normal and returned to Broadway in American Psycho.
Skinner appeared in The Full Monty, Dinner at Eight, and James Joyce’s The Dead, and recently returned to Broadway in the Harold Prince retrospective Prince of Broadway.