The critics in London mostly agreed that Miller had owned it, with The Telegraph hailing her "funky, spunky stage presence and great comic timing" and The Times calling her "the show's great plus."
Miller says her character has changed a lot since the London run, as Douglas Carter Beane built on the original book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner. The soundtrack also got reworked and Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks got a chance to shape the material.
"Dolores is a lot more grounded. Whereas in London she was very sassy, now she's just cool," Miller says. "I am loud and brassy sometimes, but there is another side to her as well which is just cool and laid back. And there's a really serious side to her that you see at the end."
Miller, who appeared this winter in a production of "Lost in the Stars" at New York City Center while waiting for "Sister Act" to restart, has moved into a new apartment near Times Square and is ready for her close-up.
"It was always my dream, to do a leading role on Broadway," she says. "It's what I went to college to do. In hopes of one day someone taking a chance on me and saying, 'You know what? You're going to be our girl.'"
So, is she now finally ready to date?
"I don't know, maybe," she says, and then bursts out laughing.
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