I Hope I Get It: Stories From the Audition Room With Heléne Yorke
That's "He-lay-na" to you.
As Heléne Yorke (American Psycho, Bullets Over Broadway) well knows, life is always a little bit harder when you have an acute accent in your name. Even so, she learned navigate a life and Broadway career full of casual pronunciation corrections — that is, until one particular audition went awry. We can now add "saying your own name correctly" to the list of crazy things that can cost you jobs in the theater.