Broadway star Laura Osnes got fired because she refuses to get vaccinated

Laura Osnes arrives at Good Day NY to promote her new Hallmark movie!

There’s been a lot of talk about football players refusing the Covid-19 vaccine, and how there is a catastrophic amount of vaccine misinformation among younger people. Did you also know that there’s a huge anti-science/anti-Vaxx movement within the evangelical Christian community? It’s true. And it’s disgusting. Speaking of, Broadway is trying to get back on its feet and Broadway performers have been desperate to get back to work in any way, shape or form. Broadway star Laura Osnes was hired for a one-night production in East Hampton… only they had to fire her because she apparently refused to get a vaccine. Because she’s a Christian, apparently.

Page Six has learned that Broadway superstar Laura Osnes has been let go from a Hamptons show because she refuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Osnes — who shot to fame when she won the talent search show “Grease: You’re the One That I Want!” in 2008, and has gone on to have a heavyweight Broadway career — was set to perform in front of a star-studded audience for a one-night production of “Crazy For You” at the Guild Hall in East Hampton on August 29. But the theater tells Page Six that it requires staff and performers to be vaccinated, or submit a negative COVID test.

Insiders additionally told The Post’s Michael Riedel that her co-star, Tony Yazbeck, pressed her on the matter because he said “he has two little kids at home.”

We’re told that’s when two-time Tony-nominee Osnes — who starred in the title role of the Broadway adaptation of “Cinderella” from 2013 to 2014 — revealed that she hadn’t been vaccinated, and announced that she doesn’t trust the jabs. Osnes has described herself as a Christian conservative in interviews.

According to spies, she immediately got the hook and was replaced by Sierra Boggess, who played Ariel in the Broadway adaptation of the “Little Mermaid.” The night of music from the 1992 Broadway production is being directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, who won a Tony for choreographing the original.

“We have a requirement now along the lines of what Actors’ Equity is requiring, and what Broadway is requiring, for performances,” the theater’s artistic director, Josh Gladstone, told us when reached for comment. “So yes — we’re very excited with the cast that we have, and we’re delighted Susan has put together a beautiful evening. We’re sorry not to have Laura on this, [and] we will look forward to working with Laura again. We are concerned about maintaining the safety of our staff and our audiences.”

However, a rep for Guild Hall then subsequently clarified: “The policy of Guild Hall is that performers have the option to provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative COVID test result.” The rep confirmed Osnes exited the show, but didn’t comment on why she left.

[From Page Six]

It sounds like Osnes was playing a bit fast and loose with the director and the producers – like, I bet she was tested when she came to work and she tested negative and no one asked her specifically if she had been vaccinated until her costar Tony Yazbeck pressed her on the issue. It’s the same thing with sports, film sets, everything else – you’re in close quarters. You have to be physically close to other people. It’s grossly irresponsible to fail to get vaccinated. Anyway, good luck getting work, unvaxxed Broadway stars.

Laura Osnes arrives at Build Studios in NYC to promote new work

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  1. Liz version 700 says:

    More of this please. My husband has a co -worker who refuses to get the vaccine because he is THE Christian and it is maddening. They work with a lot of older people who don’t need even a milder breakthrough run with COVID and/parents whose kids can’t get the vaccine. My employers are requiring a vaccine to return to work and I am so so pleased that they are doing this.

    • Tom says:

      I am Christian. I am pro-science. I am vaxxed. These people are Christian Nationalists.

      They want the current system of government to fail on every level.

      • Mary Mae says:

        I agree. They’re looking to legitimize their “religious oppression” and this is like hitting the lottery for them.

        I was directly roommate adjacent to their community for two years. It was exhausting. The roommate and I were generally cool with avoiding religious subjects. Her now husband is the worst. I had to tell him politely to back off on the conversion conversations several times. But the things he would say at social gatherings when he would forget that I was there…

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Agree Tom, I was also raised Christian, not sure what these Evangelical Christians think they are worshiping…I don’t remember Jesus preaching Holy Vaccine Wars!

      • Betsy says:

        They tend to be Leviticans, actually. I don’t know this anti-vaxxer’s particular flavor of hateful, but she’s a Levitican.

      • CJ says:

        Christian as well. My dad is a minister. Myself, my kids, my parents… all vaccinated. Whenever a political article mentions “Christians” I know they are talking about the insanely hypocritical Christian right.

    • LadyMTL says:

      A very good friend of mine is a conservative Christian and she’s not vaccinated…even now that our government here in Quebec is putting vaccine passports in place next month, she still hasn’t changed her mind. I haven’t flat out asked her, but I am 95% sure she’s in the ‘Jesus will keep me healthy’ camp. And yet, my Catholic sister in law and all of her family have been fully vaccinated, go figure.

      “Whatever you to do the least of my brothers, you do unto me” apparently doesn’t count when it comes to a pandemic and doing the right thing to help keep people healthy and alive…

      • josephine says:

        Jesus sent her health care professionals, researchers, and a vaccine. Does she not eat or drink because Jesus will give her sustenance? I’m surprised she can remember to breathe on her own.

    • Amelia says:

      I live in Canada, and my province (British Columbia) just made a public health order that everyone who works in a long term care or assisted living facility (essentially, any residential health care facilities with vulnerable seniors) has to be fully vaccinated, with mandatory testing for the unvaxxed until then . They have until Oct. 12 to get it done or GTFO. It’s about time! I mean, you work in health care with such vulnerable people and you won’t get vaccinated? How good can their health care knowledge be if they don’t understand they’re endangering their patients? Or how sociopathic, if they don’t care?

      • TEALIEF says:

        Thank you Tom and all Christians and people of good faith. I have no patience with people who have access vaccines in the first world that people in the third world are literally dying to get. 19th c. Christian Science is not science. My gran took her children to tent church revivals, but she also marched them like good Christian soldiers to the clinic to get vaccinated. Parasitic and viral diseases don’t care about your belief system.

        I worked in bench science. It is tiring, thankless, not that well paying work. I know bench scientists who are Christians (I’m a not so good Catholic) and other faiths. They are fervent to their faith and to the science. They fuel each other. We do not proselytize, we analyse.

      • Nikki* says:

        My niece – who is a physician’s assistant in the US – visited us and lied about being vaccinated. I know of someone else who had a fake vaccination card made. I so resent people endangering children and others’ lives.

    • Youre_a_towel says:

      Agree wholeheartedly!

    • DuchessL says:

      Im not reading the whole thing – good for her – i hope more get the same teeatment for being absolutely careless about the well being of others and also for being SO selfish

    • Jo says:

      The connection between “anti vaxxer” and “christian” escapes me completely. If it’s about being that anti-science in general they should be off the grid 100%, living in caves.

    • equality says:

      The irony is that God had all sorts of dietary, hygiene and quarantine rules for the Israelites to remain healthy. He didn’t say for them to just rely on faith for health.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I’m glad that places are cracking down on this. And think about it – with singing? You’re just projecting your germs into other people’s faces. That’s something I never really thought about pre-pandemic lol. But I would want my co-star to be vaccinated too.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Absolutely!!!! Here let me spray you with my COVID!!!

    • Kelly says:

      Yeah it’s crazy cause Broadway folks have been out of work for sooo long, you’d think she’d be so ready to get back!

      Oh well, Sierra Boggess is a much better choice anyway.

    • TeamAwesome says:

      As I remind my music students, that mask on your face is what keeps us here at school instead of back home behind the computer. Wear your mask. Get vaccinated if you aren’t already. Or we’re all in for another year of online learning, which choirs and bands can’t do very well.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    It’s not just the other cast members she has to work with. All of the unions working in theater, the costume people, the set people, hair and makeup , lighting and sound, even the ushers in most theaters are requiring proof of vaccinations.

    • YAS says:

      And not just the creatives. Most theaters and producing offices are mandating that admin staff needs to be vaccinated as well to keep the workforce as safe as possible.

  4. Chill says:

    There are consequences for your actions. Fire them all if they refuse the vaccine. We all wear seatbelts, stop at red lights, get polio vaccines, etc. Time for consequences.

  5. Amy Bee says:


  6. Snuffles says:

    Good. Start firing mutha fuckas. There should be consequences at every level for these anti-vaccine, no mask wearing selfish bastards.

  7. SuSuSusio says:


  8. Eurydice says:

    I guess I’m a little confused. Did she not want to get a Covid test, either?

    • faithmobile says:

      Sound like like she wasn’t willing to get tested either. My niece expressed a disdain/fear for both the vaccine and the the test because of misinformation.

      • Sally says:

        I had to listen to a client rant about how dangerous the cotton swabs were for twenty minutes on the phone once and couldn’t say anything because I needed something from her. This was an educated and left-leaning woman, but if nothing else proves that noone is immune to bias and propaganda, this sure does.

      • Eurydice says:

        I’ve had 2 covid tests – it was certainly uncomfortable to have a q-tip shoved practically into my brain, but still better than a colonoscopy.

      • Christine says:

        The current Covid test is a swab placed 1/2″ in each nostril and swirled around 5 times. I am so glad they found a better method, because I would be homeschooling my 11 year old old for the rest of the pandemic. He would have put up with the brain tickling one exactly one time, and his school requires weekly Covid testing.

      • StrawberryBlonde says:

        My 2.5 year old has had about 9 (9!) Nasal swabs in the last year. He hates it but it is cost of going to daycare. And daycare has been soooo amazing for him. I will he happy when he can get vaccinated.

    • reef says:

      That was my question. Did she think she had Covid? Are they still doing the nasal swabs? My little corner of the world has moved on to saliva tests. It’s gross but painless.

    • sassafras says:

      I’m guessing as a Christian she was very turned on by the idea of being a martyr. They’re all trying to making these big statements right now and it’s not going to go the way they think…

    • Pamplemousse says:

      @Christine, That’s usually a different type of test (rapid antigen). They’ll do PCR with only the nostril, but only under certain circumstances since it’s not generally considered as reliable.

      • Christine says:

        It’s both nostrils, is this not the test done all over the country now? Are people still getting stuff shoved all the way up into their brains???? If so, peace be with you!

        We are in LA, I pulled up the results of my son’s most recent test, here’s a copy/paste of the what they are calling the test. I am not remotely medical, so I have no clue.

        Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Nasal/Nasopharynx
        Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
        not_detected NORMAL Not Detected 01

  9. Shanaynay says:

    I’m totally for this! I believe anyone who isn’t and/or refuses to be vaxxed should be fired! The end!!! Girl bye!!!

  10. Mimi says:

    Good! Bye bye

  11. Miranda says:

    Evangelicals are just The Worst, aren’t they? Any of my fellow Catholics wish that we could still burn heretics?

    (Kidding, kidding, kidding. Kinda…)

    • LaUnicaAngelina says:


    • Snazzy says:


    • Amn says:

      Probably a lot of pagans thinking longingly of the colosseum, too.

      Unfortunately I’ve been hearing about a lot of (presumably renegade) Catholic priests telling congregants not to vaccinate as well. There’s a growing far right movement in the Church that’s opposed to the pope and aligns itself more with the Christian nationalists than with traditional Catholicism. It’s frightening.

      • Lightpurple says:

        And they got one of theirs, Amy Covid Barrett, onto the Supreme Court

      • Eurydice says:

        @Lightpurple – and yet, in this case, Amy Barrett ruled against them.

      • Robyn says:

        Yep. A Catholic priest in Alberta just gave a sermon saying that the children found in mass graves (which he called “regular cemeteries”) died of natural causes and the thousands of bodies found around the country are a big lie. Matches up with what our far right is saying. How lovely.

      • sassafras says:

        I believe the San Diego diocese came out against those kinds of priests this week and specifically said there’s nothing in church doctrine that would be anti-vaxx, that it’s the opposite. And the Mormon church is asking everyone to mask up too. We are living in fascinating times. When “believers” stop believing their religion in favor of social media conspiracies…

      • Colleen says:

        A lot of Catholics (at least ones on Long Island) are refusing the vaccine because blah blah blah aborted fetal cells.

  12. Merricat says:

    I hope word spreads. Maybe she can get a job in Branson.

  13. Ceej says:

    Good. I hope it means schools get stricter when someone won’t vaccinate their kids and sends them in with measles etc and let’s them expose kids too young to get vaccinated or immunocompromised.

    And I have close friends who are Christian, others who are Catholics…. They all got vaccinated as soon as it was possible. People claiming religion to hide more fundamentalist views don’t represent the core values of any faith. Bah humbug.

  14. Case says:

    We love to see it! Bye, Laura! To not get the vaccine that can save your industry is such a wild form of a-holery. Traitorous.

    It’s a shame. She’s really great performer and I’ve seen her live before. Had no idea she was a crazy Republican/“Christian,” though, so good riddance.

  15. B says:

    Good. Every work place should do this.

  16. Megan says:

    Ok I was raised and educated in the Catholic Church (and yes, I know we have lots of issues) but I seem to recall this Jesus character preached a lot about how it was our duty to take care of other people… just wondering how so-called Christians can use religion to justify not vaccinating themselves, we must have had a different bible

    • Merricat says:

      Prosperity christians manage to justify their money-love, despite Jesus being very clear about it. Anti-choice christians manage to justify their verbal and physical violence against women. It would actually please me if the rapture happened, because all those people would be left behind, and I’d love to see their faces.

    • Mia4s says:

      Lapsed Catholic here; but when the Pope and the Catholic Church….The FREAKING CATHOLIC CHURCH…is being more sensible, reasonable, and protective of the community? You KNOW these Evangelicals have truly taken steps to something horrible.

      • Arpeggi says:

        The thing about the catholic church and knowledge is that the church has never been against it per se, the church had, and still has, astronomers and physicists, getting in the orders was a way to be literate and access some of the most complete librairies in the world: Mandel was a monk and the father of genetics. They knew the Earth wasn’t flat and that it wasn’t in the middle of the universe, they had people who could easily confirm Galileo’s findings. The last 3 Popes at least have publicly acknowledged that the Bible should not be taken literally. BUT! They were (and still are in some ways) firmly against the free distribution of that knowledge to everyone.

        Some of the churches/cults that derived from the catholic church took the worst parts of the organization with them. It’s why we now have those fundamentalists evangelicals “christians” that would shoot Jesus in the head if he ever appeared in front of them…

      • Lightpurple says:

        The Catholic church lost a lot of priests in the early months of Covid, whole parishes of priests were lost to it in Italy, Spain, France, an elsewhere. That continued when it hit the US and some governors refused to shut down their states. A seminary in Texas lost a bunch of priests. Congregate living situations, elders, and constant close contact with the public and singing is a recipe for disaster. The Church has left it to pastors to make their own decisions based on what’s happening in their community whether or not to fully open. Several of the churches in the Boston area have only recently reopened with mask requirements. We had to fill out health questionnaires to attend my aunt’s funeral. But the trad Catholics are different – they’re from the Dark Ages and want to take us all back.

    • chai35 says:

      Yup, and they are being pretty clear about how religious beliefs should probably mean you care for others –

    • Meghan says:

      Yes! A few weeks ago I went to dinner with my mom and stepdad and was wearing my mask and my mom goes “look at you being so good with your mask” because i wore it to go to walk through the restaurant to go to the restroom or something and I just shot back “it’s about protecting other people!”

      We are all fully vaxxed and at that time it hadn’t been confirmed that vaxxed folks could spread Delta like an unvaxxed person so she wasn’t on a mask/vax rant, I just wore it more than she did. It’s been…. 15? months of mask wearing- it is the easiest damn thing in the world to me now if it means I can protect other people, especially my kid, from Covid or anything else! So yes, that Jesus fella would absolutely wear a mask at the MINIMUM to help protect other people and would have a sassy snap back at people who say “I dont need a vaccine/mask, God protects me.” (My boss’ MIL said that and I was just like….so God didn’t care about all the people who have died?)

    • whatWHAT? says:

      Jesus was all about caring for and about other people, moreso than oneself.

      whether poor, sick, neglected, orphaned, whatever… but you’d be hard pressed to find a evangelical and/or GQP-er who actually wants to take care of our poor, sick and homeless.

      I’ve found that the people who crow the loudest about how they’re a Christian are the one who act MOST un-Christian-like in their everyday lives. they think just be declaring themselves so that it automatically puts them above non-Christians in the moral order of things and absolves them of anything other folks find offensive. they don’t realize you have to ACT Christ-like, not just say it.

  17. Jezebeelzebub says:

    I love this. Right now theres a Very Big Stink in my city because one of the big health systems has issued a mandatory Covid vax policy. You can either get vaxxed and keep your job, or you can exercise your right to not get the vax and find a new job.

    I LOVE THIS. it’s the only thing that shitheap of a hospital has ever done that I can get behind. But oh, my holy crap- people are freaking the fuck out. “BUT MUH FREEDOM THO” -these people all need to gtfo my face. I hope all employers everywhere get on this train. And I’m so embarrassed by and so deeply angry at these friggin people, my fellow healthcare professionals. I feel like it’s pretty clear that they have no business working in healthcare, so hell yes- clean house.

    And the idea that mandatory vaccinations impede their freedom is an affront. By all means, exercise your rights- go do that where your misplaced sense of self righteousness wont possibly kill people. Everyone has the right to be a selfish, ignorant fuck- this is America. You dont get to slither out of the consequences, though. And in this case it means you get to look for a new job- this looks like a win-win.

  18. Nic919 says:

    Star is doing a lot of work here. I didn’t recognize her and checked the Broadway database and the last show she did was in 2017. Someone was being generous in writing this article.

    • Esmom says:

      Lol, I’ve never heard of her either but just assumed to Broadway fans she must be popular. F her, though.

    • terra says:

      No one will read this since it’s so late, but I know who she is and she is something of a big deal on Broadway. I used to watch her Cinderella vlogs on and she has always come across as very sweet and friendly, so this one upsets me. Going by how she presents herself you’d think she’d be considerate enough to not want to infect her co-workers.

      She has a lovely soprano and moves well on stage. She’s no Sutton Foster (who she once worked with on the last revival of Anything Goes) but after this? Nope. Like the article says, she came to Broadway after winning that Grease reality show and has managed to carve out a respectable career, what with two Tony nominations (Bonnie & Clyde, Cinderella) and performing in Barbara Cook’s Kennedy Center Honors tribute.

      I’ve always thought it was funny because even my teenage Broadway nerd heart thought that show was ridiculous and no one would go anywhere – indeed, the male winner hasn’t worked much – but she did it. And now she ruined all of that hard work. It just doesn’t make sense – but then these people never do.

    • Ann says:

      She has worked a lot on Broadway, so she’s very successful in that realm. I remember when she won the spot as Sandy in Grease. My daughter’s BF is in theater and we were literally just talking about her a few nights ago. Last night we texted each other about THIS. Very disappointing, she seemed nice.

  19. Bettyrose says:

    Wait is everything on Broadway now a Disney production? I’m not a theater snob. I don’t even really enjoy going to the theater, but I remember going for productions like Dream Girls and Miss Saigon when I was younger. I even had the CD for Miss Saigon, which I’ve seen in NY & London.

    Anyway as for this nutter, door/ass/way out/something something.

    • Merricat says:

      So much of Broadway over recent, pre-Covid years has been repurposed Disney material. The moneymakers like a sure thing, which kind of dampens creative thought.

      • Mikey says:

        Agreed; the pickings have been slim for new Broadway productions. There is a lot of bringing back the old. Music Man and Funny Girl are coming back – again!

    • Lightpurple says:

      I highly recommend the Broadway production of Moulin Rouge. It premiered here in Boston and is awesome. It’s nominated for a bunch of Tony awards. The female lead Karen Olivo won’t be returning when it reopens but the rest of the cast will and THAT show will be fully vaccinated. Danny Burstein, who is Tony nominated for Zidler, spent several weeks hospitalized with Covid and kept a public journal of his ordeal.

      • bettyrose says:

        I love Moulin Rouge! I would definitely see that on stage, but I’m not likely to be in NYC this year.

  20. MsIam says:

    I am Christian, my husband is Christian. We are vaccinated, our kids are vaccinated. Our church held a vaccine clinic in the parking lot. We are still holding our services over Zoom for the foreseeable future. So this hiding behind “I’m a Christian!” as an excuse to not get the vaccine is a load of hooey.

    • Grace says:

      You are a Christian who is using her God-given brain to make informed decisions. Yes, please, more of this! I wish there were more like you. I live in a place where the evangelical community has forgotten its critical thinking skills.

      • HoofRat says:

        They also seem to have forgotten what a miracle looks like. The vaccines are truly miraculous, and they could have given us our free-dumbs back if these blithering nits had availed themselves of what science and the good Lord dropped in our laps. I keep waiting for a giant hand to reach down from the heavens and bitch-slap the lot of them.

      • Lucy says:

        Yes! I was talking with my brother last night, he’s upset because the pastor of his church, who he likes and respects, wrote a huge essay about why people shouldn’t get vaccinated. They live in Alaska, and to say ppl are vaccine hesitant is an understatement, even though there’s zero resources if anyone gets sick. My sister in law sent the man information that addressed his “concerns”, and he wouldn’t read them.

        He said he wasn’t focused on how right his reasons were, but wanted to give ppl ways to lay out their objections. I mean…….

        Anyway, he and I were grieving that people are more interested in nationalism than recognizing the miracle of the vaccine.

        I’m in Dallas, and attend a very sensible church that zoomed and masked and encourages vaccines, and most of our wider community does too, but yesterday North Texas ran out of pediatric ICU beds, for a population of 8+ million. My assumption that people make decisions in their own best interest, and that they care about each other, has been blown to hell since 2015.

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      My Mom is a Christian, the kind just like you. Living your religion, following your religion but doing what’s best to keep yourself, your family and your community safe. Sounds like your church is as well and like Grace says “yes please, more of this!”
      Thank you!

  21. Tursitops says:

    Let me ask the priest and science teacher whom I know what the relationship is between Christianity and anti-vaxx. Maybe I should ask the former nun and current nurse. Oh wait, both of them are full vaccinated. Who wants to bet that the pope is, too?

    • Eurydice says:

      The Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew got his vaccine back in January.

    • SusieQ says:

      I’m Episcopalian, and the Church is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated if they can. The Church actually came up with a toolkit to help priests direct their parishioners to vaccine clinics and help overcome vaccine hesitancy in communities.

      • Ann says:

        I grew up Episcopalian. It’s always been a pretty progressive branch of Protestantism, for the most part. It’s the evangelical sects that tend to get anti-Science.

  22. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    I am a Christian and I am vaccinated. I work at a healthcare facility and was eager to get the vaccine as soon as it was made available. But yes, there is a certain subgroup of people who think this is a form of government control that’s been foreshadowed in the book of Revelation in the Bible. They truly believe that this is the precursor to “the mark of the beast” – something that the masses will get in order to be able to buy things and go places and the book says that Christians should not partake in this. So yeah… lots of ppl out there thinking that the vaccine is the mark of the beast now. It’s all crazy.

    • Isa says:

      And they post all these theories from their phones which has the ability to track your location and collect data on you.

    • A.Key says:

      Wow. I assume these people also don’t believe evolution is real and they think the Earth is flat?

  23. Esmom says:

    Good for them for giving her the boot. My older son’s university is mandating the vaccine and it seems to be working – students who were apparently hesitant are now getting the vax so they don’t have to drop out, according to their highly distressed MAGA parents on FB. You love to see it, lol.

    • Eurydice says:

      Those MAGA parents are going to be even more distressed when they see that Justice Amy Barrett denied an appeal to overturn a ruling that Indiana University can have a vaccine mandate.

      • Esmom says:

        I know, I was cackling when I saw that. The moderators on the university parent FB page had to turn off comments on a couple threads when that news broke, lol. People were waiting to pay their tuition, hoping that the precedent would be set and the mandate would be overturned. Realizing how many willfully ignorant and selfish idiots live among us has been another aspect of my son’s college education that he hadn’t anticipated.

    • schmootc says:

      One of the things that annoys me about this is that, most of the time at least, college students are adults. They get to make their own decisions about vaccinations. Their parents can of course say what they want and refuse to pay tuition and what have you, but when it comes down to it, their adult children can also say and do what they want. Suck it, MAGA parents!

  24. Arpeggi says:

    What?!? People who believe the Earth is 6000 years old, that dinosaurs never existed or that humans used to hunt them and that the Flood actually happened are anti-vax? Well I am shocked!!!

    Good for them for firing her. The Broadway community lost a lot of people in the past 2 years due to covid, and money too; there’s no reason to try to accommodate walking biohazards

    • deering24 says:

      “The Broadway community lost a lot of people in the past 2 years due to covid…”

      Yeah, this was one particularly stupid hill she chose to die on.

  25. HeatherC says:

    (This comment is in response to a now deleted comment, still stands)
    Did you know what my grandmother was doing in 1955? Taking a break from sitting with my father after yet another surgery to take the rest of the family and stand in line for the polio vaccine.

    Do you know what I was doing March and April 2020? Working in ICU, wearing double my weight in PPE, holding a phone so a husband could tell his wife he loved her, before her lungs failed, before she died alone in an ICU not that close to home surrounded by strangers in space suits.

    Do you know what I am doing now? Back to my regular nursing job in public health tying together resources for those that survived COVID-19 but with after effects.

    Do you know what I and my son were doing in April of this year? Standing in line for our 2nd vaccination.

    Who is the brainwashed one? My grandmother who trusted doctors and scientists after watching polio permanently disable my father? Me, who trusted doctors and scientists and actual science based research after watching COVID-19 destroy lives and lungs?

    Or the so called unbrainwashed, seeing non sheeps who seem to get their research off Facebook and let YouTube form their opinions for them.

    Vaccines work.

    Science is always evolving and is awesome.

    • Laura-Lee MacDonald says:

      I hope you are ok, Heatherc. I work in community health care and I have COVID long haulers with permanent disabilities resulting from their infection among my clients. I recently snapped at a friend of a friend that yes, get vaccinated, because you or your loved ones could get COVID and NOT DIE. That shut her up.

      I hope you get rest soon. ❤️

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      Thank you isn’t enough for all you did and are doing and I simply can’t wrap my head around having to do your job, may you have more blessings than you know what to do with
      Please stay as safe as you can
      Science IS awesome

    • Constant says:

      Yo! @HeatherC

      Your story gives people like me strength. STRENGTH. Thanks!

  26. sa says:

    I’m not Christian, but I’m still pretty sure the commandment is NOT ‘though shall kill’ by irresponsibly passing on a deadly virus.

  27. Wif says:

    All. For. This.
    I’ve done community theatre for 25 years. When one person gets a cold, we all get a cold. I know that Broadway is a higher level, but I betcha they don’t have more space backstage than a community theatre would, maybe even less with all the amazing sets that need to be changed.
    If a job can be worked from home, or tightly controlled to limit exposure, then I’d be inclined to feel some pity for the booting of an unvaccinated person (not a lot though). But not in theatre, and especially not in MUSICAL theatre where those people are breathing hard from dancing, singing in each others faces, and (if you’re a romantic lead) kissing.
    This was absolutely the right decision.

  28. Laura-Lee MacDonald says:

    I grew up around these “Christians”. They’ve been like this (anti-science) for a long time, but I’ve seen a shift to even more extremism as LGBTQ+ rights and BLM issues are being more and more addressed by the mainstream. The only reason my parents (who are the bonkers ones in my family along with my sister and one aunt) got vaccinated is because my grandma wouldn’t let them see her until they did. And…..well…. They are counting on her leaving them money. 🤪

    • North of Boston says:

      I don’t know them, but just reading what you wrote gives me an idea of what their real religion is, and what g$d they actually worship.

      At least they got vaccinated though.

  29. Izzy says:

    I mean, I get it. It’s an issue of personal freedom not to get vaccinated.

    These idiots should feel free to get a job somewhere else. Or, you know, go suck on a ventilator.

    • Laura-Lee MacDonald says:

      You may be being sarcastic, but just in case, I will respectfully push back on your comment that they have the right to refuse a vaccine and get another job. I have a client who went from being in triathlons to not even being able to keep up with his small children. He’s only in his 40’s and he got COVID and ended up on a ventilator when a family member lied about coming back from the UK and testing negative but had the Beta variant. No one, anywhere, no matter what job, deserves to work with someone who is so blatantly disrespectful of their safety.

      • Izzy says:

        I was absolutely being sarcastic, in that they should not be working anywhere unless it is all anti-vaxxers. These menaces to society should not be allowed to put the lives of their coworkers and customers at risk.

  30. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    I’m in no way shape or form a christian, but I have family and friends who are (or claim to be as long as it suits them) and some are vaxxed, others are not. The ones who aren’t “don’t know what’s in it” “don’t trust it” or my personal favorite “I ain’t gonna be chipped by Biden”
    I applaud churches (using the term generically here, I know it means different things to different people) and their leaders for stepping up and saving lives
    My Mom’s congregation is 98% over 70 and she says they’re all vaxxed but still on zoom

  31. pearliecue says:

    Good, people need to learn their actions have consequences.

  32. Jess says:

    Someone remind her about Nick Cordero

  33. Rose says:

    Good. Now do all the nurses who refuse to get vaxxed next.

  34. lucy2 says:

    Good. Everyone in that production has the right to a safe workplace.

    I think I saw her in Cinderella, she was good. Now she’s a public health threat, so nope, no work for her.

    The most religious Christians of my friends is also a scientist, who got the vaccine as soon as possible, and made sure her 2 children did as soon as they were eligible too. Spare me with this religious exemption crap. They’re the same people who have been saying “I’m not scared, if you’re scared stay home!” Well, now THEY can stay home.

  35. Giddy says:

    I am vaxxed up and masked up and thought I had done all I could do to combat Covid and anti-vaxxers. But a friend reminded me of financial consequences. So, I was due for a quarterly pest control service. I asked if they were requiring their employees to be vaccinated and they said no, so I told them I was terminating my service agreement. The owner called me and said that the employee would be outside and I would have no contact with them. But I explained that I preferred to give my business to a company that was actively working in our community to combat Covid and would be changing to a company that required employees to be vaccinated. I am now spreading the word with my friends and we are going to keep this going. Get vaxxed or get gone!

    • ME says:

      Hey one good thing is that anti-vaxxers are very loud and proud of it. That business owner could have lied to you and said “yup all vaxxed up”. You wouldn’t have known…or would you have asked for some sort of proof? Anyways, good on you for doing that.

      • Giddy says:

        This particular business owner stars in a lot of advertising on local television. I told him that I thought it would be very powerful if he was able to say that all his employees were vaccinated. And sure they could have lied to me, but imagine the horrible pr if an employee went to the newspaper with the truth. As much as I can I’m going to give my business to responsible companies.

  36. buenavissta says:

    The message is so skewed.
    I was raised in a Christian world and this is the gold I extracted from it:

    DO UNTO OTHERS as you would have done for yourself.
    Why is this world so unkind?

  37. ME says:

    How do people like her expect the pandemic to end if they won’t do their part? I don’t get it. Also, what religion says to be a selfish jerk? NONE. You should not be allowed to use your religion as a legitimate excuse to get out of getting the vaccine. Screw her and anyone like her. I hope they are enjoying this pandemic because her and people like her are the reason this is never going to end.

  38. Züri says:

    There is also a lot of misinformation and anti-vaxx sentiment coming from certain circles among the left, too. I’m an avid yogi and really astonished at the ridiculous shit I’ve been hearing from members of that community. Many of them are joining forces with anti-vaxx factions on the right. Thankfully, other yoga teachers are telling students that not getting the vaccine contravenes yogic principles…. All of this feels like such a bad fever dream.

    • Robyn says:

      I’m noticing this more and more too… the Maintenance Phase podcast has a great episode on the Wellness to QANON pipeline, or Woo-Anon if you will. The Conspirituality pod has some incredible deep dives into problematic personalities as well. That one has been really helpful in understanding the mindset and how to talk with those folks to bring them out of the cult, so to speak.

      • Anners says:

        I 💛 Maintenance Phase. I secretly believe Aubrey and Mike are my IRL friends. That episode was crazy! I’m blown away (although I shouldn’t be, really) at the fundamental lack of critical thinking skills shared by both the über-conservative right and the woo-woo left. Sigh.

    • lucy2 says:

      It’s the same group of people who didn’t vaccinate their kids and caused measles and other things to go around again. Selfish pricks.

    • schmootc says:

      Yup, I continue to bring this up when speaking about anti-vaxxers, because I know a lot of the anti-vax mentality started on the left. “I’m not putting unnatural things in my body! Those are chemicals!” Blah blah blah blah. I went to school in Eugene, Oregon and then moved to Portland, so I know there are a lot of people like that in my community.

      I like that Woo-Anon term, will have to remember that.

    • Merricat says:

      My yoga instructor has been vaccinated, as has everyone she works alongside.

  39. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    There are more than 50 instances in the bible which discuss obeying your government, people of authority, etc. So these so-called Christians aren’t exactly what the think they are.

  40. You Know Me says:

    Good. She is a part of the problem. Keep her off the stage/screen until she cares about the world we all live in .

  41. lolalola3 says:

    Good! Fire her twice. This kind of selfish disregard for the health of others is insane. If these people believe so strongly in “personal responsibility” then it’s time to take the personal consequences. Isn’t Guantánamo empty now? I have an idea….

  42. AnneSurely says:

    I remember watching the reality show she was on. The girl she beat out was way more talented and this one won bc she played ‘poor little men, so this is not surprising.

  43. BlueNailsBetty says:

    Anytime one of these Broadway/Hollywood asshats starts blathering about not getting the vaccine someone should just say “Nick Cordero” over and over and over until the asshat is deprogrammed and agrees to get the vaccine.

  44. msmontclair says:

    I’d rather listen to Sierra Boggess sing anyway. Everyone wins.

  45. florencia says:

    I guess these kind of christians think their god wants them to die of COVID, how do some people let religion twist their brains so completely?

  46. Jennifer D Wattley says:

    She’s not a star. She’s beige paint drying.

  47. L4frimaire says:

    People are just tired from this bullsh*t from unvaxxed person. Were being held hostage by their selfish ignorance. I was talking to someone who said the only reason they got vaxxed was so they could travel to see elderly parents but they still believe these dumb conspiracies. I asked them how many vaccines they’ve had since they were babies ( in their 50s) now, including for work trips to Africa and Asia. Slowly see the gears grinding in their head. Most of these anti- vax Covidiots are full of it and just bandwagoneering.

  48. J ferber says:

    That’s fair. All workplaces should fire anti-vaxers who put the whole staff at risk bc of their bullshit. What about the rights of the immunocompromised (like two in my family) who are fully vaxed, but might not produce enough antibodies to prevent them from getting really sick?

  49. MangoAngelesque says:

    Glad they fired her.

    Sierra Boggess has a better voice, anyway. Add that to the fact that she actually cares enough about herself and other people to listen to scientists, especially during a global pandemic, and yeah. Totally the better choice. I don’t know why they reach back for her Ariel credit, though, when she also played Christine Daae in “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway and the West End. So well, in fact, that Andrew Lloyd Webber has called her his favourite Christine.

  50. deering24 says:

    Maybe her next (very remote) production should be Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Cracked, which is about the devastation caused by a ill-but-selfish moron. Or she can spend her unemployment reading up on Golden Age star Gene Tierney, who suffered major tragedy because of someone like Osnes. It’s a shame history repeats so often…

  51. Isa says:

    I’m glad to see someone else get the job. Someone that takes others lives and livelihoods into consideration.

  52. Likeyoucare says:

    Not sure which religous telling you not get vaccinated.
    I am a muslim and devoted too.

    Islam teaches us to take care of others. So that is why we need to be vaccinated, even if i didnt need it, i need to do it so that the person who can’t will be protected too.

    I believe all religions teach the same things.
    Don’t use religion as an excuse. Just say that you are selfish and stick with it.

  53. A.Key says:

    What does this have to do with her religion? I’m from a Catholic Mediterranean country and everyone sane wants to get vaccinated. You think the Pope in Rome is telling people not to get vaccinated after everything Italy has been through?? What in the name of sweet baby Jesus…. Her attitude has NOTHING to do with Christianity, only idiocy.

    • Eurydice says:

      People like that want a small God that they can control and put words in his/her/its/their mouth. It’s too frightening for them to consider a God that encompasses universes and everything within.

  54. Mcali02 says:

    Everyone is replaceable.

  55. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I have to add this. Anyone remember me saying my oldest’s grandfather was hospitalized with Covid? The right-wing nutjob? Well they put him on a ventilator yesterday after he took a turn for the worse and AFTER he gave my son, his wife and their tiny baby covid. It’s a logistical nightmare having to take turns quarantining just to be with their son in the hospital. I’m so worried and angry. My brain simply can’t handle this.

    • Eurydice says:

      Omg, I hope everything works out well for your family.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Update… Apparently in the baby’s case, 5 months, covid has made his platelet count very low. They’re calling it acute itp where his immune system can’t tell which cells are virus or normal red blood. I find it horrifying how covid’s response to individuals is so freaking vast and unpredictable.

  56. Adam says:

    What a shame. She should know better, she is screwing over every member of the Broadway community with her ignorance. They want people in the seats, but that can’t be done without Vaccines. Shame on her. Blacklist here you come. Hope she reads the comments

  57. Adam says:

    What a shame. She should know better, she is screwing over every member of the Broadway community with her ignorance. They want people in the seats, but that can’t be done without Vaccines. Shame on her. Blacklist here you come. Hope she reads the comments