A Broadway Baby with North Country roots

The youngster beat out hundreds of other aspiring actors to win the role of a lifetime. We think its quite amazing, Mary Moro said. To end up on Broadway is a pretty big deal. Delaney juggles up to six nights at the theater with an academic schedule that at times demands a private tutor and she still manages to find time to hang out with her friends. This is my first Broadway show and the only time Im off stage is during intermission, Delaney said. Theres just enough time to get a drink of water. Its very cool. Despite so much time in the spotlight, the young actress is taking the attention in stride, Delaneys grandmother reported. Shes managed to handle it in a wonderful way, Mary Moro said. It hasnt gone to her head. When she walks off the stage, shes just Delaney, full of mischief and fun. Delaney Moro is the daughter of David Moro, Marys son and Jackie Sullivan Moro. Though the family lives just outside New York City, their North Country roots run deep. Jackie is the daughter of Joan McCarthy and Brian Sullivan. Jackie Moro taught school at Johnsburg Central School before the family relocated to the New York City area when Delaneys older sister, 13-year-old Regan, was an infant. Both girls took to the stage at an early age and have thrived ever since, Jackie Moro said. Both girls have taken dance lessons for years, Jackie Moro said. Tap, jazz, you name it. Delaney and Regan started out in community theater productions and built their careers from there. Theres theater everywhere down here, Jackie Moro said. The girls really love it. Delaney and Regan have some impressive stage credentials that make their North Country family proud. Both girls have appeared in the American Doll Revue, a production based on the popular doll collection. To earn those parts, the girls auditioned along with more than a thousand other girls, a group from which only 32 girls were selected. Regan Moro continues acting in a sequel to the American Doll production called Circle of Friends and the day a News Enterprise reporter called for an interview, Regan was appearing in three performances of that production. In addition, Regan recently starred in the Village Light Opera Companys production of Oklahoma in Tribeca. Delaneys first big show was a production of The Music Man at the Helen Hayes Theater in Nyack. Since that big break, Delaney has toured nationally with a production of Annie in which she played Orphan Kate and was the understudy for the role of Annie. In addition, Delaney was selected as an American Girl Ambassador, part of a group of ambassadors which toured and sang at places such as Yankee Stadium. Delaney has appeared on the CBS Early Show, The Today Show, The View and has done commercials for Nickelodeon Network. The familys North Country ties remain strong and the family visits as often as possible. I love North Creek in the summer, Delaney said. Its so much different than down here. Theres so much open space. Theres no natural lakes down here. We just have pools. When Delaney isnt on stage or studying, she said she enjoys hanging out with her friends and playing with her two dogs, Rufus and Scarlette. And of course I hang out with Regan, Delaney said. We do a lot together.

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