Katy Mixon, a Gulf Breeze native and a Pensacola Children’s Chorus alum, has booked “High Fidelity,” a Broadway-bound musical based on Nick Hornby’s novel and the cult film starring John Cusack.
Mixon has won the role of “Liz,” performed by Cusack’s sister, Joan, in the movie that follows a record store owner who knows a lot about vinyl but not much about love. “High Fidelity” opens on the Great White Way, December 7, after a month-long stint in Boston at the Colonial Theatre.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles-based actress is winning over critics as the sexually boisterous mean girl, Michelle, in “The Quiet,” an indie film scheduled for limited release in August.
Following the death of her widowed father, Dot (Camilla Belle) is taken in by her adoptive godparents, Paul (Martin Donovan) and Olivia (Edie Falco). Deaf and silent since age 7 when her mother died, Dot is sullen and introspective and is badgered by a group of dysfunctional high school teens all in a hormonal tizzy.
Mixon’s character, Michelle, is a bitchy cheerleader who desires some girl-on-girl action with the deaf-mute lead character, Dot. Think “Heathers” meets “But I’m a Cheerleader.” The content is dark but Mixon’s performance, according to critics, is funny as hell.
Also, the actress has a memorable part in the upcoming film, “Blind Guy Driving,” featuring Jane Seymour and scheduled for release sometime in November.
Mixon’s mother, Donna, says her daughter plans to visit home before hitting Broadway.
“She’s actually coming to Pensacola prior to moving to New York from L.A. and will be in town the first part of August,” explains Mixon’s mother. “She’s planning to go to New York by August 16.”