Some people just happen to have voices that are more "fragile" and might tend to have this happen. For example, look at Patti LuPone (whom I love!). How many years has she been belting very high? Look at old youtube videos of her Evita - it's incredible! She is essentially coming close to screaming, but she's singing, belting high Es and Fs throughout the show. And she did that, I assume, 8 times a week. Patti is still going strong! She apparently has the kind of voice that can handle that.
Other people, including me, most certainly do not! And the role of Annie, the way it should be sung for the most part (belting, not head voice), would have the tendency to cause vocal problems.
Posted on Mar 3, 2008, 12:14 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206