Honeybuns Yes, in this case you are reading it wrong. I've only done supporting roles up to this point. I was a Pick a little Lady in Music Man. Willy Wonka is an ensemble piece mostly with only Willie and Charlie as leads. In Lust N Rust, I was a background singer/actor.
In J&H I have he chance at a lead role and in preparing for it, I have fallen for the character. I'm not sure that a lesser role, say the Mistress of the Red Rat Saloon or the Lady on the Board of Governors would be enough to warrant the 1.5 hour round trip to this particular theater.
For Hairspray, I am auditioning for another secondary role.