As some of you already know, I’ve been cast in the upcoming Boston Lyric Opera production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann).  I’m quite excited!  Yesterday, one of the PAs called me to request my measurements in advance of my fitting, indicating he would send an email message and that I should respond.  Late last evening I received the email, realizing I did not know my “hat size”.  So this morning, the first thing I did was googlehow to measure hat size“.  Then, my tape measure and I stepped into the bathroom. 

I was not quite awake:

It took some focusing:

At one point, the light of God entered the room:

Apparently, it was helpful, as I was then able to measure my head’s circumference accurately:

22-1/8″ is my hat size for all you milliners and hatmakers out there.  Look for more posts soon about my first experience with the BLO!