appear as (someone)

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appear as (someone)

To act, as in a play or movie. My agent has been getting a lot of calls about me ever since I appeared as Elphaba in Wicked. The thrill of appearing as Maria in West Side Story is what convinced me to go to acting school. I don't want some bit part now—back in the '80s, I appeared as a lead on a soap opera!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

appear as something

 
1. to act a certain part in a play, opera, etc. Madame Smith-Franklin appeared as Carmen at the City Opera last season. The actor refused to appear as a villain in the play.
2. [for something] to be seen or occur in a particular form or with particular characteristics. The tumors appear as shadows on the X-ray. The first signs of the disease appear as a fever and a rash.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

appear as

Act the part of in public, usually alluding to a performance on stage. For example, She got wonderful reviews when she appeared as Portia. This idiom uses appear in the sense of "to come before the public," a usage dating from the late 1500s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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