Lena Hall, Tony Award–winning performer in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and lead singer of the Deafening, reveals her travel essentials—and her favorite destinations.

Packing harmony

When I travel with my band, I use this vintage suitcase to carry props for the show. I bought it at a thrift shop and painted on our logo. When I’m really tired after playing, it makes a great seat.

Insider’s France

I booked a spontaneous, two-week trip to Paris last October, when the air was cool and crisp. My parents were both professional ballet dancers, so I attended a performance by students of the Ballet School at the Paris Opera, where Janine Guiton, one of my father’s former partners, used to teach. As I watched, I kept imagining myself on that stage.

Next trip

We get asked to play in the U.K. all the time—I hope to make it a reality!