Gayle landed her breakout role as Baby June in the 2007 off-Broadway production of “Gypsy” starring theater legend Patti LuPone. In an interview with Schon! Magazine, Gayle explained how her brother was the one who actually found her the role after she wasn’t able to take a different part due to conflicts with his bar mitzvah. “My brother discovered that they were auditioning for Gypsy with Patti LuPone and we asked my parents if I could go onto an open call,” she said. “I made it through, without ever having sung or acted before and played Baby June in the off-Broadway production, which was soon moved to Broadway.”
In 2007, Gayle starred in the Broadway production of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” as Annie Who (via Playbill). She was also in plays titled “Oohrah!” and “Family Week,” the latter of which received a less-than-favorable review by Variety. Despite overall lackluster receptions, Gayle’s impressive performances allowed her to transition to the screen soon after her Broadway debut.