Where are you from? Shamokin, Pennsylvania (A coal mining town in Central Eastern PA)
Broadway credits: 11 B'way shows—Singin’ in the Rain, Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Carousel (Mr. Snow), Seussical, Wicked, After the Night and the Music (Keith), The Drowsy Chaperone (George), The Little Mermaid (Scuttle), A Christmas Story (Santa), Breakfast at Tiffany’s, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Magistrate)
Also–Original cast of Assassins as Zangara—Playwright’s Horizons
How did you hear you’d booked your first Broadway show? After 2 days of whittling down in the audition process I was told I would be hired as I was getting ready to leave the Geshwin Theatre—I was doing a dinner theatre job in Elmsford and they said “Be prepared to give your notice in a couple weeks”
What is your favorite event in the Broadway community? I like the Flea Market and Broadway Barks —even though we got our dog from another venue. You wanted me to say Broadway Bares, didn’t you?
What’s something about Broadway that fascinates you? After working in all these theaters by their history and potential ghosts!! Never have seen one though.
What, other than theatre, has inspired you recently? I’m always inspired by the voice-over community and the completely different type of creative fulfillment you get from cartoons.
If I could have coffee with any living person, it would be… Coffee–right at this moment?? Anyone from Downton Abbey—we are in a marathon watching session and loving it!
If I could trade places with anybody for a day, I would choose…Trade places—–ummmm—either my daughter or my partner–their brains work so much better than mine in so many ways and I’d really be fascinated by it—and hopefully I could use all the info to get more calm, sane and organized!!
To be successful in this business, it takes… 2 words—Never Doubt (But you have to work at it!)
Tell us a secret. Secret, huh? Nah—what you see is what you get—21 years ago it was I’m gay but that’s no secret anymore. And anyway-there’s no secret once I tell it.