Tell us about a moment where you felt creatively fulfilled in the last year. There were a bunch last year, but I will choose one: re-learning, practicing, and then performing the trombone in a world premiere musical at Paper Mill Playhouse. I had seldom been so terrified of something and so fulfilled and inspired to continue pushing myself.
Talk about a moment (any moment, not just this past year) where you felt successful. Geez! Why don't you ask us for the meaning of life??? Success has many faces, but I think most recently I feel successful in my personal life. My wife and I had our first child (a son, Grady Alexander Packard) in July, and since then our life has been a series of great joys and great changes. Balancing my life as a new dad with my life as a performer, teacher, husband, writer, student, etc. has been the greatest challenge I have faced and has left me feeling more successful than ever.
What is a career goal of yours for 2016? Open The Bandstand on Broadway (never been in an original cast before). Join INSTAGRAM and TWITTER.
What fuels your creativity? Life. Love. Hunger. Taste. Peace. War. Trump. Sanders.