Where are you from? Army brat here. Born in Atlanta, GA. Went to 6 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, finally settled in Washington, D.C. for high school.
Broadway credits: Mamma Mia!, Anything Goes, Honeymoon In Vegas
How did you hear you’d booked your first Broadway show? I had just returned from an audition for Spelling Bee when my agents
called in saying they needed to talk about something. I remember being so nervous, because I thought it was something bad. They sat me down and told me I’d be playing Eddie in Mamma Mia! I immediately assumed the national tour and got so excited. Then they said the word “Broadway” and I remember everything just stopping. Lots of tears, lots of hugs, and lots of jumping up and down later. I remember walking around the streets of NYC calling up friends and smiling for hours.
What is your favorite event in the Broadway community? Everything! The Broadway community is so supportive and such a
beautiful community. If I had to pick one, it would probably be Easter Bonnet. I love being in that audience and seeing everyone just have fun and raise so much money for an amazing cause. BC/EFA is an organization I will always support. They do so much good for the world!
What’s something about Broadway that fascinates you? That you can never predict which show is going to make it, and I’ve
finally let fate take care of that instead of trying to guess. I follow my gut and my heart when I pursue projects now.
What, other than theatre, has inspired you recently? My 16-month-old daughter, Ella, has been a huge source of inspiration and strength for me. You look at the world differently when you become a papa.
If I could have coffee with any living person, it would be… Hugh Jackman. That man can do ANYTHING.
If I could trade places with anybody for a day, I would choose… Justin Timberlake. I just want to know what it’s like to be a mega-pop star!
To be successful in this business, it takes… Hard Work, Inner Strength, and Humility.
Tell us a secret. I’m Asian.