What is your name?
What is your dream role? Why?
Hmmmmm... well, I had the opportunity to play Roy Cohn in Angels in America while in college. Obviously, I won't be able to play that role for quite some time, but I would love to tackle it again in the future because I think that I missed some things. He's just a really great character to sink your teeth into. I love those villain characters and finding what makes them tick.
What's your MOST special skill?
I would have to say singing, playing piano, and writing music. I know that's three, but they kind of lump together for me. I will say, though, that I would like to expand my experience in writing music.
What was your first big performance opportunity? Tell us about it.
What role are you completely inappropriate for that you perform superbly in your shower and car?
That's for me to know and you to wonder at 🙂
Favorite dance shoe?
I guess black ballet slippers considering those are the only dance shoes I have that fit me at the moment.
Do you have any sort of ritual before an audition?
I'm still trying to find my groove since leaving college. At college, the space was ideal for warm-ups. In NYC, that's not always necessarily the case. So, as I'm going to different places for auditions, I'm trying to find out what's the best way to warm-up. I guess warming up is my ritual and it is still developing.
Where did you train in theatre? How has that affected you?
Adelphi University. It is a great school for acting and has exposed me to a wide variety of opportunities. It's also broadened my view of what theatre is exactly. I believe my education is still affecting me today as pieces that I didn't quite understand while there begin to solidify as I'm auditioning and being exposed to different people.
Into the Woods because it's Sondheim, it's quirky, and it's dark, and it's moving. It's just a great piece to listen to. The only time I ever played in a pit was for this show and although it made me want to chew off my fingers at times (I was playing the Synth/Keyboard), it was a hell of a lot of fun!
Favorite straight play?
I've never really had a favorite straight play because I feel like it changes so fast. I will say in terms of humor, I really enjoy some of Theresa Rebeck's work. It would be an honor to perform in one of her pieces some day.
Anything philosophical and/or spiritual.
Do you have any performers that you admire or look up to? Why?
I like various performers for different reasons, but a few recent discoveries for me are Louis Herthum and Jared Harris. I found both of their appearances on Westward and The Crown correspondingly were incredible and moving to watch. In general, though, I like performers who are high energy and unpredictable.
What keeps you sane offstage?
Working as an Assistant Technical Director in the city... except when that drives me insane 🙂 Insanity serves to balance sanity.
Worst thing about auditioning?
The waiting... non-equity life at EPAs
Where can our audience find you online?