Screen credits include "Rescue Me," "Frozen River" and "Law & Order."
|Full given name:||
John David Klaitz, Jr. But you can call me Jay.
|Hometown:||Jacksonville, FL. Wussup Action-ville?!|
|Zodiac Sign:||Scorpio! Look out!|
|Current audition song:||Beyonce's "Single Ladies"|
|Special skills:||Guitar, cartwheels|
|Skill/talent you wish you had or were better at:||Piano|
|First Broadway show you ever saw:||Cats - meow!|
|If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be?||Nathan Lane in ...Forum|
|Current show you have been recommending to friends:||Rock of Ages!|
|Favorite showtune of all time:||Beyonce's "Single Ladies"|
|Three favorite musicals:|| A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
West Side Story
Rock of F***in' Ages!
|The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:|| The first time I saw Blue Man Group, when I was in high school. It blew my mind.
|Music that makes you cry, any genre:||I love sad country music. Willie, Hank, Loretta, etc.|
|MAC or PC?||I hate computers.|
|Most played song on your iPod:||Anything by Wilco|
|Last book you read:||"Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal" by Christopher Moore|
|Last good movie you saw:||"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"|
|Some films you consider classics:|| "The Big Lebowski"
"The Lord of the Rings" series
|Must-see TV shows:||"The Walking Dead"|
|Three greatest TV shows of all time:|| "Twin Peaks"
"How I Met Your Mother"
|Pop-culture guilty pleasure:||"Glee" (I can't believe I just admitted that)|
|Performer you would drop everything to go see:||Jeff Tweedy|
|Favorite cities:||San Francisco, NYC, Atlanta|
|First CD/Tape/LP you owned:||First tape was "The Best of The Doors." I literally played it until it was worn out.|
|Top Five Greatest Rock Bands of All Time:||If we're talking strictly rock: Led Zepplin, Guns 'n' Roses, Queen, AC/DC and, personally, I love Motley Crue.|
|First stage kiss:||Cabaret. I was a very naughty Emcee at 17 years old.|
|Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager:||See above|
|Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living:||I have no idea. I've always been afflicted.|
|How you got your Equity card:||Understudying in grad school.|
|Favorite post-show meal:||Joe Allen for the meatloaf and a Manhattan made with Maker's Mark.|
|Favorite liquid refreshment:||Jack Daniels|
|Pre-performance rituals or warm-ups:||Lots of stretching, and a little scales.|
|Most embarrassing or spectacular flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap:||My first night of Rock of Ages, I simply didn't sing my part of the first verse, which threw off Adam Dannheisser and left us dancing awkwardly and laughing openly. Oops!|
|Most unpleasant or unappealing costume ever:||The bellhop costume in Lend Me a Tenor was gorgeous but brutally hot as it was made entirely of wool.|
|Worst job you ever had:||Working as a not-so-glorified secretary for a divorce lawyer. So much sadness...|
|Who would play you in the movie?||I would, dammit!|
|Who have you played on "Law & Order"? What edition?||I played a cop on "Criminal Intent." I found a dead body with his pants around his ankles, and I got to use the word "jingus" on national television. Yes, it means what you think it means.|
|Leading man role you've been dying to play:||F that! Long live the character actor!!|
|Leading lady role you wish you could play:||Thelma in Thelma & Louise: The Musical|
|Career you would want if not a performer:||Rock star!|
|Three things you can't live without:||Coconut water, my guitar, Burt's Bees chap stick|
|Something about you that surprises people:||I'm obsessively neat and clean. I have a kind of slacker exterior, but my apartment does not.|
|Cool celebrity guests you've met at this or other shows:||De Niro, Buscemi, Galifianakis and lots of other fun celebs came to see Lend Me a Tenor. I'm currently working with Dee Snider, lead singer of Twisted Sister, at ROA, and that dude rules. Great performer, great guy and great friend.|
|"I'll never understand why…"||...so many people are so uptight. Life's too short!|