They Won't Grow Up! Peter Pan Live! Lost Boys Share Childhood Photos and Memories

News   They Won't Grow Up! Peter Pan Live! Lost Boys Share Childhood Photos and Memories
 
The Lost Boys from the recent NBC broadcast of Peter Pan Live! will fly into 54 Below this month, and in anticipation of the concert, they share exclusive childhood photos and memories with Playbill.com. 

Entitled The Lost Boys Live!, the concerts are scheduled for Feb. 10 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.

Gina Rattan will direct the evening, which will feature Dyllon Burnside, Jason Gotay, David Guzman, Jacob Guzman, Michael Hartung, Garett Hawe, F. Michael Haynie, Chris McCarrell (9:30 PM show only), Daniel Quadrino and Ryan Steele.

"For one night only the Lost Boys can be found on the stage of 54 Below!" according to press notes. "Come join this talented group of boys as they sing, dance, tell stories, and maybe even share some behind-the-scenes secrets. Anything can happen when 54 Below becomes Neverland for a night."

Shoshana Feinstein produces.

There is a $35-$45 cover charge with $80 premium seats available as well as a $25 food and beverage minimum. Click here for ticket information. Click through for a look into the Lost Boys' past! 

Dyllon Burnside
Dyllon Burnside

Dyllon Burnside: Prickles

Where was this photo taken? JCPenny photo department.
How old were you? Five years old.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a singer.
Favorite childhood pastime? Singing along with my kiddie karaoke machine and creating "inventions."
Favorite childhood book/story? Shel Silverstein's "Where the Sidewalk Ends."
First memory of Peter Pan? My first memory of Peter Pan is seeing "Hook" with Robin Williams.
After starring in Peter Pan Live!, what would adult you tell you in this picture? "Think lovely thoughts, and you will soar!"

Jason Gotay
Jason Gotay

Jason Gotay: Tootles

Where was this photo taken? Um…
How old were you? Hm…
What did you want to be when you grew up? I KNOW THIS ONE! I wanted to be a writer until I starred as Christopher Columbus in my first grade play. That was the beginning of the end.
Favorite childhood pastime? Watching "The Wizard of Oz" and forcing my grandma to watch me sing "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" until the VHS said no.
Favorite childhood book/story? Anything written by Roald Dahl. "Matilda," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "The Witches," "The TWITS," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "James and the Giant Peach"?! Come ON!
First memory of Peter Pan? My grandma loved the Mary Martin version, and I remember watching that on repeat, knowing all of the words to every song and sometime skipping "Mysterious Lady" because Cyril Ritchard made me feel weird.
After starring in Peter Pan Live!, what would adult you tell you in this picture? Cute mushroom cut, Jas!

Henry Gottfried
Henry Gottfried

Henry Gottfried

Where was this photo taken? This photo was taken in my home in Nashville in 1994, during a make-believe game of "Peter Pan." My older brother was always Peter Pan and I, naturally, was Hook ("They make the baby play Hook").
How old were you? Three years old.
What did you want to be when you grew up? At that age? I don't think I knew about jobs. I thought my dad still went to school (he's a teacher). Never grow up!
Favorite childhood pastime? Make-believe. Duh.
Favorite childhood book/story? I loved all Cinderella stories — come to think of it, I probably wanted to be Cinderella when I grew up.
First memory of Peter Pan? Mary Martin's Peter Pan from a VERY EARLY age, taped off of a TV airing and complete with Peter Pan Peanut Butter commercials throughout. My brother and I wore out the VHS from watching it so much. We've got footage of me at the same age as this photo singing "ugga wugga meatball" (oh-wah-HEY!).
After starring in Peter Pan Live!, what would adult you tell you in this picture? Wipe your shirt, kid!

David Guzman: Twin 2 (on the left)

Where was this photo taken? This photo was taken at a dance competition.
How old were you? I was ten years old in this photo.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a professional dancer when I grew up.
Favorite childhood pastime? One of my favorite childhood memories was my 7th birthday party. My uncle came up from North Carolina, and he and my dad were our sergeants for the day. My friends and I had to go on a mission to find the stolen birthday cake. Some of my uncles and my cousin were the bad guys, and we all had water guns to shoot them down. My whole family went full out from registration at the beginning to treating us like real soldiers. It was the best birthday party ever.
Favorite childhood book/story? My dad used to tell us "Old Man Stories," where he would make a story about different adventures, and it was always the best night when we knew he was going to tell us one.
First memory of Peter Pan? I remember watching the cartoon version of Peter Pan and wanting to go to Neverland so bad, but then I would feel bad leaving my parents.
After starring in Peter Pan Live!, what would adult you tell you in this picture? Keep doing what you love; it will take you places.

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Jacob Guzman: Twin 1 (on the right)

Where was this photo taken? This photo was taken in Florida during a national dance competition.
How old were you? I was eight years old when this photo was taken.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a dancing doctor when I grew up (and I still do).
Favorite childhood pastime? It's so hard to pick a favorite childhood memory, but one that sticks out is when we had a blizzard, and everything was shut down, and the roads were covered in ice, and we made a half pipe out of the icy roads. Then my mom made a snowman. She is the best snowman maker ever! My family always had the best time in the snow. We even dug tunnels one time because we had so much snow on the ground.
Favorite childhood book/story? My favorite childhood book was "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom."
First memory of Peter Pan? A memory from Peter Pan was just watching the cartoon. I loved the story of Peter Pan, it was so fun!
After starring in Peter Pan Live!, what would adult you tell you in this picture? I would tell younger me to stay cool and to always have fun in everything you do.

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Michael Hartung: Sniffler

Where was this photo taken? At a cabin in northern Wisconsin (where I grew up! … I mean…never grew up…). We went there every summer and called it "the A-frame."
How old were you? Five years, two months and 15 days.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to work at a fast-food chain in the Midwest called Culvers. Frozen custard all. day. long!
Favorite childhood pastime? I went through a period in my childhood when I would put on a very specific pair of neon bike shorts and a maroon Oxford button-up shirt and dance around the living room to "You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog."
Favorite childhood book/story? It took me a long time to learn how to tie my shoes and until I could, I was obsessed with this book called "I Can Tie My Own Shoes." But for the purpose of this Playbill feature… Peter Pan. Obviously.
First memory of Peter Pan? Honestly? … "What Makes The Red Man Red?" … How terrible is that?
After starring in Peter Pan Live!, what would adult you tell you in this picture? "You're not going to get any taller. So start getting used to it. It will help you book jobs when you ditch your aspirations in the fast-food industry and decide to pursue a much more practical career in acting."

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Garett Hawe: Patches

Where was this photo taken? This was taken in my kitchen and was obviously a Halloween costume. It's very high fashion. You can't really tell, but I was also wearing black ballet slippers.
How old were you? I think four or five years old.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Santa Claus, a Prince, a bank teller, an astronaut or an actor.
Favorite childhood pastime? I was the kid bossing all of the other neighborhood kids into putting on plays in my basement. I was always the lead. I was also known for cutting off the hair of my sister's cabbage patch dolls and beheading her Barbies. So sweet.
Favorite childhood book/story? I remember loving "The Velveteen Rabbit." When I got older I was super into the "Boxcar Children" series… Anyone?
First memory of Peter Pan? I definitely grew up on the Mary Martin version of Peter Pan. My parents loved it and exposed me to it at a very young age. I also loved the Disney animated version.
After starring in Peter Pan Live!, what would adult you tell you in this picture? I would tell my younger self that one day you'll actually get to go to Neverland, and it'll be as incredible as you imagined it would be.

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F. Michael Haynie: Slightly

Where was this photo taken? This is from when my family was professional street mimes. That is not a metaphor or a euphemism… We were mimes for money! That's my mother, father and brother JP Haynie.
How old were you? Four years old.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Until very late in high school, I wanted to be a band director when I grew up. I play a lot of instruments and loved marching band and am such a band geek. Don't worry… None of it has changed. I'm still a geek and a nerd, and I'm so proud of it!
Favorite childhood pastime? Video games with my brother. We would watch the sun come up playing Nintendo on weekends. Now we're both actors in NYC and happen to be roommates and still play video games late into the night.
Favorite childhood book/story? My mother would read JP and I "Lord of the Rings" when we were kids. I knew that story before I even knew some of the "normal" ones like Peter Pan.
First memory of Peter Pan? I don't really know. My mom loved the Mary Martin version, so I'm sure I saw it. But the first memory I can definitively say is seeing "Hook" with Robin Williams. It made me fall in love with that whole Peter Pan universe in a way I had never thought about. The offspring from that J. M. Barrie story are incredible and keep coming. Things like Peter and the Starcatcher, "Hook," Ryan Scott Oliver's Darling and more!
After starring in Peter Pan Live!, what would adult you tell you in this picture? Never stop playing. Be weird. Be unique. It'll be your whole profession one day. It's called a Play for a reason.

Daniel Quadrino
Daniel Quadrino

Daniel Quadrino: Bunting

Where was this photo taken? My elementary school, Rhame Avenue.
How old were you? Five!
What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was younger, I wanted to grow up and be a gymnast and a vet… Good combination, right?
Favorite childhood pastime? I collected stuffed animals as a kid — I used to count them all before I would get in bed at night to make sure none had gone missing. I would win them all at those arcade games with the big crane machine!!
Favorite childhood book/story? My favorite childhood book was "Strega Nona" — it was about a magical "grandma witch" who had a magical pasta pot but her helper causes the magical pot to make so much pasta it flooded the entire town!
First memory of Peter Pan? I guess my first memory of Peter Pan was the Disney movie and, like every other kid, wanting to go to Neverland. I am pretty sure I created my own Neverland at home and pretended to fight the Pirates and get myself into all kinds of crazy trouble.
After starring in Peter Pan Live!, what would adult you tell you in this picture? Don't worry that shirt will be cool one day.

Ryan Steele
Ryan Steele

Ryan Steele: Curly

Where was this photo taken? At St. Williams in Walled Lake, MI. It was my first communion. That's why I look so fly.
How old were you? Six or seven?
What did you want to be when you grew up? A Power Ranger.
Favorite childhood pastime? Watching "Power Rangers"/"Pokemon"/"Rugrats." Riding bikes… And jazz class with Miss Kelli.
Favorite childhood book/story? "Peter Pan."
First memory of Peter Pan? I had little action figures of Peter, Wendy and Hook, and I played with them EVERYWHERE I went.
After starring in Peter Pan Live!, what would adult you tell you in this picture? "I know it's not cool now, but tell Mom and Dad to invest in Apple. Trust me."

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