McGinley has previously appeared on Broadway in Requiem for a Heavyweight and played Stu in the Public Theater and film versions of Talk Radio.
|Full given name:||John Christopher McGinley|
|Where you were born/where you were raised:||Born in Greenwich Village, NYC. Grew up in Short Hills, NJ.|
|What your parents did/do for a living:||Father: Businessman|
|Siblings||Two brothers and two sisters|
|Special skills:||Advocating for the special needs community|
|Something you're REALLY bad at:||Suffering bullies|
|First Broadway show you ever saw:||Harry Chapin's The Night That Made America Famous|
|If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be?||The Petrified Forest with Humphrey Bogart|
|Where did you train and were there any particularly memorable college productions?|| NYU Graduate Theatre Program (M.F.A. '84)|
|Did you have any particular mentors or inspirations as a young actor?||Mentor: Ron Van Lieu|
|Favorite showtune(s) of all time:|| "Not While I'm Around"|
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
|Favorite musicals:|| Sweeney Todd|
|Some favorite modern plays:|| Speed-the-Plow|
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
Angels in America
|Some favorite modern playwrights:||David Mamet, John Patrick Shanley, Tony Kushner and David Henry Hwang|
|Stage or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with:||Spencer Tracy, Robert Shaw, Anna Magnani, Rita Hayworth, Richard Farnsworth|
|The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:||David Dukes and Richard Gere in Bent|
|Music that makes you cry or moves you, any genre:|| "Kentucky Ave" by Tom Waits|
"The Fixer" by Eddie Vedder
"Do Ya" by E.L.O.
|Your personal acting idols:||Burt Lancaster, Paul Newman, Walter Huston|
|MAC or PC||MAC|
|Most-visited websites:|| Huffington Post|
|Most played song on your iPod:||The Prelude to Lohengrin|
|Last book you read:||"The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry|
|Must-see TV show(s):|| "Homeland"|
|Last good movie you saw:||"The Odd Life of Timothy Green"|
|Some films you consider classics:|| "The Grey Fox"|
"Field of Dreams"
"There Will Be Blood"
|Performer you would drop everything to go see:||Luciano Pavarotti|
|Pop culture guilty pleasure:||Vanity Fair|
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