PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: The Other Josh Cohen Co-Creator and Star David Rossmer

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04 Mar 2014

David Rossmer
David Rossmer

David Rossmer co-created (with Steve Rosen) and stars in the The Other Josh Cohen, now onstage at Paper Mill Playhouse. He fills out's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Rossmer has appeared on Broadway in Peter and the Starcatcher, Fiddler on the Roof and Titanic.

Other theatre work includes V-DAY (co-author); Don’t Quit Your Night Job (co-creator); Authorial Intent; Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh; Blow Me; I See London…; That’s Life and Spain.


Full given name: David Louis Rossmer
Where you were born/where you were raised: I was born at Lenox Hospital in Manhattan.
Zodiac Sign:Sagittarius
Special skills: I have a NY State driver's license.
Something you're REALLY bad at: Driving
First Broadway show you ever saw: Cats
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be? I saw Blood Brothers three times, but I'd see it again.
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: Anything Leigh Silverman is directing. And Almost, Maine at Transport Group.
Some favorite modern musicals: Anything by Michael Friedman.
Some favorite classic musicals: Fiddler on the Roof is perfect. Follies hits me in a special place. Is Once On This Island a classic yet?
Your personal vocal idols, living or dead: Tom Waits
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: My most memorable theatrical experience was a Broadway play called Solitary Confinement by Rupert Holmes. It remains one of the most ingenious shows I've ever seen.
Music that makes you cry, any genre: "Auld Lang Syne"
MAC or PC? I'm a born-again MAC.
Most played song on your iPod: The new Broken Bells album.
Most-visited websites: MapQuest. And the one for my fantasy baseball.
Favorite Tweeters: One of these days I'll know how to answer that.
Last book you read: "A Hundred Years of Solitude" (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Must-see TV show(s): Looking for something good on Netflix? Watch "Lights Out." It was on AMC for one season… I believe Warren Leight created it. It's fantastic. Enjoy. Let me know what you think.
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