PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: The Other Josh Cohen Co-Creator and Star David Rossmer
04 Mar 2014
David Rossmer co-created (with Steve Rosen) and stars in the The Other Josh Cohen, now onstage at Paper Mill Playhouse. He fills out Playbill.com'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.
I have a NY State driver's license.
Something you're REALLY bad at:
First Broadway show you ever saw:
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:
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.
MapQuest. And the one for my fantasy baseball.
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.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.