By Matthew Blank
13 Jan 2011
Armed with a digital camera, Baskin snapped everything from his morning routines to pre-show rituals to after-show stage-door encounters.
Here is a two-show day at Memphis with Derrick Baskin:
On Broadway, Baskin originated the roles of Mitch Mahoney in Spelling Bee and Jetsam in The Little Mermaid. Other theatre credits include Mereb in Aida and Adrian in Smokey Joe's Cafe.
The rock musical about an interracial love affair in the 1950s segregated South stars Tony Award nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover.
Memphis — which won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical — also features J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart, Michael McGrath and Cass Morgan. Bon Jovi songwriter and band member David Bryan and DiPietro penned the score.