Playbill.com's series features brief chats with actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from singing actor Kevin Earley, who is currently appearing in the New York Music Theatre Festival production of Cruel Shoes; for more information visit nymf.org.
What show recently impressed you?
I saw Once in previews and was simply blown away. From the free-and-easy pre-show jam session, the crystal-clear sound design, the transporting lighting to the stellar cast, it made me realize that what we get to do is sometimes magical.
What production are you most excited to see? One Man, Two Guvnors is on my hot list right now. I need to see that cast before anyone leaves. They just look like they are having a blast.
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
That is an interesting question. I just missed the Carousel revival and Billy Bigelow is a role I love playing. So that is on my list. Brigadoon (Tommy), Chess (Anatoly), City of Angels (either Stone or Stein). I'm not picky, I like a wide variety of the classics.
What are your current/upcoming projects?
I'm doing a production of Paul Gordon and John Caird's Daddy Long Legs on the West Coast. I am also involved with the new musical Second Hand Lions by Michael Weiner, Alan Zachary and book by Rupert Holmes. Warner Brothers is looking to bring that to Broadway in 2013.
Kevin Earley has appeared on Broadway in A Tale of Two Cities, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Les Miserables. He also played the title role in the Off-Broadway musical Death Takes a Holiday, and is heard on the cast album. Read more about him in the Playbill Vault.
All The Way
Bullets Over Broadway
Of Mice and Men
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Realistic Joneses
The Velocity of Autumn
Tony n' Tina's Wedding