By Andrew Gans
11 May 2013
What show recently impressed you?
I've been in L.A. for the last couple of months, and while I was there I saw Backbeat at the Ahmanson. I've always listened to The Beatles but never really knew much about who they were as individual people. I went in expecting a jukebox musical, which it is, but I also got to watch some great book scenes and some awesome acting and then, of course, there was a mega mix. Who doesn't like a Beatles Mega Mix?
What production are you most excited to see?
I'm excited to see a lot of things but mostly Matilda. However, I'm not sure there will be many more chances to see Bette Midler or Tom Hanks on stage, so that's up there, too.
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
Considering that I will probably never play Caroline in Caroline, or Change, I would love to play Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. That show was so much fun to watch, and Norbert Leo Butz was so ridiculously wonderful in it. Hopefully, Jack O'Brien would be willing to direct again!
I shot an episode of "Law and Order: SVU" last season, and they're bringing me back for the season finale. Who knew playing a sex offender could be so much fun! Just kidding...not really. I also shot a movie last year called "Hairbrained" (with a lot of theatre folk) that should come out soon, and if everything works out, I should be shooting another movie this summer called "Holyoke." I'm not gonna lie though, I'm antsy to be back on stage (fingers crossed).