STAGE VIEWS: Motown Star Bryan Terrell Clark
By Andrew Gans
August 17, 2013
Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from singing actor Bryan Terrell Clark, who plays the late Marvin Gaye in Motown the Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
What show recently impressed you?
I have so many friends performing in shows right now. Unfortunately, it's been hard to catch them all because they have the same performance schedule as Motown. I was blessed to catch a play my friend Tarrell Alvin McCraney wrote called Choir Boy over at MTC. OMG! I was blown away by the talent of the cast. I laughed, I cried, and laughed, and cried some more! Even though I know him, Tarrell's writing never ceases to amaze me! He's just that guy.
What production are you most excited to see?
Patina Miller is doing her thing in Pippin. I can't wait to see it and scream until I have no voice... well, maybe not that far. But I'm definitely gonna scream! I can't wait... I've heard nothing but amazing things.
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
This is the hardest question to answer because there are so many greats! I would love to play Tony in West Side Story, Paul in Six Degrees of Separation, and I would love to also tackle the role of Hamlet.
What are your current/upcoming projects?
Motown keeps me pretty busy these days, but I'm also writing a television pilot and in the studio writing some music. I love to perform, but being on the other side of the table as a creative is also a position I love to exist in.