STAGE VIEWS: Rock of Ages Star Adam Dannheisser

By Andrew Gans
November 30, 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 Adam Dannheisser, who plays Dennis in the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

What show recently impressed you?
Ok, here's the thing — I was going to lie, but apparently lying to the press is frowned upon. So let me drop it like it’s hot... Because of my own show schedule, I get one day off per week. On that day, I chill in Jersey with my wife and kids. But I've seen some kickass puppet shows.

What production are you most excited to see?
Despite my super-honest and human answer to the previous question, I will move hell and high water (is that really an expression?) to see Mark Rylance in Richard III. I mean…Kids Schmids.

What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern — and I would play whichever role Mark Rylance didn't want to play.

What are your current/upcoming projects?
In addition to continuing to rock the Ages into its fifth year over at the Helen Hayes Theatre, I'm also currently directing a fantastic new comedy by Sandy Rustin called The Cottage at The Astoria Performing Arts Center. Please ignore your kids, grab Mark Rylance by the hand and come and see it.