By Matthew Blank
01 May 2012
Past theatrical credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Public Theater and Broadway), Knickerbocker Holiday (Lincoln Center), Orphans' Home Cycle (Signature/Hartford Stage), A Funny Thing Happened..., Our Town, Beyond Therapy (Williamstown), A View From The Bridge (Guthrie Theater) All's Well That Ends Well, Woman Of No Importance (Yale Rep) and Much Ado About Nothing (Chautauqua Theatre Co.).
|Full given name:||
Bryce Allen Pinkham
|Where you were born/where you were raised:||I was born in Redding, California, and I was raised in the East San Francisco Bay Area.|
|Zodiac Sign:||Libra. The scales. Decisions are very hard for me.|
|What your parents did/do for a living:||My parents met on a horse ranch. They are high school sweethearts. They initially worked with horses until they decided to start a family.|
My mom has since worked for twenty plus years as a veterinarian technician and my dad works in the computer network service industry but also acts and directs as a serious hobby.
We have performed several times together, one specific time you may learn more about if you read further in this very questionnaire!
|Siblings:||I am the proud older brother of one sister, an amazing singer who is now working as a social worker at a shelter for women at risk.|
|Current audition song/monologue:||"My Heart Will Go On." Next question.|
|Special skills:||Portuguese, juggling, soccer, snowboarding|
|Something you're REALLY bad at:||Questionnaires|
|First Broadway show you ever saw:||I think I saw Urinetown and Take Me Out on the same day.|
|If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be?||The original Death of a Salesman with Lee J. Cobb, Marlon Brando in Streetcar, the original Chorus Line at the Public, Bill Irwin and David Shiner's Fool Moon.|
|Current shows you have been recommending to friends:||
Peter and the Starcatcher.|
Such a beautiful show that revels in the joy of telling a story as an ensemble. The entire cast is incredible and Christian Borle's performance is flat-out inspired.
|Favorite showtunes of all time:||
So many to choose from, but I just did a reading of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and I have to say that I don't know of a better opening number than "Comedy Tonight!" |
As far as other songs, I think it's hard to compete with the music from West Side Story.
|Some favorite modern musicals:||
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson|
The Last Five Years
|Some favorite classic musicals:||
The Music Man|
Singin' in the Rain
West Side Story
|Broadway or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with:||Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Danny Kaye, Paul Newman|
|Your personal vocal idols:||Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Billy Joel|
|The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:||Closing night of Angels in America at Signature Theatre Company. I saw my good friends Bill Heck and Maggie Lacey get engaged at the curtain call... an amazing way to end an amazing evening of theatre.|
|Music that makes you cry, any genre:||
I am usually moved by songs that meant something special to me at a particular time in my life and bring back memories of a particular person or group.|
Some of these include:
"Moonshadow," "Tea for the Tillerman": Cat Stevens
|MAC or PC?||They're still making PCs?|
|Most played song on your iPod:||A full album by this new band called "The Hollows" called "Belong to the Land." Old Crow Medicine Show meets Zepplin.|
New York Times
|Favorite Tweeters:||Haven't taken that plunge yet.|
|Last book you read:||"Jitterbug Perfume" by Tom Robbins. Holy Cow. It's one of my new favorites.|
|Must-see TV show(s):||Nerd alert! "Game of Thrones"|
|Last good movie you saw:||"Midnight in Paris"|
|Some films you consider classics:||
"Chaplin's Modern Times"
|Performer you would drop everything to go see:||Bill Irwin|
|Pop culture guilty pleasure:||Miley Cyrus' song "Party in the USA." Don't know why, but I am guilty as charged!|
|Favorite cities:||San Francisco, CA, Salvador, Brazil and Queenstown, New Zealand|
My favorite sport to play is soccer. I've played since I was a kid and try and get a pick-up game in whenever I can in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.|
My favorite professional athletic team is the San Francisco Giants.
My favorite professional athlete is Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona.
|First CD/Tape/LP you owned:||
Tape: Ace of Base!|
CD: Green Day's "Dookie"
|First stage kiss||
I was in a production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and I was the "lucky" high school freshman who got to kiss the junior captain of the cheerleading squad.|
She was not only beautiful but definitely taller than me at the time. I think she had to bend down so that our lips could touch. Totally worth it though!
|Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager:||My father and I performed in a production of To Kill a Mockingbird together when I was about 12. I played Jem Finch and my dad played Bob Ewell, the bad guy. I remember being surprised by how scary my dad could be as the bad guy, hopefully he passed a little on to me!|
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