By Andrew Gans
16 Jul 2013
Raymond J. Lee
I have two dream roles that I am trying hard to manifest into reality. The first role I would love to play would be Leo Bloom in The Producers. I relate to his character a lot and think it would be an absolute blast to bring him to life. He’s dorky, vulnerable, sweet, and he gets to sing so many wonderful songs. “I Wanna Be A Producer” is definitely one of my shower songs. My other dream role belongs to the show that introduced me to Broadway: Rent. I have been a Renthead since high school! Besides the powerful messages in the story, the show proved to me that you could have more of a pop/rock sound and still make it onto Broadway. It would be an absolute dream to play the role of Mark, especially since I basically live my life with a video camera attached to my hand (if you’ve ever seen my YouTube channel or all the backstage videos I’ve created).
I'd love to see Long Day's Journey Into Night revived and would kill to play Edmund in any production of that piece. O'Neill has a special place in my heart, and you better believe I'd be in the front row for any revival of this play. Though seeing the front row from the stage would be even better!