CUE & A REVISITED: When Did You Know You Wanted to Perform For a Living?; 60 Actors Respond
10 Nov 2012
The editors of Playbill.com have combed through the past seven years of our popular Cue & A feature to select some of our favorite answers to the question, "When did you know you wanted to perform for a living?" Sixty responses from Broadway actors follow.
(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor's entry in the Playbill Vault.)
Josh Gad I was four. My parents dragged me to a comedy show in the Catskills and I laughed harder than anyone. I was so awestruck that I knew in that moment I wanted that power- the power to make people laugh. In hindsight, the show was horrible and the performer was like a bad 40's Borscht Belt comedian.
Matt Cavenaugh Seeing West Side Story at my local high school.
Jay Klaitz I have no idea. I've always been afflicted.
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