PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With The Addams Family's Lurch, Zachary James
24 Aug 2010
Ever wonder about the daily routine of a Broadway actor? How about the routine on one of those grueling two-performance days? In this latest installment, Zachary James of The Addams Family shares his Aug. 21 work day with Playbill.com readers.
Armed with a digital camera, James offers a look at an average two-performance day portraying the iconic Frankenstein-styled family butler, Lurch. James snapped everything from morning routine to pre-performance rituals to between-show activities to the final curtain call.
Here is a day at The Addams Family with Zachary James:
James' theatrical credits include South Pacific, Coram Boy, Sweeney Todd and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. An accomplished opera singer, he is founding director of NYC's Metropolis Opera Project.
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