PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Motown: The Musical's "Marvin Gaye," Bryan Terrell Clark

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30 Apr 2013

Bryan Terrell Clark
Bryan Terrell Clark

Bryan Terrell Clark, who plays Marvin Gaye in Motown: The Musical, fills out's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

This marks his Broadway debut. Other stage work includes Fences (Corey) at Pasadena Playhouse opposite Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett and work at the Mark Taper Forum, Reprise, Guthrie, Philadelphia Theater Company and Alliance.


Full given name: Bryan Terrell Clark
Where you were born/where you were raised: Baltimore, MD
Zodiac Sign:Aries
What your parents did/do for a living:Mom was a teacher and principal. Dad was a blue collar worker.
Siblings:A brother and a sister
Current audition song/monologue:James Sampliner's arrangement of "No One is Alone"
Special skills: I'm really good at party games... LOL. Resume Special Skills??? Don't know if I even have that on my resume anymore.
Something you're REALLY bad at: Spelling and building things.. Takes me forever to put together anything from Ikea.
First Broadway show you ever saw: Rent
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? The opening night of Dreamgirls
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: Once and Lucky Guy
Favorite showtune(s) of all time: It's between "On Broadway" and "Sophisticated Ladies"
Some favorite modern musicals: Fela! and Wicked
Some favorite classic musicals: West Side Story and The Wiz
Broadway or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with: Paul Robeson, Ossie Davis, Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe
Your personal vocal idols, living or dead: Billy Porter, Marvin Gaye, Ella Fitzgerald, Kim Burrell, Brandy
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: Audra McDonald in Porgy and Bess
Music that makes you cry, any genre: Gospel Worship Music
Most-visited websites: Facebook and Google
Last book you read: "Divided Soul" by David Ritz
Must-see TV show(s): "Scandal" and "Game of Thrones"
Last good movie you saw: "Olympus Has Fallen"
Some films you consider classics: "Color Purple"
"The Last Dragon"
"Coming to America"
"Harlem Nights"
"The Piano Teacher"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Isabella Huppert
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Silly pop music... even Ke$ha
Three favorite cities: Venice, New York, Los Angeles
Favorite sport/team/player: Ravens
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: It was either Mariah Carey's first CD or SWV
What are some of your most memorable roles as a kid or teenager and how old were you? Antipholus of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors, 16
Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living: My mom says it was since I could talk!
How you got your Equity card: I was performing a new play by Walter Dallas at the Freedom Theater in Philly. He cast me as the lead and offered me the opportunity to get my card at that moment.
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