PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: The "Apollo Creed" of Broadway's Rocky, Terence Archie
25 Mar 2014
Terence Archie, who stars as rival Apollo Creed in the Broadway production of Rocky, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.
Archie originated this role in Rocky Das Musical in Hamburg, Germany.
Other notable credits include the Broadway revival of Ragtime, the title role in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Second Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company's Two Gents: A Rock Opera,Tamburlaine the Great and Edward II.
Full given name:
Terence Eugene Archie
Where you were born/where you were raised:
Can sing like Louis Armstrong and Aaron Neville. Can mimic the voice of Martin Luther King.
Something you're REALLY bad at:
Putting together a cohesive thought or sentence within first hour of waking.
First Broadway show you ever saw:
Phantom of the Opera, 1994
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends:
Haven't seen a Broadway show in 2 years. I was out of the country.
Some favorite musicals:
The Who's Tommy, Ragtime
Your personal performance idols, living or dead:
Luther Vandross, Lou Rawls, Donny Hathaway
Most played song on your iPod:
"Keep Your Head to the Sky" by Earth, Wind and Fire
Last book you read:
"The Science of Good and Evil" by Michael Shermer
Must-see TV show(s):
"The Walking Dead," "Game of Thrones"
Last good movie you saw:
"12 Years a Slave"
Some films you consider classics:
"The Godfather" 1 and 2, "Rocky"
Pop culture guilty pleasure:
Words With Friends
Three favorite cities:
New York, Hamburg, London
Basketball (Kevin Durant)/ Boxing (Roy Jones Jr.) and MMA (Jon "Bones Jones")
First CD/Tape/LP you owned:
"The Best of Luther Vandross"
First stage kiss:
An 8th grade play about MLK. Kissing scene with the cutest girl in class. However I missed the kiss because I got so caught up playing Martin Luther King and delivering a speech that I skipped our kissing scene entirely.
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