Here, the actor shares the theatregoing experiences that most affected him as part of the audience.
I will never forget watching Mark Rylance take over the stage and exert himself the way he did during the course of this show. The way he transforms in everything he does blows me away. One of my favorite actors to watch on stage.
Such a grounded play, amazing cast, and fleshed-out characters. I loved everything about it.
Such a powerful play, ensemble of actors, and message. Watching Joe expertly drive this emotional rollercoaster of a show, and Ellen Barkin captivate the audience with her strength and resilience, was an experience I will never forget.
Laurie Metcalf in The Other Place
Such an amazingly complex and intricate show that left me stunned. Laurie Metcalf is ridiculous.
I remember going to see this with my family multiple times because we loved it so much. This is one of the shows and performances that really inspired me to want to be a Broadway performer.
I have probably never laughed harder in a theatre than I did when Christian Borle lost his hand to that treasure chest. He’s a genius. Such a brilliantly imaginative and creative show.
From Joshua Henry singing his face off, to Colman Domingo and Forrest McClendon’s physical comedy and grounded strength bringing life to so many tough characters, I was awe-struck by the performances in this show. I vividly remember the cast just standing there silently on that stage, for what seemed like minutes, while tears streamed down each one of their faces. It was such a powerful moment, and a truly moving piece of theatre.
When you are watching something and forget that an actor is not only playing a person, but also a possessed puppet demon at the same time, you know you are witnessing something special. What a crazy, amazing ride.
Audra McDonald in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Watching the juggernaut that is Audra McDonald be thrown across the stage while sobbing and singing to perfection is something that I will never quite have figured out….she’s incredible.
Parade at the Mark Taper Forum
This is one of my favorite musicals. Such a powerful, raw, stripped-down production.