Worst onstage mishap: My own: ripping
the back of my pants about 6 inches wide open during the opening
scene of A Late Snow, with no exit for the next 3
scenes. Someone elseís: during a performance of for
Colored girls who have considered suicideÖ
an audience member ran through
the stage vomiting the whole way.
Most Terrifying Moment:
Dancing in heels
in A..My Name is Alice, Company, and Little
Shop of Horrors. I dread it.
It never gets better, it never gets easier, and Iím sure I will fall
flat on my face each time I do it.
Funniest performance anecdote:
Sappho in Love, I donít know why or how or what I was
thinking, but I ended up on stage without my undergarments. In
a normal show, this would have been fine, but in Sappho during one of the scenes
I get down on one knee and beg my lover not to leave me, blah blah
blah. Wouldnít you know, there I am down on one knee flashing
my ďgoodiesĒ to the entire audience.
Theatrical High point:
Sara in Stop Kiss, again for Upstartís Gay and
Lesbian Theater Festival. That show is just beautiful and I
got to play opposite of my wonderful wife, Kelcey McKinley. There is
nothing quite as wonderful as looking across the stage at the person
you love, while doing the thing you love to do. Iím so
grateful to have had that experience.
You as a performer in three words: Honest,
What do you want the audience to know about the current
show? Itís a comedy; itís supposed to be fun!
Regardless of what you believe or donít believe in, what you agree
or donít agree with, what you think is right or what you think is
wrong, everyone is allowed to tell their story. This is just that,
one manís story. Give into the fantasy and just go with it.
Tell us three things about you
that have nothing to do with theatre:
I love my four legged children
more than every human on the planet, save one, and she knows who she
Iím a vegan and truly believe
it is the best thing I can do for my health, our planet, and all the
creatures that live upon it.
I prefer hugs over handshakes, but Iím crazy shy and socially awkward,
so I do a lot of shaking of the hands.
What's your Actor's Nightmare?
opening night and I have no idea what the show is, what my part is,
what my lines are, or what Iím supposed to do. The worst part of it all
is nothing about my costume, the set or what the other
actors are doing helps to answer any of the questions. AndÖ.. GO! Uggghhh.