What was your most rewarding role?I made $140k on a movie once. Although
I didn’t know it at the time, fluffing is very lucrative.
Worst onstage mishap: During the last
performance of “Name of the Rose” we set fire to a kid named Tommy
Gallager. He was playing the part of the hunchback and we were
burning him at the stake and I “accidentally” set him on fire. Tommy
was a dick. Nobody cared.
Most Terrifying Moment: Sister Mary pulled out a fire extinguisher during the Tommy Gallager incident and she almost got to pull the pin before she “accidentally” fell. It terrified all of us as Tommy was a dick and nobody cared whether he burned.
Funniest performance anecdote:
performance of “The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire” one of the
actors thought it would be funny to do his dialogue in Latin. All of
us were stunned and there was a HUGE dead silence when he started.
He eventually got back into the groove and although not funny to the
rest of the actors at the time, we all got a big chuckle when the SM
stuck a big Maglite flashlight up his ass after the last
performance. To the best of my knowledge it’s still there.
Theatrical High point:
Shots at Benny's
after a performance. Surprisingly their dumpster is very
You as a performer in three words: Really fulla crap
What do you want the audience to know about the current
show? The writing is exceptional. It’s a wonderful read and a wonderful cast.
Tell us three things about you
that have nothing to do with theatre:
When I was 7 years old I ate an entire 4 ½ horsepower Johnson outboard motor.
I was the spokesman for the Ronco Home Lobotomy kit.
I’ve never had an STD and hope to never have one again.
What's your Actor's Nightmare?
Filling this out.