nytheatre.com q&a preview by Stephen Mo Hanan
September 25, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
Born and raised in Washington, DC; attended public school, Harvard College, and the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, spent six years as a San Francisco street performer, the best schooling of all.
What was the last show you saw that really excited you, and why?
We saw "Peter & the Starcatcher" and "One Man Two Guvnors" in the same week, cumulative proof of the link between joy and imagination.
Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
People have been talking about "King Lear" for 400 years and I hope they never stop. With luck we'll add something new to the conversation.
People who like which of the following recent Broadway shows would also probably like your show: THE BOOK OF MORMON, ONCE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, CLYBOURNE PARK?
Willie Loman has been called the American Lear, and the title roles each represent an absolute peak challenge to the actor, so...
Who are your heroes?
George Bernard Shaw, Elizabeth Warren, Charles Laughton, Eckhart Tolle, Hector Berlioz