Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Spotlight On...Daniel Rowan

Name: Daniel Rowan

Hometown: Longview, TX

Education: South Asian Philosophy & Religious Studies at University of North Texas

Select Credits: (Off-Broadway) Matt in The Fantasticks, (Regional) Chris in Miss Saigon at Casa Manana of Fort Worth, TX, Anthony in Sweeney Todd with Norm Lewis at Casa Manana, Prince Christopher in R&H Cinderella at Casa Manana, Freddy in My Fair Lady at Lyric Stage of Irving, TX.

Why theater?: Because I have no other choice. I simply must!

Who do you play in This Will All Be Yours?:
I Play Scott Price in This Will All Be Yours.

Tell us about This Will All Be Yours: This Will All Be Yours is a bit of a family dramady. A family breaks a part in the best way possible --- the children, after coming of age,  have different dreams than their parents initially dreamed for them. A family's way of maneuvering through change, moving forward into progress, and allowing their way of life to undergo a sort of metamorphosis. I play a kid out of High School, raised on a farm,  who has a deep yearning to be a singer/actor/performer. A smart, kind kid out of place in rural New York. Extremely familiar to a kid who grew up in a small town in East Texas.

What is it like being a part of This Will All Be Yours?: It's exciting to be a part of a new work, and create a role from the roots up.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Not to be vague, but any theatre with the purpose of truth. Simple truthfulness is inspiring.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Right now?.... Tony in West Side Story! Later.... George in Sunday In The Park with...

What’s your favorite show tune?:
"They're Writing Songs of Love But Not For Me" or "Everyday A Little Death"

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I'd love to work with Sondheim. Hands Down.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Oh, God... I hope that the movie would be filmed when I'm very old by some very good looking up-and-coming, haha. Sheesh, I dunno. The title? I'd hope it would be something simple, seemingly pretentious, but also humorous. And in french. If you can find something that fits the protocol let me know, but for now, I'm going with "Chocolat 2" deux*

What show have you recommended to your friends?:
Sadly, she closed a few weeks back Bridges of Madison County. JRB, Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale. My heart still aches from those performance.

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?:
oof, apparently Queen Bey: "Love on Top"

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Peanut butter. I sometimes wake up in the morning after buying a jar the night before to find 3/4 gone.

What’s up next?: Something's coming...