Thursday, August 7, 2014

Spotlight On...Karl Gregory

Name: Karl Gregory

Hometown: Wantagh, NY

Education: BFA Acting, Syracuse University;  MFA Acting, Brown/Trinity

Select Credits: karlgregory.com

Why theater?: Because it is essential

Who do you play in Mother’s Day?: I play Joey, who plays a drag queen named Helen Back.  So I play both.  

Tell us about Mother’s Day: A drag queen comes home for Mother's Day with a special announcement for the family.  It doesn't end well.

What is it like being a part of Mother’s Day?: I love working on new plays.  Truly.  There is nothing like bringing a brand new story to life, with characters that no one has ever seen before in the American Theater.  It's always a gift.  And this is a brilliant team across the board.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?:  Every kind of theater.  It's all part of the conversation. Naked vulnerability with a side of self-effacing humor.  See: Elaine Stritch.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Hedwig and  Louis in Angels In America.

What’s your favorite showtune?: "'Maybe This Time" from Cabaret.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Meryl. Fucking. Streep.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: "Who The Hell Is Karl Gregory?" starring Alan Cumming.  (my spirit animal)

What shows have you recommended to your friends?: Casa Valentina, Sleep No More, Hand To God, Glass Menagerie, Pippin, Here Lies Love

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: Currently it's, "Rather Be" by Jess Glynne

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Tacos and vodka.

What’s up next?: I shot an episode of "Alpha House" on Amazon, which will air this fall.  And have some gigs lined up through 2015.  Check karlgregory.com for updates!

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