Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Spotlight On...Cooper Grodin

Name: Cooper Grodin

Hometown: NYC

Education: Laguardia High School of Music and Art, University of Wisconsin-Bachelors of Music, Manhattan School of Music-Masters in Music

Select Credits: Phantom Of The Opera Spectacular (New Production National Tour, Phantom), Les Miserables (25th New National Tour), Shakespeare In The Park's Into The Woods

Why theater?: I love to perform and theater seems to be allowing me that privilege.

Who do you play in The Phantom of the Opera?: I play the Phantom.

Tell us about The Phantom of the Opera: Phantom, is an epic once in a life time role. A very complex genius character.

What is it like being a part of The Phantom Of The Opera?: It's a real honor to work for Cameron Mackintosh on one of the largest productions in the world. We've taken advantage of 25 years of technological updates and made the show very raw and human.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Work which takes me on a ride and makes me question my existence. Any great artist can affect me regardless of medium. But as far as theater is concerned it must be Mandy (Patinkin).

Any roles you’re dying to play?: George In Sunday In The Park With George

What’s your favorite show tune?: Soliloquy from Carousel.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Michael Fassbender

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Jake Gyllenhaal "TBD".

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Jersey Boys, Death Of A Salesman, All My Sons.

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: "Da Unten Dem Tale" an immaculate German folk song composed by Brahms. The recording by the counter tenor Bejun Mehta.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Carbs

What’s up next?: Returning to MCS Studios in Manhattan to continue my acting studies.

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