Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Spotlight On...Glen North

Name: Glen North

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Education: James Madison University

Select Credits: Kyle McLaughlin in Showgirls the Musical Off-Broadway, Link in Hairspray and Laurie in Little Women the Musical

Why theater?: Because I couldn't get into Space Camp

Who do you play in Coming?: Josh Crenshaw aka Jesus 2.0

Tell us about Coming: If Jesus Christ Superstar and Rocky Horror Picture Show had crazy hot sex while listening to Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, their love child would be Coming

What is it like being a part of Coming?: The creative team is so supportive and creative. Rehearsals are such a safe environment. I'm free to make bold choices and try different things. As an actor I love feeling like a collaborator as opposed to a puppet.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?:
Smart theatre that isn't playing to an audience, it knows what it is, what it's trying to say and isn't afraid to say it. That's one of the things I love about Coming, nothing is sugar coated in this show. There are some very raw moments that I'm sure will offend some people. If they don't, we're not doing our job right. I hope we get people thinking.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: My dream since I was in high school has been to play Fiyero in Wicked. That was one of the first shows I was ever obsessed with.

What’s your favorite show tune?: "On My Own"

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Diane Paulus, she's such an incredible director. I've loved everything she's worked on recently.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Aaron Tveit, it would be a musical, obviously

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (before it won the Tony!)

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: The opening of the soundtrack for Angels in America

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: The card game Magic: The Gathering

What’s up next?:
Unemployment, thanks for reminding me.