BWW Interview: Broadway's Chris Rice Gets #TAPPY and Talks BROADWAY BACKWARDSCongratulations to longtime and OBC swing Tyson Jennette, who has temporarily joined the Australian company as a swing! Conner Peirson, who portrays the well-meaning if truth-challenged Mormon missionary Elder Arnold Cunningham, and Kim Exum, who plays Nabulungi, the young Ugandan convert threatened with female circumcision, have reason to be thankful the show has worn so well with audiences. Peirson has been with the show for nearly three years, first as a standby on Broadway and on tour, then taking over the part on tour in December. Robert Colvin is making his Price debut tonight. Congratulations, Robert! Posted 1 year ago by bluepeets. Tagged with Show all posts tagged with "robert colvin".
BWW Interview: Broadway's Chris Rice Gets #TAPPY and Talks BROADWAY BACKWARDS
Chris Rice, a current swing in the Broadway company of "The Book of Mormon" had no idea that when he uploaded his tap video of Anna Kendrick 's "Cup Song" on YouTube it would go viral, three years later is has accrued over three million views. I was lucky enough to chat with him, during an evening performance he was not swinging in, about his current choreography project featured in " Broadway Backwards " a fundraiser to benefit Broadway Cares: Equity Fights Aids and the LGBT center in Manhattan, also teasing his newest dance video. Christopher Castanho : Why don't you give us some background on where you're from, where you went to school Actually, when I auditioned for colleges I almost didn't get in anywhere, and the one school that I did get into was out of state and I couldn't afford it. So at first I went to the University of Oklahoma as a drama student and after re-auditioning and getting waitlisted I found out that they had a spot in the Musical Theatre program for me.
He is so inspiring because he never seems to stop expanding his talent and is always working towards new goals, both personally and professionally. I admire his character as much as his work and see how much light he brings to everyone around him. I became obsessed with the production and just wanted to do what they were doing- high scale productions that left audiences in awe. Q : Has fitness always been an importance part of performance and your life in general? A : I grew up as a skinny kid. So, I always knew that I would need to gain weight just to be castable.
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Here, via email, we hear from singing actor Christopher Rice , who appears in the ensemble of the Tony-winning Broadway production of The Book of Mormon. What show recently impressed you? I am a pretty big fan of Matilda over at the Shubert Theatre. I have seen it a number of times, and I fall more and more in love with it with each viewing. The cast is superb, and there are so many moments that tug at your heartstrings. And those kids are something else!