The Pickwyck chatted with the talented Daveed Diggs of Broadway's newest hit, HAMILTON! In this interview, Daveed talks about his earliest memories of theatre, his technical training and his character(s) in Hamilton!
Where did you grow up? Do you have a theatrical family?
What is your earliest memory of theater? When did you realize you wanted to be an performer?
What was your first car and your first job (doesn't have to be creative!)
Could you tell us your first impression of Hamilton? How did you know this was a journey you wanted to embark on?
This show has many unique aspects ranging from the diversity represented on stage to the intricate lyrics being rapped in the production. Do you think Hamilton is redefining american theater?
What are your thoughts on what Hamilton brings to the theatre community and how it will inspire theater in the future? Do you think Hamilton has the potential to spark a whole new era of theater?
Could you tell us about working in Freestyle Love Supreme with Lin Miranda? How did this group come about? How do you practice for shows like this (or can you practice?)
Can you tell us about your educational/theater training journey! Was there a particular instructor that inspired you and gave you words that you live by?
What is your favorite New York spot?
What is your favorite memory so far with this show?
What are some of the challenges of playing two different characters in the show? What is your favorite part about playing each character?
What is your favorite sequence of the show? (Perhaps one you in perform in and one you don't)
What is your favorite movie, TV show, book?
If you could switch places with anyone alive or dead, who would it be and why?
What is your guilty pleasure?
What has been the most difficult part of transitioning to Broadway? Previews are meant to "work out the kinks" if you will. Perhaps you can shed light on what the "finished" product is aiming to be by opening night?