Watch out, D'Ysquiths - there's a new Monty Navarro in town. The Tony Award winning musical, A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder, welcomes their new Monty, Jeff Kready. We chatted with Jeff about his barbershop quartet background, what he enjoys most about his role and who he would switch lives with for a day.
When did you first discover theater? Do you come from an artistic/musically inclined family?
What was your first job? (Non-theater related)
What are some of your favorite musicals and plays, and why are they your favorites?"
Congratulations on stepping into the role of Monty full time! What is one thing you enjoy most about portraying this character?
Do you see any similarities between you and Monty?
You had been working with GGLAM in the ensemble and as Monty's understudy, so you have been with the production for a bit. What is your favorite part of the show?
What is your favorite scene to perform?
What do you think is the message of GGLAM? What do you want people to take away from your performance and the show all together?
The show features a love triangle of sorts. In your opinion, who would you want Monty to end up with in the end?
What has been one character you have portrayed that you felt the most connection to and why?
What are some weaknesses of yours that you would like to improve upon?
If you could play any role, regardless of gender, what would it be and why?
If you could switch roles with any of your cast mates for one performance, who would it be and why?
Who would you want to be your Freaky Friday?
What is a piece of advice you would give to young aspiring performers?
What is something you aspire to do in the future?