The incredibly talented Jonah Platt spoke with The Pickwyck about how he originally got into acting, putting on improvised musicals and his role of Fiyero in the Broadway hit musical Wicked! Take a look at the interview and make sure to buy your tickets to see Jonah 'dance through life' on the stage of the Gershwin!
To start off, could you tell us a little bit about your background? When did you first want to become an actor?
Where did you go to college to study writing?
What was one show that changed how you viewed theatre?
That is amazing! Did you have any moments where you just froze on stage?
Since you brought up Wicked, let's chat about that a little bit! How does it feel being in this iconic show?
What is your favorite sequence in the show?
What do you want the audience to feel when they leave the Gershwin? What's a main message you feel that they should have gotten while watching the show?
That's a great answer, I love that. Now, I know when we talked about flubbing on stage before, you couldn't really do that with the improv group. But, have there been any times during Wicked where you almost messed up, but saved it at the very last second?
It did kind of work for the character though, in the moment! Now, I know when people are on Broadway, they don't often get to see a lot of the other shows that are currently running. What are some shows you'd like to see, or have seen?
One last question. What is a piece of advice for people who are pursuing theatre as a career?