Michael Wartella chats with The Pickwyck about everything from over the rainbow in Oz to everlasting life in this new interview! After attending Circle in the Square theatre school, Michael made his Broadway debut as Boq in Wicked...just a few feet next door! Learn more about Michael's experiences by reading the interview and then catch him as Hugo in the musical adaption Natalie Babbitt's classic novel, and Broadway's latest hit, Tuck Everlasting.
How did you know that you wanted to get involved in the arts?
I've read that you trained at Circle in the Square theatre school. I didn't even know that existed, so I'm really excited to ask you about it. What was this experience like?
And later on you made your Broadway debut as Boq in Wicked, which is literally right next door. Talk about full circle! What was that like for you?
This wasn't the last time you were involved in an Oz-ified musical though. I've seen several things online about "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz," which is a musical based on the life of Judy Garland. Can you tell us a little about your involvement in that production?
Let's discuss your latest work, Tuck Everlasting! For those who are unaware about the concept/plot of the show, can you tell us a little bit about it?
And it's directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw! It's honestly insane how incredible his productions are. What's it like being in a production of his?
What has been the most rewarding outcome of being a part of this show?