Johnny Newcomb of Broadway's The Last Ship talks with The Pickwyck about his technical training at the Boston Conservatory, his past productions, and his upcoming role as Roger Davis in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe production of RENT in this new interview!
How did you initially become interested in theater? What was your first memory of theater?
We saw that you got your theatrical training at The Boston Conservatory! Was there a particular instructor there that inspired you and gave you words that you live by?
What initially attracts you to a role, as an artist?
You have performed in various productions! From The Last Ship to Into the Woods, Spring Awakening, and Next To Normal! What has been a role that really stuck with you and challenged you?
Most recently, you were in the production of The Last Ship on Broadway! What was that experience like for you? Any memorable stories you'd like to share with us?
What actor/actress would you like to work with the most and why?
Big congrats to you for being cast as Roger in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe production of RENT! This musical is loved by so many - were you a fan of the show before being cast?
What are you looking forward to the most about this production
Since every actor has their own special quirks and ways of portraying characters, what do you hope to bring to this production that makes your interpretation of Roger unique?
Looking back on your first acting experience and now, what would you say you learned the most?
What is your guilty pleasure?
What are you most passionate about in your own life, aside from your career?
There have been so many amazing shows on Broadway this season! What was/is your favorite show that is currently running on Broadway and why?