Every little girl has a dream…when I was 13, my dad took me to my first Broadway Show… 42nd Street starring Lenny Briscoe… ummm, I mean Jerry Orbach. And little Kim (not lil’ Kim with the pasties)…who was so much dorkier than she is now with big glasses and big teeth she had to grow into…said “Dad I want to do that one day!”
I became a radio personality instead, but that worked out pretty damn good because I get to spend my mornings with you guys and through that I had the chance to make that dream come true. One of our listeners…Scott Wojcik…was casting for the Off-Broadway show Philosophy for Gangsters.
As Telecharge describes it…
‘Mafia heiress Callie Rizzoli has a lot on her plate. A street gang is fighting to take over her territory. She wants to make someone pay for her parents’ deaths. To top it off, she and the philosopher she’s kidnapped are lifted to top slot on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. A clever, provocative comedy about ideas and messy deaths.’
And I am thrilled to say I get to be a part of it!!
While I only am a very small part of this brilliant show…I am “the newscaster” there are so many great people and actors I met when I filmed my role last night…and what do they have in common? They were all on Law & Order! I had heard from Producer Craig that every New York actor has been on a Law & Order episode and I tested the theory when I filmed my role yesterday for Philosophy for Gangsters…yes, it’s true…everyone I asked had been on either L & O or SVU.
In preparation for my big (well, small, really) debut as “the newscaster”, my partner Jim rounded up some big stars to give me pointers.
Tally Sessions is in Philosophy for Gangsters and has starred on Broadway in Big Fish and toured with Legally Blonde…so he gave me some tips from an actor’s point of view of how to impress… and it includes looking in the mirror and saying this to yourself: