Michael Cerveris is always fun to talk to. Check out the last graph of this piece, written for New York Press. It's pretty amusing.
Here's the tease:
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Michael Cerveris was a working actor—but a Broadway nobody—when he booked an audition for a stage version of The Who’s Tommy back in 1992. He was playing a minor role in a revival of Richard II in L.A. (Kelsey Grammer had the title role), and musical-theater performing wasn’t high on his priority list. Still, he was a fan of The Who and had a history of playing in bands, “so when they said they wanted me to sing a rock song, I brought my guitar and auditioned with ‘Young Americans’ by David Bowie,” he says. “I mean, no way was I having some rehearsal pianist trying to accompany me.”