THEATER BUFF: Wayne Alan Wilcox from “The Normal Heart”
Every third Wednesday (hump day of the hump week), a fabulous actor/singer/dancer currently on Broadway will fill out my nosey little questionnaire and offer a glimpse of what they look like from a bit closer than the mezzanine. Mr. June has romanced one of The Gilmore Girls, shown his Full Monty, and lit up The Light in the Piazza. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet…
Name: Wayne Alan Wilcox
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Current Show/Role: The Normal Heart / “David”
The best part of the show I’m in now is… the response from the audiences, no matter their age, gender, background, sexual orientation, has been overwhelmingly thankful and supportive and moved unlike any other play I’ve ever done.
The most challenging job in show business I ever had was… When I was a kid, I worked at a theme park in Nashville. In the summer. Outdoors. Singing and dancing in mind-numbing heat was exhausting.
If I wasn’t an actor, I would be… A farmer or a rancher. Or a motivator of some kind.
Pick a Stewart: Jon, Rod or Martha? Jon and Rod. They both contribute immensely.
The best post-show cocktail in town is at… Joe Allen. It’s Wine. I’m a traditionalist.
After you’ve hit all the traditional sites of New York City, you should totally go to… Arriba Arriba. It’s NYC style Spanish food. And, the locals hang out there, so you’ll feel like you’re getting away from the tourist beaten path.
If I could live anywhere else in the world it would be… Florence, Italy.
Board shorts, speedo or skinny dip? There’s a category in between that I like. Swim trunks. They’re just the right length.
My workout “secret” is… Protein and making sure my heart rate is up and GOOD FORM. Otherwise, you’ll hurt yourself, and we don’t want that, 🙂
When I’m looking for a date, nothing attracts me more than… Confidence and the ability to really listen. A lot of us like to talk over everything. Not very attractive.
When I’m web-surfing, the site I’m most likely to be on is… Facebook. Then, CNN. Then back to Facebook.
Pick a “Girl”: With the Dragon Tattoo, With the Pearl Earring, From Ipanema? With The Pearl Earing AND From Ipanema. See above, Jon and Rod, for the reason why.
People would be surprised to learn that I… Grew up in the southern suburbs, but I spent almost all my summers on my grandparents farm, and I know how to look after cattle and tend a garden and ride horses.
When I was 10, I wanted to be just like… Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, the hosts of Laugh-In, precursor to Saturday Night Live.
Ten years from now, I’d like to… Be a triathlete, in my spare time.
Cape, mask, or spandex tights? Cape. Come on, a cape is so super powerful.
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