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THEATER BUFF: Bret Shuford of “Radio City Christmas Spectacular”

December 21st, 2011

Every third Wednesday, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer will fill out my nosey little questionnaire and offer a glimpse of what they look like from a bit closer than the mezzanine. For December, we’ve got a special holiday treat for you to unwrap…

Photo by Ronnie Nelson.

Name: Bret Shuford

Hometown: Beaumont/Orange, TX

Current Show/Role: Radio City Christmas Spectacular – Singer

The best part of the show I’m in now is: Uh, RADIO CITY!!! It’s an iconic gorgeous building, and a New York City holiday staple.  So excited to be on that stage.

The most challenging job in show business I ever had was: All of them, 8 Shows a week. (Right now, 12-16 shows a week is tough on a person.)

If I wasn’t an actor, I would be: An Imagineer for Disney. I have a bit of a Disney obesession, and would love to use my knowledge of Disney and my passion for performing to create attractions for the parks!

Places, Intermission or Curtain Call? Curtain Call, nothing like applause.

The best post-show cocktail in town is at: My home. I love my SodaStream; I’m getting everyone SodaStream for Christmas. Also Max Brenner’s Chocolate Bar (841 Broadway, between 13th and 14th Streets). C’mon! Who doesn’t want Chocolate?!?

After you’ve hit all the traditional sites of New York City, you should totally go to: The Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

If I could live anywhere else in the world it would be: Paris, France. I love how beautiful everything is there, the architecture, the food, the language! Yum

The best Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza gift I ever got was: in 2001 and it was after 9/11. I went to Texas for Christmas and my family had all the neighbors on our street decorate their houses specifically to welcome me home.  It was like out of a Lifetime made-for-TV movie. It cheered me up at a very tough time. AMAZING!

Image via Bret Shuford.

My workout “secret” is: YOGA, go to Nick Demos’ Wednesday night men’s power hour, and David Barton Gym at Astor Place. Tommy Gregory is the best trainer.

When I’m looking for a date, nothing attracts me more than: My husband; he’s HOT!

When I’m web surfing, the site I’m most likely to be on is: So dorky, I know, but I check it all day. Lots of information for a Disney Dork like me.

Talk, text or tweet? Talk, (mostly).

People would be surprised to learn that I: Have a twin brother, Bart, plus two non-twin brothers. Bart is married with three kids in Texas. And everyone always asks: we are Fraternal twins.

When I was 10, I wanted to be just like: Annie. So gay but, c’mon, to be adopted into that house with that money and have Punjab rescue me from a bridge on a helicopter. Just keepin’ it real.

Ten years from now, I’d like to be: A D.I.L.F.

At midnight on New Year’s Eve, I’m likely to be: Resting up for more Radio City the next day. Did I mention this schedule is killer?

Image via Bret Shuford.

Image via Bret Shuford.


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