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THEATER BUFF: Andrew Glaszek of “Hustling” & “Broadway Bares”

December 19th, 2012

Every third Wednesday of the month, 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 very special package to put under your christmas tree; he’s not only a talented performer but he’s also a valued contributor to this blog

Andrew Glaszek. Photo by Stephen Mosher.

Name: Andrew Glaszek

Hometown: Detroit

Current Shows/Roles: Hustling/Jay; Broadway Bares Winter Burlesque

The best part of the show I’m in now is: Each episode of Hustling gets better and better… and my character’s story line will get more revealing in January after the holiday break. There’s some really good work being done in web series right now – I’m proud to be a part of one. Bares allows me to help support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and rally for the cause. The audience of each is so generous and supportive!

The most challenging job in show business I ever had was: I’ve done 5 page monologues and one that called for a dozen accents but the biggest challenge might be a summer stock production of Hello Dolly! where we had a 3-man Waiter’s Gallop. Full out. There was even a performance where the dance captain was out and I had to cover his tricks and mine. It was ridiculous and exhilarating.                                               

If I wasn’t an actor, I would be: A lot less intelligent – most of what I’ve learned in life has been from the theatre.

As a Broadway Bares regular, what was the most memorable and/or unusual moment from one of the shows? Seeing Rachelle Rak’s Wonder Woman was like a slap in the face. I’ve also gotten a face full of jock in a performance of the football number and a face full of milk in “The Big Man” number – memorable.

The Cast of "Hustling". Photo by Chris Bishop.

The best pre-show dinner and post-shot cocktail in town are at: I love Mex… Anejo has delicious mushroom tacos, Ofrenda has great plates. The pineapple margaritas at Arriba Arriba are fun and will set you up for a good time at Fairytale Lounge or The Monster. ;)

After you’ve hit all the traditional sights of New York City, you should totally go to: A show at 54 Below – your chance to see stars like Patti LuPone and Leslie Uggams do original shows in a classy, beautiful room with really good food. And catch Ben Cameron’s Broadway Sessions to see some stars of tomorrow.

Andrew Glaszek. Photo by Stephen Mosher.

If I could live anywhere else in the world it would be: There is no other place but New York. (But a weekend beach house would be nice.)

Deck the halls and pick a Holly: Holly Golightly, Holly Hunter, Buddy Holly or Land of the Lost‘s Holly? I’d love to play Paul, so I’ll pick Golightly (although Hunter did work with Anne Bancroft… and Eddie Cibrian).

My workout “secret” is: Intuition – I listen to my body and what it craves.

When I’m looking for a date, nothing attracts me more than: Confidence.

My favorite website to visit that you may not have heard of is:  Jack in a Box, Animals Being Dicks lol. And of course TowleRoad, Boy Culture, Deep Dish, After Elton and Kenneth in the 212.

Board Shorts, Speedo or Skinny Dip?  Same answer as my workout “secret.”

People would be surprised to learn that I: Don’t eat eggs. I just don’t understand.

Ten years from now I’d like to be: Throwing one helluva holiday party! “You be there, too!”

When I was 10, I wanted to be just like: Mackenzie Astin – surrounded by Cloris Leachman, Charlotte Rae, Blair, and Patty Duke!

The one thing I’d like to find stuffing my Christmas stocking this year is: “a duplex. and checks.”

Be sure to catch Andrew (as well as Broadway vets Sebastian LaCause and Daphne Rubin Vega) in Hustling when the series returns for more fresh episodes January 9, 2013!

Andrew Glaszek backstage at "Broadway Bares". Photo by Gustavo Monroy for Edge.

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