Every third Wednesday of the month, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer fills out editor Matthew Wexler’s nosey little questionnaire and offers a glimpse of what he looks like from a bit closer than the mezzanine. This month we go political with Andrew Chappelle, who appears in the new musical Hamilton (by In The Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda), a rousing take on one of our founding fathers.
Los Angeles, CA
Besides Hamilton’s, what is your favorite political sex scandal?
I suppose the Bill Clinton Monica Lewinsky fiasco. The Anthony Weiner mess was also funny given his name.
If I weren’t a performer, I would be:
Somewhere driving people in an office crazy.
Places, Intermission or Curtain Call:
Places! There is always excitement in the air before our show begins. The audience doesn’t know what’s they are about to see. The cast comes together and has a moment to focus and then its showtime!
The best post show cocktail in New York City is at:
The Library at The Public Theater, of course! I love a dirty martini.
After you’ve hit all the traditional sites of New York City, you should totally go to:
Blind Barber in the Lower East Side or you could go see an improv show at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Chelsea.
Take the jump for more with Andrew, including a sneak peek at his sketch comedy show, Sketch Betch.
If I could live anywhere else in the world it would be:
My workout “secret” is:
Right now I’m really into spin classes. Cody Rigsby’s class at Peloton on 23rd St. is awesome or Soul Cycle. Also Matt M. and Mike E. at Barry’s bootcamp will work your body OUT.
When I’m looking for a date, nothing attracts me more than:
A good sense of humor.
How did you conceive of your YouTube show, The Sketch Betch?
I’ve wanted to do this ever since I was a kid doing weird voices in class and getting detention. I love sketch shows like In Living Color, MADtv, and SNL. I figured I’d make my own and maybe one day I’ll get to be a part of SNL or have my own show like Nick Kroll on Comedy Central. Check out my YouTube channel!
If I were going to run for political office, my slogan would be:
You’d never find me running for office, but my character, Shermika Ramsey from The Sketch Betch would say “Let A Bitch Know.” She has a zero tolerance policy regarding bad oral hygiene.
People would be surprised to learn that I…
When I was 10, I wanted to…
sing like Whitney Houston and do the Macarena all while wearing Cross Colors of course. It was 1996!
Ten years from now I’d like to be…
living in LA, have my own T.V. show, and starting a family. I’ve got a lot of work to do!
Hamilton runs at The Public Theater through May 3.