NEW YORK – Just over a week ago, The Hollywood Reporter conducted its first Tonys Actor Roundtable with six 2014 Tony nominees — Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin), Andy Karl (Rocky), Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder), Chris O’Dowd (Of Mice and Men) and Tony Shalhoub (Act One) — and the conversation produced so much interesting material that it couldn’t all fit into the main video. Therefore, THR is now releasing an 11-minute bonus feature: the actors’ discussion about what first brought them to New York and what they regard as their “big break” on Broadway.
Who first experienced — and fell in love with — Broadway when he was just a kid on a break from shooting a movie? Who arrived in New York with $3,000 in savings from his work at a dinner theater? Which two came to town and were required to do auditions for men in cramped hotel rooms? And who first came out to New York when the company of a regional theater production in which he was appearing became the replacement cast for a Broadway show?
For the answers to these questions, and a lot of other fun stuff, check out the video at the top of this post!