After a two-show day, Broadway’s pet-owning performers love nothing more than coming home to their number one fan: a loyal four-legged friend. In honor of the annual Broadway Barks dog and cat adoption event, coming up on July 9 in Shubert Alley, we asked stage stars to show their puppy—and kitty!—love by telling us all about their furry pals.
CODY SCOTT LANCASTER (Franz in Rock of Ages)
What is your pet’s name and breed?
Mac & Cheddar. Orange/White Brother Cats.
How did your pet get its name?
My mom wanted to name one Mac because of a Sheryl Crow song, so I thought because they were orange and white to name the other after a type of cheese. "Cheese" was too blunt, so we went through other ideas and—after Ricotta and Muenster—came up with Cheddar.
What is your pet’s favorite pastime?
Sleeping, eating, napping and snacking. Like owner, like pet.
Does your pet know any tricks?
My cats play fetch. For real.
What’s the funniest thing your pet has done?
There's nothing funnier than a cat's tongue hanging out of its mouth—and the cat having no idea it's there.
What’s the naughtiest thing your pet has done?
Peed in the plants. Every one of them.
Do you look like your pet?
I hope to God not. I mean, they're cute, but the second I start having orange and white fur cover my whole body, my career is going to take a drastic turn.
Keep checking back for more pet profiles from your favorite stars.