In shows like West Side Story, Grey Gardens and A Catered Affair, Matt Cavenaugh has gotten plenty of practice sweeping Broadway audiences off their feet. He’s at it again in the new off-Broadway musical Death Takes a Holiday, playing dashing fighter pilot Eric Fenton, a guest at a luxurious Italian villa after World War I. But don’t worry, theater fans, Cavenaugh is also a charmer in real life. When Broadway.com photographer Jenny Anderson tagged along to document a day in the life of a musical theater star, he was more than game—he even volunteered to add the personal touch by writing his own photo captions. Click through to enjoy a day with Cavenaugh, meet his precious pup, his backstage pals, even his awesome mode of transportation.