Broadway stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, so Broadway.com decided it was high time to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. Peter and the Starcatcher title star Adam Chanler-Berat offers an eclectic list of favorite things, ranging from Harold and Maude and James Baldwin to vacations at the Jersey shore in the off-season. Enjoy!
TV SHOW: Breaking Bad
“Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston. The progression of the seasons is like watching a documentary on the making of a sociopath.”
MOVIE: Harold and Maude
“There's nothing better than when a movie comes into your life at the perfect moment. Your heart races and you forget where you are and you can't stop thinking about it. Like falling in love.”
STAGE SHOW (OTHER THAN MY OWN: Far From Heaven
“Just saw the preview production of Far From Heaven up at Williamstown Theater Festival and was crazy about it. New York is gonna lose it when they experience such a lush score, brilliant direction and knockout performances.”
SONG OR SINGER: Jackpot, Tiger
“My best friend's band: pop and punk and rock and joy. Get their album Chemistry Night on iTunes. It's deeply personal and open-hearted and fun.”
BOOK: Giovanni's Room
“I recently finished this book by James Baldwin. Any book that can break my heart so thoroughly in 170 pages earns some serious points."
CELEBRITY: Miranda July
“She's sort of a celebrity, right? I think she is strange and brave, and I like that she is not afraid to show that to the world.”
VACATION SPOT: Jersey Shore
“In October a friend and I take a long weekend on the Jersey shore. Those shore towns are newly vacant following the summer rush. I've always wondered what it's like to be a vacation town local. Every autumn I pretend I'm one of them.”
BEAUTY PRODUCT: Paloma Young stage makeup
"The dirt I rub on my face for Peter and the Starcatcher: We're going for the All Saints version of the dirty Victorian orphan. [Tony-winning costume designer] Paloma Young knows how to design shabby chic."
FASHION DESIGNER: Levi's
"I'm a T-shirt and jeans kind of guy. So Levi's is my uneducated answer."
ATHLETE: My pets
"My cats are pretty athletic. They wrestle like pros."
RANDOM OBSESSION: Nighttime Bike Rides
“Nothing is more refreshing than a nighttime breeze blowing in your face as you're rolling on the pavement.”