There’s no pigeonholing two-time Tony nominee Tom Wopat. His career has ranged from the 1980s hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard to 10 Broadway credits (including Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters) to Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated film Django Unchained. Now Wopat has a new album out, I’ve Got Your Number, and he’s celebrating its release with a one-night-only concert at 54 Below on February 25. Wopat shares some of his musical influences below, from Joni Mitchell to the Beatles and his dream of dueting with Bernadette again.
What record/album was your favorite growing up?
Meet the Beatles.
What concert most influenced you as a performer?
I’d have to say definitely seeing James Taylor in 1970 at the University of Wisconsin Field House.
What song are you most excited to perform in your show?
The one I enjoy a lot is “Two Gray Rooms” by Joni Mitchell.
If you can invite any performer onstage for a duet at 54 Below, who would it be?
Definitely Bernadette Peters.
What musical theater performer from the past do you wish you could collaborate with?
I would love to collaborate with Gwen Verdon.
What album was the soundtrack to your 20s?
In my late 20s, it was Hotel California by the Eagles.
What is your favorite workout track?
I enjoy working out to Back In the High Life by Steve Winwood.
What’s the best hidden gem in on your iPod?
Keith Jarrett's Cologne Concert.
Check out Tom Wopat's one-night-only show at 54 Below on February 25. Click the video below to see Wopat performing "Maybe Someday Baby" live.