Theater stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, and Broadway.com loves to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. This week, we are getting movie, book and fashion advice from Chicago star and Phantom of the Opera vet Ryan Silverman, who is currently starring as slickster lawyer Billy Flynn. This Broadway heartthrob opens up about his fascination with New York history, wanting to be Wayne Gretzky and the sauce he's putting on everything he eats.
TV SHOW: Anything on Masterpiece Classics
“Makes me feel like an old man, but when I hear the opening jingle it makes so me happy!”
MOVIE: Life of Pi
“I recently watched and LOVED Ang Lee's Life of Pi.”
SONG OR SINGER: Tony Bennett
“I was given his box set of every song he's recorded. He's still fantastic!”
STAGE SHOW (OTHER THAN MY OWN): August: Osage County
"I loved August: Osage County. Every actor on that stage was amazing!"
BOOK: New York: The Novel
"I'm obsessed with New York's history, so I've been reading Edward Rutherfurd's New York."
ATHLETE: Wayne Gretzky
"Being from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, I have to say Wayne Gretzky. I grew up watching him and the Edmonton Oilers. Every Canadian boy wanted to be him."
APP: Pic Stitch
"I use it a lot for all of the cute pics of my daughter! Follow me at @ryan_silverman."
FASHION DESIGNER: John Varvatos and Tom Ford
"None of which I can afford. Often designers for men make the clothes so skinny I can't get the pants on, but their clothes fit me perfectly."
"Bellagio, Lake Cuomo, Italy. It's absolutely beautiful there. I went there on my honeymoon and can't wait to go back."
"Currently, Sriracha sauce. It goes on everything!"