Theater 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. This week, we’re getting the scoop from The Glass Menagerie scene-stealer Brian J. Smith, whose Gentleman Caller is one of the can't-miss performances in the starry revival of Tennessee Williams' classic drama. Read on to find out what Smith can't stop watching, which celebrity he's inspired by and why his favorite vacation spot will never change.
“I can't choose just one, that's not fair! Friday Night
“I still cry when they charge Fort Wagner. And it's my favorite soundtrack.”
SONG OR SINGER: Ella Fitzgerald
STAGE SHOW (OTHER THAN MY OWN): Doubt
"Cherry and company in Doubt. Also the original cast of August: Osage County—was amazing, even from the rear balcony."
"Anything by D.H. Lawrence or Jean Genet. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind is my daily go to for non-fiction."
CELEBRITY: Zachary Quinto
"[Broadway co-star] Zach Quinto has got more energy and creative ambition than anyone I've ever met, and he's an inspiration, as well as a remarkable human being."
REALITY SHOW: Survivor
"First season of Survivor. Richard Hatch was fascinating."
APP: Tiny Wings
"It's almost time for an intervention."
FASHION DESIGNER: John Varvatos
"Especially his shoes."
BEAUTY PRODUCT: Lush
"Lush for shampoo and shower gel. Dermalogica for face wash."
VACATION SPOT: Wilmington, NC
"Always has been and always will be my grandparents' house in Wilmington, North Carolina."
"I'm a cable news junkie. I watch MSNBC to keep me informed and Fox to keep me angry. Bill O'Reilly is the most entertaining character on TV."