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Chester See on YouTube Fame, 'N Sync Love, Ditching His Diet & Playing a ‘Likable Idiot’ in Rock of Ages

Chester See on YouTube Fame, 'N Sync Love, Ditching His Diet & Playing a ‘Likable Idiot’ in Rock of Ages

Age: 31 (“And I’ve reached the point where I feel OK saying that!”)

Hometown: Fairfield, CA

Current Role: A stage debut as sex-crazed rock god Stacee Jaxx in the final Broadway cast of the ‘80s jukebox hit Rock of Ages.

Stage & Screen Cred: After majoring in theater at UCLA, See hosted the Disney Channel’s Disney 365 (and even ...

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Hugh Maynard on Valjean Dreams, Meeting a Demigod & His Powerful Connection to London's Miss Saigon

Hugh Maynard on Valjean Dreams, Meeting a Demigod & His Powerful Connection to London's Miss Saigon

There are few supporting roles in musicals as fiery as that of John, the marine-turned-aid worker in Miss Saigon who gets the second act of the musical off to a powerful start with the anthemic song “Bui Doi”—an emotive reminder of the orphans left behind in times of war. The role has led to acclaim for Hugh Maynard, whose ...

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The Last Ship's Collin Kelly-Sordelet on Fake Blood, Making Peace with Glee and Getting Close to Sting

The Last Ship's Collin Kelly-Sordelet on Fake Blood, Making Peace with Glee and Getting Close to Sting

Age: “I’m 19, but I’ll be 20 on New Year’s Eve.”

Hometown: Montclair, NJ

Current Role: Both a young version Gideon Fletcher, a man who leaves his seafaring town and returns 15 years later, and Gideon's son Tom Dawson in Sting’s The Last Ship.

Stage Cred: The Last Ship is Kelly-Sordelet’s first professional job ...

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Lucy Punch on Playing the Villain in London’s Great Britain & Getting Ugly in the Into the Woods Movie

Lucy Punch on Playing the Villain in London’s Great Britain & Getting Ugly in the Into the Woods Movie

Lucy Punch is back in the West End for the first time in well over a decade, having in the interim shot to fame in Bad Teacher, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger and the forthcoming screen adaptation of Into the Woods, in which she plays not-so-nice stepsister Lucinda. She’s currently taking on the aptly named Paige Britain ...

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David St. Louis on His Transformation From Professional MMA Fighter to Big-Hearted Bodyguard in Side Show

David St. Louis on His Transformation From Professional MMA Fighter to Big-Hearted Bodyguard in Side Show

Age: “Somewhere between 30 and 40!”

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Current Role: Jake, the big-hearted, baritone bodyguard of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet in the revamped Broadway revival of Side Show.

Stage & Screen Cred: Although this is his first featured role, David St. Louis previously appeared on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Rent.

“Growing up, I ...

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Michael Esper on Starring with Sting in The Last Ship & Why He's Scared to Watch the American Idiot Documentary

Michael Esper on Starring with Sting in The Last Ship & Why He's Scared to Watch the American Idiot Documentary

Grab Michael Esper's cell phone and you'll find several Grammy-winning rock stars in his contacts list. After playing Will in the hit Green Day musical American Idiot, he sailed back to Broadway in The Last Ship this fall, written and conceived by Sting, who will step into the production beginning December 9. In The Last Ship, Esper plays ...

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Holly Hunter on Her Theater Roots & Leading David Rabe's Cathartic Vietnam War Drama Sticks and Bones

Holly Hunter on Her Theater Roots & Leading David Rabe's Cathartic Vietnam War Drama Sticks and Bones

Holly Hunter’s film and television career is packed with memorable roles, but she’s also a stage veteran—in fact, the Coen Brothers wrote her part in Raising Arizona after seeing her in Crimes of the Heart on Broadway in 1981. The Oscar and Emmy winner is returning to her roots in the New Group production of Sticks and ...

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This Is Our Youth's Tavi Gevinson on Her Theater Kid Past, Being a Rookie & Her Pal Taylor Swift

This Is Our Youth's Tavi Gevinson on Her Theater Kid Past, Being a Rookie & Her Pal Taylor Swift

Age: 18

Hometown: Oak Park, IL

Current Role: A Broadway debut as opinionated and jittery fashion student Jessica, who's the object of Warren's (Michael Cera) affection in Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth.

Screen Cred: Gevinson appeared in 2013's Enough Said, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini, and in NBC's Parenthood. She's also the ...

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John Lithgow on the Role That Almost Killed Him & the 'Sparkly Brilliance' of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance

John Lithgow on the Role That Almost Killed Him & the 'Sparkly Brilliance' of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance

Playing King Lear in Central Park would be enough career excitement for most actors on the cusp of their 69th birthday, but it was only the start of an action-packed season for John Lithgow. The two-time Tony winner jumped from Lear to Edward Albee’s uber-WASP Tobias opposite Glenn Close in the current Broadway revival of A Delicate Balance and ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong Star Dave Hearn on Stunt Man Fantasies & His West End Cinderella Story

The Play That Goes Wrong Star Dave Hearn on Stunt Man Fantasies & His West End Cinderella Story

The West End has a sleeper success in The Play That Goes Wrong, the delicious play-within-a-play that chronicles all manner of onstage and offstage mishaps during a performance of an old-style mystery called Murder at Haversham Manor. A hybrid of Noises Off and The Mousetrap, director Mark Bell’s production at the Duchess Theatre asks a lot of its young ...

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