Andrew Simek

 

Full given name: Andrew Robert Simek

Where you were born/raised: Apalachin, New York

Zodiac sign: Pieces

First Broadway show ever saw: I saw The Phantom of the Opera last year and I still haven't recovered.

When did you first get involved in theatre: I lost a bet my Sophomore year in high school and had to audition for Carousel

What drew you to audition for this show: I love theatre so much it had been far too long since my last show. Plus I have seen several SRO productions in the past and all of them were stunning!

How would you describe your experience with SRO? Indescribable. Everyone is just amazing!

If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be: I would love to see Philip Quast as 'Inspector Javert' in Les Miserables. That is one of my all time favorite performances.

Some favorite modern musicals: The Book of Mormon, Across the Universe, does Chicago count as modern?

Favorite classics: Gotta love The Music Man

Favorite showtunes: Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from Les Mis, Where in the World from Secret Garden (Quast again) Music of the Night from the Phantom of the Opera.

First stage kiss: I was Billy Bigelow in Carousel and got to kiss Julie Jordan WHO I ENDED up dating for a little while. Kobe!

Something you’re really bad at: Waking up, and simple left handed tasks...

Most viewed website: FoxSoccer & 9gag

Last book you read: Currently reading "La Roja" a commentary on the parallels in the development of Spanish soccer with its domestic political stature in the 20th century

Must see TV shows: Breaking Bad, any Manchester City game, and I've been catching up on my 'Who's Line' a lot lately

Last good movie you saw: Les Miserables.....again and again

Some films you consider classics: The Lion King, The Big Lebowski, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and the 1st Pokemon Movie

Do you have any pre-show rituals/warm-ups: I just get my belt on from shower to showtime Pop culture guilty pleasure: Dirty house music

What song most played on iPod: Rhinestone Eyes-The Gorillaz

Three things can’t live without: Music, laughing, Manchester City Football Club

What are some of your dream roles: Sweeney Todd, anybody in the Phantom, and I would love to be Che again

What are some shows that you want to see SRO do: Sweeeeneyyy, and/or anything Sondheim, or 1776

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