Full given name: Brendan Wilson Curtin
Where you were born/raised: Endwell, New York
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
First Broadway show you ever saw? Les Mis... I saw Phantom of the Opera the next night. I am as clichéd as they come!
When did you first get involved in theatre? I first saw Annie at the forum when I was young, and I was enthralled with live performances ever since.
When did you first start performing with SRO? 1993. I played a cymbal crashing mission band member with no lines!!
If you had to pick which show would you say has been your favorite you've done with SRO? Next to Normal would be, by far, one of my favorite shows that I have had the privilege to work.
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? I would love to see Ragtime, again. It was one of my favorites. I also wish I could have caught Phillip Seymour Hoffman and John C Riley tackle both roles inTrue West. (I think that was the play they did at Circle in the Square. If not, my apologies to the two!! They’ll understand for sure.)
Some favorite modern musicals: Parade and Memphis
Some favorite classic musicals: I have always enjoyed Disney (lengthy) musicals (minus the length) as well as any musical featuring Dick Van Dyke.
The Music Manis also a (lengthy) classic.
Favorite showtune(s) of all time: Memphis Live in Me—Chad Kimball sings the heck out of it.
First stage kiss: Merrily We Roll Along—Binghamton University
Something you're REALLY bad at: Jumping in on my wife’s stories. I need to let her finish her thought. When it comes to theatre, I work a lot on rhythms in music, as I am not very good with them. I make accompanists go bonkers!
Most visited websites: Funny or Die or anything dealing with a possible vacation destination Last book you read: A Prayer for Owen Meaney
Must see TV shows: Breaking Bad, Parenthood, and if you haven’t seen the series you need to watch Six Feet Under.
Last good movie you saw? The World’s End wasn’t bad.
Some films you consider classics: Back to the Future! Raiders of the Lost Ark,Singing in the Rain, and anything that I have seen a hundred times, but will never turn off when it is on (THANKS, “The Replacements!”)
Do you have Pre-show rituals or warm-ups? I walk the stage, and I like to be quiet. I don’t like any big rah-rah sessions, clapping, excitable distractions…I prefer to visualize what is going to be happening that night, so that I have a strong game plan of where I need to be. Pop Culture Guilty Pleasures: JT Baby!! JT!
What song is the most played on your iPod? The Entire Next to Normal Album
Three things you can't live without: Pizza, pizza, and Nichole (she is third to pizza)
What are some of your dream roles? This is one. It is nice to finally be of an age that is appropriate for some roles that are out there. I really lucked out here! I would love to work on some heavier plays by Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Sam Shepherd. I tend to gravitate to these kinds of plays more than musicals. But who doesn’t want to play Atticus Finch either??? In time…who knows…
What are some shows you'd love to see SRO to do? Baby, Merrily we Roll Along, Mystery Comedy Murders, Falsettos, A New Brain