Jeff Tagliaferro

 

Full given name: Jeff Dana Tagliaferro

Where you were born/raised: Johnson City, NY

Zodiac Sign: Leo

First Broadway show you ever saw? The Lion King

When did you first get involved in theatre? Well, I was a Rapping Elf in my fourth grade Christmas show, but I didn’t really get involved until 2002 when I was on stage crew for my high school’s performance of Anything Goes in 8th grade

When did you first start performing with SRO? Sweet Charity, I think it was 2007

If you had to pick which show would you say has been your favorite you've done with SRO? Easy. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, but only because that and Sweet Charity are the only two I have performed in

If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Lately I have been all about the 70’s version of Pippin with Ben Vereen. But I would kill to see HAIR when it first opened up.

Some favorite modern musicals: Spring Awakening, Rent, Passing Strange, Next to Normal, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Once

Some favorite classic musicals: Oklahoma!, Anything Goes, The Music Man, HAIR

Favorite showtune(s) of all time: Anything from any of the shows above, but if I had to pick one…. Summer Lovin’ from Grease was my first favorite, so we’ll go with that.

First stage kiss: Zarni DeWet our high school’s production of Oklahoma! I was Ali Hakim the Persian Peddler and she was Ado Annie

Something you're REALLY bad at: Saying “NO”

Most visited websites: My fantasy football league home page, Youtube, and Netflix

Last book you read: A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, I highly recommend it

Must see TV shows: Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, 30 Rock, The New Girl Last good movie you saw? The Dark Knight Rises…. I love Batman

Some films you consider classics: MacGruber, Batman the Movie (Starring Adam West), The Fifth Element, and the original Total Recall

Do you have Pre-show rituals or warm-ups? I do the whole ‘let your upper body hang then pull yourself up one vertebra at a time thing. It never fails to help clear my mind

Pop culture guilty pleasure: I guess Justin Timberlake? I don’t feel guilty about liking him, but I don’t find pleasure in much of pop culture these days

What song is the most played on your iPod? Ten Speed (Of God’s Blood & Burial) by Coheed & Cambria, I know, most people have no idea what that is but that is their own fault! Three things you can't live without: Music, Friends, Water

What are some of your dream roles? The Leading Player from Pippin, Danny Zuko from Grease, and Roger from Rent. Melchior from Spring Awakening and Berger from HAIR are dream roles that I actually got to play.

What are some shows you'd love to see SRO to do? I’m already looking forward to seeing Next to Normal and Les Miserables, but I would love to see them do Anything Goes.

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