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Since I had the opportunity to see Tam in April of this year and thought his performance was stellar as the Phantom, including grabbing him at the stage door to get his autograph and meet him personally, I asked for permission to post the questions/answers on my blog. If you wish to know more about Tam's background in theatre, his bio is linked back to the Love Never Dies website.
For me the mental work starts at the beginning of the rehearsal process.
I do a lot of research on the character and on the play itself (when the play is set, location, etc.).
I try to learn as much as I can and talk things through with fellow actors, designers, and, of course, the director.
This allows me to make choices and find my own truth. Before I go on stage, I may look over notes I have made throughout the rehearsal process or that I have been given by the resident director from a previous show/rehearsal.
She was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, with her two sisters, Summer and Allegra.
The three of them were members of the Colorado Children's Chorale. She attended George Washington High School and graduated from Milikin University with a BFA in musical theater.
Only a radical rewrite will give it even the remotest chance of emulating its predecessor. 11 Gotham opening, it has eight months in which to improve.Having watched a character toy with a gun in an earlier sequence, we’re primed, but shouldn’t a character’s death engender more than puzzlement as to why the killer remains onstage sobbing throughout the pained reprises going on around them?When spirits do sometimes rise, it’s thanks to the all-new score.Holed up in a bar in the wee small hours of the morning, self-pitying Raoul (Joseph Millson) is having a “One for My Baby” moment.“The rush that music brings,” he sings, “I can’t deliver.” The trouble with “Love Never Dies” is that while a couple of melodies deliver, the show doesn’t.