“The play [or musical] is the director’s baby…. The director must decide whom she trusts to “hold the baby.” Are you trustworthy and reliable? Will you help foster the child’s development and ensure success? When you walk in the door, you must communicate to the production team that you are not only talented enough for the role but you are also tenacious, enthusiastic, professional, and above all authentic.”

Jonathan Flom
Get the Callback (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), pp. 1-2

“I haven’t missed a show due to sickness since 2004, maybe,”

says Michael Cerveris, the Tony Award-winning star of the musical “Fun Home.” The actor relies on his trusty humidifier, which he cranks up every night during the winter when New York apartments are driest.

In the morning, “my first step is to get in the shower and surround myself [with] the steam,” he says. Then he heads to his pantry. “Apple cider vinegar is always on my shelf,” he adds. “It helps your body fight infection.” He stirs a tablespoon into hot water and drinks.  ~New York Post

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“What good is having a belly if there’s no fire in it. Wake up, drink your passion, light a match, and get to work.” ~Simon Sinek

It’s knowing that you have something to offer….It’s believing in yourself.  –Joe Mantello