Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As With Your Favorite Broadway Stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on!
In this next edition, we caught up with Josh Young, who is making his Broadway debut in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR- currently in previews at the Neil Simon Theatre.
What is the first Broadway show you ever saw?
The first show I ever saw on Broadway was The Who's Tommy. The first musical I ever saw was Les Miserables.
What is your most unique pre-show ritual?
I don't really have one. I warm up 3 hours prior to every performance and eat right after my warm up. I also try to wake up my body with a class at Mark Fisher Fitness if it works with my schedule.
What is your most memorable "the show must go on" moment?
Oh boy, I have so many. My most memorable? Well, it just happened. I just opened Jesus Christ Superstar and, well, it's my Broadway debut and our opening few performances I couldn't get my nerves out! I was a mess. So to top off a show where I hardly breathed...a set piece was malfunctioning and I had to stop and start (from the top to about 3 minutes in) "Superstar" three times. Not a fond memory... but a memorable one all the same.
What is the one role you want to play before you die?
Billy Bigelow in Carousel.
Who is your Broadway crush?
I'm engaged but I love Barbara Walsh :)
Where can people stalk you on the web (twitter/fb etc.)?
www.josh-young.com, www.twitter.com/joshpaulyoung, facebook.com/joshpaulyoung, http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/josh-young/id89988232 (album 1 and 2)