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 Lucas Papaelias, who is starring as 'Svec' in ONCE- currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre!
What is the first Broadway show you ever saw?
When I was five I saw the Broadway production of PETER PAN with Sandy Duncan. I had the soundtrack on vinyl and wore it out... "Never Never Laaaaaaaand!"
What is your most unique pre-show ritual?
I hit the chin-up bar, then practice "the Czech number" with Anne L. Nathan.
What is your most memorable "the show must go on" moment?
I was playing Bobby in AMERICAN BUFFALO at Geva Theater, and an actor had to leave the show for personal reasons the day before tech. A ringer was called in the next day- never once called for line and our sold out run was extended!
What is the one role you want to play before you die?
Travis Bickle, if they ever decide to turn Taxi Driver into a musical.
Who is your Broadway crush?
Eisa Davis and Rebecca Naomi Jones, after seeing them in PASSING STRANGE back in '08. Sorry, but they still have my heart.
Where can people stalk you on the web?
On Twitter @funkaford and my website: http://www.lpfunkrocks.com