Brian d’Arcy James Talks with Richard Seff
Recorded by Joel Markowitz
Sixteen years ago Richard Seff met Brian d’Arcy James when the two performed in Lend Me AaTenor at the Players Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. A bond was formed, and Richard has watched Brian grow from the Bellboy in Tenor to Shrek The Ogre in Shrek The Musical, now in its Broadway run.
Here, they reminisce about some of the ups and downs of the seventeen years that have lapsed since they met, in a career that has included plays as well as musicals on the road, regionally and in stock, to Titanic, The Sweet Smell of Success, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Shrek The Musical on Broadway.
Some highlights: those early Lend Me a Tenor days, workshopping today’s musicals, James as an unusual choice to play Shrek, and finding Shrek’s voice.
Shrek:The Musical is at the Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, NYC.
- Other DCTS Podcasts featuring Richard Seff:
- Interviews with and about John Kander, With Complete Kander
- Richard Seff: A Lifetime on Broadway Click here
- Inside Broadway: A Return Visit with Richard Seff Listen here.