Meet Logan Mortier as Bobby in A Chorus Line

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Posted by: Pia Haas on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 12:00:00 am

I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. I was always passionate about music. I started singing in the Indianapolis Children’s Choir since the age of nine and found my love for performing there. Through the children’s choir, I was able to be in the children’s chorus in the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat National Tour Cast when it came to Indianapolis as well as having the opportunity to be in the children’s chorus for Carmen at Clowes Memorial Hall. The choir also gave me the opportunity to go on tour in Italy and England. 

From there I went on to playing flute in my middle school band. My instrument took me all the way through high school and I still enjoy picking it up from time to time. It produced my love for music theory and composition and lead me to get my Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre when I went to college at Florida State University. 

I didn’t find my passion for theatre until I came to high school. I took the highest level theatre class and became involved in many of the plays and musicals. I always enjoy being busy but high school took it to a whole new level. I participated in all honors courses, concert and show choir, band, orchestra, the musicals and plays, and tried to make time for a little bit of tennis. 

My parents have always been proud of me and supported my decision to overwhelm myself in this manner. They were at every performance cheering me on and I don’t know where I’d be without their love and support. It also helped that I had a twin brother in all those classes with me. It’s certainly awesome to have a built-in best friend. When I decided I wanted to be a stage actor, it was more of a feeling than an event. Every time I hear a stage manager say, “places,” or I hear the first moment of the overture I get this rush of nerves and joy. How amazing is it that I get to play dress up and pretend to be someone else? I get to tell stories, make people laugh, make people cry, and educate others through the magic of live theatre. It’s that moment right before the show starts that always gets me and hopefully always does. 

I first heard of A Chorus Line when I was just graduating high school. There is a high school level theatre company that auditions students from the Indianapolis area to apart of their productions. I heard about it, auditioned, and took my first step to the line as Alan Deluca. I was 18 years old at the time. This production at WBT will be my fourth time performing in this show and I discover something new about it every time. I love that it tells our story. It is such a truthful, fun, and exciting piece of theatre. 

I am aware of the movie adaption of A Chorus Line. There are some movie musicals that have made a beautiful transition from the stage to the screen, I don’t believe that A Chorus Line was one of them. I love that musicals are making their way to something more mainstream. In my opinion, there are so many factors that go into a transition like this. Who are the actors? Who is the director? What has to change so that it works on screen? The stage and film are two very different mediums. I say keep making movies out of musicals as long as careful thought and preparation goes into casting and cinematography. 

My favorite shows... I’d have to say Sweeney Todd is probably my absolute favorite. I love the concept of a horror musical. Not only is it haunting but it’s beautifully composed. The thematic detail is gorgeous and the characters are so crazed and intriguing. That said I’d love to be apart of that production one day as any role really. Of course, A Chorus Line is one of my favorite shows as well. Other favorites include Lippa’s The Wild Party, Cabaret, The Color Purple, and Ragtime. I do love a little darkness and drama. I’m playing one of my dream roles now! I’ve wanted to be Bobby on the line since I found out what A Chorus Line was. My other dream roles include Anthony and maybe one day Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Burrs in Lippa’s Wild Party, Emcee or Cliff in Cabaret, and Younger Brother or someday Tateh in Ragtime. 

When I’m not on stage, I love the aerial arts. In this past year, I’ve started taking silks and rope classes and it’s become a new passion. I love to cook, play video games, and arrange music. I’ve even begun composing a bit. 

As far as music I listen to... I have a variety. I’m a huge fan of folk music and pop music. My favorite musicians are Lucas Jack, Ryn Weaver, Pink, and Lady Gaga. I like music that really creates a deep reaction in me. Typically something that hypes me up or really calms me down. 

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