Tom Tells it like it is!

Posted by: wbtpress on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 4:07:00 pm

Tom Galantich as Julian Marsh, the driven Director who makes Peggy Sawyer a star!

    I grew up primarily on Long Island. But I also lived in Ohio and Maine. It was a pretty typical upbringing. Nothing unusual or earth shattering. I grew up at a time when TV was becoming mainstream in homes so I watched the old movies that were being shown and that may have gotten me thinking about acting. I'm a huge fan of Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, and Jack Lemmon. Their styles were ones that I identified with.  

    I had a mentor of sorts when I started out in Chicago by the name of Jim Sudik. A brilliant actor. I don't know where he is now, but he had a huge affect on me.

     I like intelligent shows like CITY OF ANGELS and 1776. I like to be challenged as a performer and theater goer. I don't know if I have a dream role. I usually enjoy what ever role I'm playing at the time.

    My favorite moment in 42Nd Street is my last when I sing the reprise of 42ND ST and get to express the feelings that Julian has about it and what it means to him. It's the release of all that stress leading up to the opening of the fictional PRETTY LADY. All the hard work and pain being rewarded with a hit show. It's what he lives for. He's back on top and flying high. My favorite moment to watch in the show is the number GO INTO YOUR DANCE because the tapping is so wonderful and Shannon, Jenna, Jennifer, Ashley and Derek, who do it, are amazing to watch.

    I'm a sports fan, so I watch a lot of that. I'm a Mets fan, so I've been in a lot of pain this year. I also like the Giants, Knicks and Rangers. However, that doesn't mean I dislike the Yankees, Jets, Nets and Devils. I root for all the local teams. My favorite activity is golfing. I also enjoy working on my house.

    I Pod?  I only have a shuffle. I haven't invested in a bigger one. It seems to hold all the music I need so far. On it I have classic easy listening mostly. Billy Joel, The Beatles, Sinatra, The Beach Boys, mixed with lots of 70's standards. But lately, I'm becoming more interested in newer artists.



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