Meet Gary Lynch as Sky Masterson in 'Guys and Dolls'!
I grew up in Cranston, RI, right outside of Providence. My Dad was a school teacher and Athletic Director in the city, He coached high school Football and Swimming winning many championships. He had an extremely successful career and has been nationally recognized in both sports by USA Football and The Swimming Hall of Fame. My mom owned many businesses and is a professional artist. I grew up with in Sports and Art... :)
What Influenced me to be an actor? Growing up with Sports and Art...My injuries, but mostly my skills prevented me to a professional career in sports... so I choose acting...lol ...Many people along the way have influenced and inspired me on this journey from my parents, my teachers, my directors and my peers ...it's a never ending learning experience..;) it's called LIFE
I have done 2 productions of Guys and Dolls, my first at the North Carolina Theater in Raleigh, directed by Terrance Mann and the second at San Jose Civic Light Opera directed by Patti D'Beck...both times as Sky Masterson. Both wonderful experiences. I am so looking forward to my 3rd production with my friend Richard Stafford. :) 3rd
times the charm! :) and great to revisit a role I haven't done in a while with some new perspective.
I've done a few productions here at WBT, my first was Little Shop of Horrors in 1987 directed by George Puello, then again in 2007directed by Patti Wilcox, both as Orin Scrivello DDS and everyone else.. great fun!!!! , the Christmas show in 1988 directed by the late great Richard Casper, Sugar (Joe /Josephine) directed by Charlie Repole in 2010, George M (Sam Harris) in 2012, Miracle on 34th St (Mr. Macy) in 2012.....both directed by the multi- talented Richard Stafford..:) I have always enjoyed working with everyone here, they are good people, good friends and it is home.... ;)
My favorites shows: many...but, I spent 6 years in the Broadway Company of Les Miserables...it was more than a show it was and IS my extended family. Mamma Mia almost 5 years, again more than just a show...and it was great fun to be part of something original and new. My dream role is waiting to be born...I love working on new projects and to be the first to put a stamp on it! But really its about the people you work with, the cast, the crew; the friendships you form and all the camaraderie that make a show more than a show... :)
I teach classes and I'm the artistic director for the black box project at the NJ School of Dramatic Arts, right now I'm in pre production to direct a play; Bedroom Stories by Norm Foster ...I also love cooking... watch all the cooking shows, and sometimes do the "chopped" scenario in my house...I have these ingredients, what can I do? and how creative can I be?....,and will it taste good?! lol
On my Ipod? Everything from Sinatra to Clapton to Show tunes to Stevie Ray Vaughn ....right now.... I'm listening to the Eagles...Hotel California...