Let me start by saying that before this interview I had never met Shawn Wright. We had many mutual acquaintances and friends and every single one of them felt the need need to express to me how much they loved Shawn when they found out he was coming on to Cue To Cue. I thought to myself, I need to meet this mystical person who has managed to put all of these people under his spell! Now after interviewing him, I get it. Shawn is warm, wise, wildly funny and has a way of captivating you with his stories. I must have played back his account of his role in Lord of the Rings, the musical, at least six times before this episode released!
In this episode, we discuss why he believes being a “good time” at work can carry a lot of weight in this vocation, why he has started to implement a practice of only reading reviews of shows he has been in after the show closes, why he believes it is necessary to acknowledge your disappointments when it comes to your artist’s journey in order to move forward and so much more!
Shawn Wright: Be Game For Anything And Be a Good Time
A little about Shawn:
Select credits theatre include: Eugene Fodor in Crazy For You ( Stratford Festival); Captain in Anything Goes ( Stratford Festival); Alf in Peter And The Starcatcher ( Shaw Festival ); Roy in Light In The Piazza ( Shaw Festival); Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys ( Original Toronto Class); Jules in Sunday In The Park With George ( Equity Showcase); Brujon in Les Miserable (Neptune Theatre); Lawrence Jameson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Empire Theatre ); Curly in Oklahoma ( Stage West); Bill Sykes in Oliver! (National Arts Centre ); Smudge in Forever Plaid ( The New Yorker Theatre).
Shawn’s Film and Television credits include: Girl In The Box ( Mow); Murdoch Mysteries (Shaftesbury Prod.); Ron James Show (CBC); The Game (Bravo); Due South (Alliance); No Price Too High (PBS); Hero Of The Family (CBC).
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