Associate producing director of Fiddlehead Theatre Company
Small-town roots: I was born in Waupaca, Wis., population 4,500.
Big-city dreams: After a year of college, I moved to New York City to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
Landing his role: I pursued acting for several years before finding my place backstage, in wardrobe for the Broadway production of Miss Saigon.
Career highlights: The first national tours of Lion King, Wicked and Memphis. And that Fiddlehead is the resident theater company for Boston’s historic Strand Theatre.
Accolades: Six Independent Reviewers of New England awards.
Special skills: I can roll my tongue both ways. And I’m really good at spending money.
Celebrity crush: Ramin Karimloo, Broadway’s current Jean Valjean of Les Misérables, and Jon Hamm. Do I have to choose?
Sucker for: A man with long eyelashes.
Are directors control freaks? Yes. Just do what I say.
First impressions: I have a dry sense of humor that some don’t get on the first meeting, but I think I’m a pretty OK guy. I’m full of paradoxes: selfish and giving, cocky and insecure, outgoing and shy, humble and vain.