Two Minutes with…Jay Montgomery

“Good times and bum times, I’ve seen them all and my dear, I’m still here.” This lyric from Stephen Sondheim’s Follies can sum up any thespian’s career- but it seems particularly apropos for Jay Montgomery. This Georgia-born gentleman has been in the biz for quite a while and worn many different shoes- a dancer, an actor, a singer, a director, and now an Artistic Director for Harbor Lights, an Equity theatre company on Staten Island, NY. In this sophomore segment of TWO MINUTES, we asked Jay about everything from directing to beverage preferences to dogs. Many thanks go out to him!

~Your birthday: March 27th

~Coffee or tea: Coffee

~The best roles you’ve ever played: Marvin in Falsettos, Bobby in Company, and Anatoly in Chess

~Favorite Stephen Sondheim musical: Sweeney Todd

~Favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein musical: Oklahoma!

~Favorite Opera: La traviata (Verdi)

~That show you wish you could direct1776

~An underrated composer or lyricist: Andrew Lippa

~Favorite playwright: Harold Pinter

~Last movie you saw: BIRDMAN

~Was it any good: Yes

~Favorite breed of dog: Boxer

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