Got to chat with 2 @dearevanhansen stars: @andrewbfeldman_ & @_stephenanthony about playing teen Evan Hansen on Broadway and on tour. Apparently you need 3 names to play the role 😉 Here's an excerpt: ⭐ upwiththecurtain (PS - didn't know about going to ABF Harvard when we did this interview months ago)
What’s been the most challenging part for you?
Anthony: The tour itself certainly has its challenges. I’m at the St. Louis arch right now, someplace I’ve never been. It’s very fun. At the same time, you do your eight-show week, finish on Sunday. Then every Monday, you’ve got maybe eight hours of travel, two planes, maybe a bus. Then you get to a new place and you don’t know where anything is. Tuesday night, your performance is reviewed again. 💻
Feldman: I was really terrified about not being perfect every night. And then I came to terms with the fact that there’s no possible way I could be perfect any night. Taylor Trensch, who passed the [baton] on to me, said that a lot of time during long runs, you feel like you’re not doing your best work. But as long as you’re staying present [and] you can find one moment of truth with your scene partner, that’s a success. That was difficult to learn because I was really hard on myself. I still am, but I think I didn’t realize how much I’d have to claw away at that insecurity. I’m thankful this cast has helped me so much in navigating it. The cast is also changing too. Especially now when we’re getting new people, we always have each other’s backs. Even when I don’t feel 100 percent, it’s always really great to do it with them and live in that story with them.
Anthony: The other challenge is, it’s a very emotional experience and you have to learn to separate yourself from it.broadwaydirect dearevanhansen Andrewbarthfeldman musical todaysgoingtobeagoodday hereswhy showtune pasekandpaul theater playbill