Jeff Bowen

Jeff Bowen was one of the stars and co-writers of Broadway's "[title of show]", winning the 2006 Obie Award as well as a GLAAD Media nomination & Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance by an Ensemble. In addition to [title of show], Jeff has written music & lyrics for several special events including the 2007 Easter Bonnet competition for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Actors Fund 125th Anniversary Gala, the Vineyard Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala, the 53rd Annual Drama Desk Awards & Broadway Bares 18: Wonderland. He has also composed music for several shows at P.S. 122 such as "Avant-Garde-A-Rama in Sparklevision", & "Hello, My Name Is Avant-Garde-A-Rama", as well as "Sparklefest 2000" at Dixon Place; "The A-Train Plays"; & the film "Boat Mime". In addition to composing & writing music & lyrics, Jeff has performed in such productions as "The Who's Tommy", "Of Thee I Sing", "Shenandoah", "On the Twentieth Century" & the Actor's Fund benefit of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas". While Jeff is brewing his next creation, keep up with him & everything "[title of show]" by visiting  http://www.titleofshow.com/blog/index.php.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin and Martin Short.

2. What was your best and worst experience in a show? Best - the final performance of [title of show] on Broadway.  I've never felt more proud, content, and happy (and sad) in all of my life.  I'll never forget the tidal wave of emotions that rocked the Lyceum that night.  The worst experience was having a terrible hypoglycemic attack during a production of "The Who's Tommy" in Brazil.  I had to leave the show and luckily there was a doctor in the house. It should be noted that Heidi Blickenstaff was on stage with me during both of those events.

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I'm a pretty good painter; I can sing two notes at once; I make a mean crab cake and I can identify about 300 species of birds by their songs.

4. Who is the one person you haven't worked with that you would like to? Meryl Streep.

5. Favorite meal? Short ribs with anything on the side.  Also potato chips and onion dip.

6. Favorite way to stay in shape? Eating a half dozen moderate meals a day, jogging, weightlifting and birdwatching.

7. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs but mostly briefs.

8. What website do you get your news from? DCcomics.com.

9. Favorite talk show host? Currently Bonnie Hunt, but I had a huge thing for Mike and Maty in the 90s.

10. Today Show or Good Morning America? Um, are those shows on in the morning? I think I saw one of them once, but I don't remember which one.

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