I was first introduced to John Treacy Egan when I saw the Off-Broadway show "Bat Boy: The Musical." At that time, I knew John was going places and places he has gone! Known for his critically acclaimed run in "The Producers" on Broadway as "Max Bialystock," "Roger DeBris," and "Franz Liebkind" John Treacy Egan is a performer to go see! An extraordinary actor with a powerful singing voice, John knows how to entice and seduce an audience. From theatre to television to film to solo recordings, John has delighted audiences in every medium with his talents! In addition to "The Producers," his Broadway credits include "Bye Bye Birdie," "The Little Mermaid," and "Jekyll & Hyde." Off-Broadway, John has also starred in Howard Crabtree's "When Pigs Fly!" and "It Must Be Him," while regional audiences have seen John in "The Servant of Two Masters" at Yale Repertory Theatre and "Oliver" at PLCO. John has shined in such TV shows and films such as "30 Rock," Martin Scorcese's "Boardwalk Empire," "Cupid," "Law & Order," "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," and "As The World Turns."
In addition to acting, John has solo albums include, "Count The Stars" and "On Christmas Morning," mesmerizing many listeners with his vocals. Currently, John can be seen nightly seducing audiences in Broadway's Tony Nominated hit musical "Sister Act" as "Joey" at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway, between 52nd and 53rd Street). For much more on John, be sure to visit http://www.christycat.com/JohnEgan/
1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? I have to say it was probably Michael Jackson, I was so into the Jackson Five and Michael when I was a kid. As a kid, I would play his records in my garage and act like we were playing and singing the songs. After my Mom took me to my first Broadway show (Schwartz’s THE MAGIC SHOW) I was hooked.
2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? I’m better off not knowing. Honestly, I’m not a great music reader so I just wait for the musical director say “ sing that” and I do it (or don’t). Seriously, high C and as for low, I’m not really sure.
3. Who is the one person you haven't worked with that you would like to? Working with Jerry Zaks was a dream. Nathan Lane was so inspiring, Roger Bart was amazing (so quick witted) and John Stamos is such a fun and generous guy and I love working with friends (Brad Oscar and I crack each other up – dangerous). I’d love to work for Casey Nickolaw, because he seems to have such great humor, and I always have admired Moises Kaufman’s work. Spielberg wouldn’t suck.
4. What attracted you to "Sister Act" and what is your favorite part of the show? I love Alan Menken’s work. I think he writes music that really touches the heart. He is one of absolute my favorites. I love “ Raise Your Voice”, it’s constructed so well and builds so beautifully as a musical moment.
5. What is your favorite part of the rehearsal/preview period of a show? I love testing the material. Is something gonna work, but honestly there is a certain calmness you get working with Jerry Zaks and Doug Carter Beane, because they don’t miss a trick. You are confident that whatever they give you to do will fly, and if it doesn’t it’s gone and replaced the next day. GENIUSES!
6. Favorite place to practice/rehearse on your own? I love the new 42nd St Studios, but I guess rehearsing in my living room with an audience of two yorkies works too.
7. Favorite way to spend your day off? Going to a movie, hangin’ in my yard with my partner and pups and the bbq.
8. Boxers or Briefs? Both, briefs during the show (cause it’s the 70s).
9. Favorite website? Ebay. I’m a Star Wars collector.
10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Superman..but really Batman.
11. What's the best advice you've ever received? Live in the stillness. Don’t move on a joke. Shut up and get in the chord.
12. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? My parents, who have both passed away. They say when you dream of someone who has died, it’s a visit from heaven.