Photo Credit: Time Out Magazine Photo shoot"Call Me Adam" is stripping down and getting naked with the original cast of the new production of the all-male revue "Naked Boys Singing!" I was fortunate enough to get to the core of these talented and sexy boys as they opened up about their attraction to the show, their inspirations, and other naked performances.

Earlier this month, I was also lucky to attend the opening night of this fun new production of "Naked Boys Singing!" While the boys are beautiful to look at, I found myself more swept away by their talent (and I don't mean that one, though those were nice as well)! The talent I'm talking about is their vocal quality. They all easily took their songs to a new levels. "Naked Boys Singing!" is a very light-hearted show, but each one of the boys brought something extra to add some substance to their performance!

Starring Ryan Obermeir, Seph Stanek, Jon-Paul Mateo, Ricky Schroeder, David (Bryant) San Angelo, Christopher Trepinski, this new production of "Naked Boys Singing!" is produced and directed by Michael and Tom D'Angora. What makes Tom and Michael such great directors and producers is that they have real eye for talent. Since they cast the show, the boys they found could really deliver both vocally and acting wise. 

"Naked Boys Sining!" is the perfect way to start or end your evening. It will raise you up as you feast your eyes on a group of wonderful performers. "Naked Boys Singing!" plays at the Kirk Theatre in NYC's Theatre Row Complex every Thursday (8pm), Friday (10:30pm), and Saturday (6pm) (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenue). Click here for tickets and follow the show on Facebook and Twitter!

Photo Credit: Michael D'AngoraRyan Obermeier was most recently seen in "ICONS" Off-Broadway. Ryan is thrilled to be joining the cast of Naked Boys Singing. Ryan played "IQ" in the national tour of "Hairspray" and has performed in many notable regional productions such as "Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical," "Grease," and "Fame." He has worked as a performer for Norwegian Cruise Line as well as Paramount Parks.

1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? The show "Rent" inspired me to get into musical theater but the Backstreet Boys inspired me to be a singer way before that! And of course my biggest inspiration of all Britney Spears!

2. Who haven't you worked with that you would like to? I would really love to work with Bernadette Peters or any of the Broadway royalty!

3. What attracted you to this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? It was just another chance to get up and perform in front of New York City!

4. What excites you about working together? I am excited to form bonds and get new experiences with the new guys as we start this production.

5. What have you learned from working with Tom and Michael D'Angora? I have definitely learned a lot but I think the thing that I have learned most is how to really be funny. They have taught me that I shouldn't care what anyone else thinks and just go for it!

6. What do you hope audiences come away with after seeing this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? I really just hope that they have a good time. It is not just about being naked, there is so much more to it than that.

7. If you could have any performer, star alongside you in this production of "Naked Boys Singing," who would you choose? Well I know I would not mind if Nick Lachey or Cam Gigandet were singing naked to me every night!

8. What have you learned about yourself from being a performer? I have learned to be thankful to get to do what I love. I am thankful that people enjoy seeing theater as much as I enjoy doing it!

9. What's the best advice you've ever received? The best advice I have ever received is to live every day to the fullest because I am never guaranteed a tomorrow. And of course to wear condoms haha!

10. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? I would dream about myself making it big. In fact sometimes I do!

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? I would definitely choose invisibility. You can use you imagination as to why!

12. Favorite way to stay in shape? Well although I spend a lot of time there, it aint' the gym ;-)

13. Boxers or Briefs? Briefs or boxer briefs.

14. How old were you when you had your first kiss? With a girl I was definitely in elementary school. But I think about 14 with a guy.

15. What's the most unusual place you've ever had sex? Take your pick...on the roof of my building in the rain, in the woods against a tree, in a stairwell, on a pool table. And the list goes on and on.

16. Besides the stage, where else have you performed naked? In the shower and I am sure too many parties to mention haha!

Photo Credit: Michael D'Angora

Seph Stanek The "lovable and very charming" (NY Times) Seph Stanek is a brand-spanking-new addition to the Naked Boys Singing family. Most recently he has been seen in the Metropolitan Opera Company's celebrated production of "Aida." Seph's other theatrical credits include: "Little House on the Ferry," "8Minute Musicals," "Naughty/Nice," "Christmastime! (with Debbie Reynolds)," "The Twelve Irish Tenors (International)," "La Traviata, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Belle ile-en-mer, France)," and many treasured collaborations with Broadway Cares. On television, Seph has been in "Boardwalk Empire" and "Mildred Pierce." He has also performed in concerts at such NYC treasures as Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. For more on Seph check out http://www.SephStanek.com.

1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? I'm proud to say that the first performer that ever inspired me was my mother, Jeanne. She was our church congregation's soloist every Sunday at 7:30am mass. I loved tagging along with her to rehearsals and seeing the final product every week in church. Being able to witness the entire process of what a performer goes through really showed me that being a performer takes dedication, and I'm so lucky to have been introduced to it at such an early age.

2. Who haven't you worked with that you would like to? I would KILL to work with Renee Fleming, the world's best soprano, but I'm afraid I'd keel over and die at the very news of such an occurrence and never make it to our first rehearsal.

3. What attracted you to this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? Naked Boys Singing! is a staple of New York theatre, with such a rich, fun history that goes all the way back to performances in the Village. It's an honor to be on the forefront of the next step in this show's exciting life.

4. What excites you about working together? Each of the boys in the cast has a very unique personality, and together we make quite an unstoppable team. Complimenting my fellow castmates and goofing around with them is a pleasure in rehearsal!

5. What do you hope audiences come away with after seeing this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? I want audiences to leave talking about my package. No no, not THAT package, silly! My performing package, comprised of my acting, singing, and movement abilities. Get your mind out of the gutter.

6. If you could have any performer, star alongside you in this production of "Naked Boys Singing," who would you choose? I'd love to have Gary Coleman as a part of the cast...he'd make my...muscles...look huge.

7. What's the best advice you've ever received? Debbie Reynolds once told me, "Honey, you can work, or you can have a career." These are wise words that have shaped a ton of my decisions.

8. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? If I could dream of a world where everything and everyone was Meryl Streep, I'd never want to wake up.

9. Favorite way to stay in shape? I do a lot of weight-lifting in the gym, yoga sessions as often as possible, and eat as many calories as humanly possible.

10. Boxers or Briefs? I'm definitely a briefs man...I love it tight and secured.

BONUS QUESTION:

11. Besides the stage, where else have you performed naked? The last time I performed naked was in my mother's womb...She says my high kicks deserved a Tony.

Photo Credit: Michael D'Angora

Jon-Paul Mateo is thrilled to be on stage naked!! Jon-Paul's Broadway credits include "All About Me," "The Wedding Singer," adn "Hot Feet." Regionaly, Jon-Paul has been seen in "West Side Story," "La Cage Aux Folles," and "Tarzan." He starred in the "I Am Legend" and has sang, danced, and choreographed for companies such as Disney World, Universal japan, Norwegian, Princess, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Jon-Paul was also a soloist at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France.

1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? My parents. They were both in the business.

2. Who haven't you worked with that you would like to? Patti LuPone.

3. What attracted you to this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? It's completely liberating. 

4. What excites you about working together? We genuinely like each other....so that's refreshing.

5. What have you learned from working with Tom and Michael D'Angora? A married couple can have a business together and still maintain a relationship.

6. What do you hope audiences come away with after seeing this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? Something to go home and dream about (wink wink).

7. If you could have any performer, star alongside you in this production of "Naked Boys Singing," who would you choose? Ricky Martin. I wouldn't mind looking at him naked all night.

8. What have you learned about yourself from being a performer? I know my strengths and weaknesses. I'm not a delusional person.

9. What's the best advice you've ever received? Smile and say hello to EVERYONE even if you don't care for them because you never know when they might be the ones behind the table holding your audition.

10. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Gerard Butler (from 300) soooo hot!

Photo Credit: Michael D'Angora

Ricky Schroeder is thrilled to be a part of this new production of "Naked Boys Singing" in NYC! Mostly just because it's another excuse to be naked. He was most recently seen in the smash show, "ICONS" both off-broadway and in Provincetown, where he was also the swing for "Naked Boys," but he's happy to do it full time now!

1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? I got into performing because of my sister. I started dancing at 3 because my sister was doing it and then as soon as I followed her into doing musicals I just fell in love with it.

2. Who haven't you worked with that you would like to? There are so many amazing and talented people that I would love to work with. I would LOVE to work with Audra McDonald because she's just gorgeous in every way. I would LOVE to work with Kelly Clarkson on her first Broadway venture.

3. What attracted you to this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? It's a fun and hilarious show and working with Tom and Michael is always too much fun to be allowed.

4. What excites you about working together? Everyone in the cast is so sweet and fun to be around. There's a lot of talent on the stage. They're all pretty easy on the eyes too.

5. What have you learned from working with Tom and Michael D'Angora? I've learned to really roll with the punches. You just gotta give the people what they want. Tom and Michael really know how to please an audience and get them excited.

6. What do you hope audiences come away with after seeing this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? I really hope the audience walks away from the show in 20 times a better mood from when they walked in. The show is just all about fun and heart. These boys are really talented beyond being good looking and naked. If people aren't smiling and laughing as they walk out we haven't done our job.

7. If you could have any performer, star alongside you in this production of "Naked Boys Singing," who would you choose? Jake Gyllenhaal. We'll teach him to sing.

8. What have you learned about yourself from being a performer? You honestly learn a lot about your own insecurities as a performer. You discover your inner crazy and it makes you self aware. You learn how to tell your judgmental voice to shut up and gain a true confidence.

9. What's the best advice you've ever received? Do the work then let it go. You bring something to the table that no one else can.

10. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? I enjoy my dreams where I'm just chilling with Kelly Clarkson.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? I think I would love to be a shapeshifter. So many possibilities when you can look like anyone.

12. Favorite way to stay in shape? Dancing, ballet and jazz classes. Keeps you REALLY in shape. Other than that I go to the gym a lot and sometimes do a little yoga.

13. Boxers or Briefs? Briefs!! Duh! Small and tight.

14. How old were you when you had your first kiss? I think I was 12 when some girl came up to me in a bowling alley and kissed me randomly and ruined my first kiss. But my first Real kiss was with a boy at 14.

15. What's the most unusual place you've ever had sex? I'm a pure innocent boy, I don't know what you're talking about!

16. Besides the stage, where else have you performed naked? I'm gonna let you fill in the blanks on that one.

Photo Credit: Michael D'Angora

David (Bryant) San Angelo is ecstatic to be baring it all once again after two seasons of playing "The Naked Maid" in Provincetown, MA. Rather than list his credits, David would like to thank Directors/Producers Tom and Michael D'Angora. Once upon a time, they actually had the audacity to allow him to lip-sync, booty shake, and thrust his pelvis in people’s faces nightly, in "ICONS," to the tune of "Free Your Mind" by EnVogue, all in front of paying audience members. While it is unfortunate that "Free Your Mind" is not in this production (It's a good song), you will all still be treated to pelvic thrusts, booty shakes, nudity and LIVE VOCALS! (Vocalese!)

1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? Julie Andrews. My mom was always busy so to keep me occupied, she put on "The Sound Of Music" and "Mary Poppins." I'd watch them over and over again.

2. Who haven't you worked with that you would like to? I would die if I could sing and do booty-drops with Beyonce! She's gorgeous and such a fantastic performer.

3. What attracted you to this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? I was with the production for two summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It was a dream.

4. What excites you about working together? I get to sing naked with handsome and talented men! Life is good.

5. What have you learned from working with Tom and Michael D'Angora? Well, I could write a book. They just direct and explain things in a way you can understand! (If you don't know them, you have no idea!) Here is my favorite piece of advice I've gotten from them: DON'T MAKE IT LOOK EASY. It is often said that performing should look easy. Well, if that was the case...everyone would be doing it! Let the audience see you sweat! Let them know you're working hard for them! Liza Minnelli would sing until her lungs were practically on the floor, and she'd get standing ovations! Subtleties be damned, I'm singing with my dick out! Go big or go home.

6. What do you hope audiences come away with after seeing this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? The ability to forget about their problems and be entertained for an evening. Life is crazy. Take a break and watch grown men sing with their pee-pees out and laugh for a little bit!

7. If you could have any performer, star alongside you in this production of "Naked Boys Singing," who would you choose? Adam Levine from Maroon 5.

8. What have you learned about yourself from being a performer? I can do anything I put my mind to.

9. What's the best advice you've ever received? Make a decision. Don't be so indecisive. You can get yourself out of anything you get yourself into. Thanks Mom.

10. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? An angel...making sure I'm being looked after.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? To freeze time so I can get shit done! Life is hectic.

12. Favorite way to stay in shape? Well, I'm not sure if any way is my favorite but I do love to run on the treadmill with Beyonce blazing in my ear! I get funny looks in the gym. 

13. Boxers or Briefs? Briefs. I'm in my 30's. Boxers are for kids. Besides, briefs show just a little bit more, yet still leave something to the imagination. (Unless you buy a ticket to Naked Boys Singing of course!)

14. How old were you when you had your first kiss? Oh lord, I don't know. I reluctantly played a game of "Spin The Bottle" in 7th or 8th grade. It was very uneventful.

15. What's the most unusual place you've ever had sex? Um....What kind of publication is this!?! Somethings remain private!!! I'll show you my penis but let me keep SOMETHING sacred! ;)

16. Besides the stage, where else have you performed naked? In college, I did a production of "Hair" and we got naked at the end of Act I, like you do. It was a production in a student lounge, not a stage. Is that the answer you were looking for?

Christopher Trepinski (Fun pics of or fabulous new Naked Boy coming soon) is a Lawrence, KS native, and is ecstatic to be making his Off-Broadway debut with "Naked Boys Singing!" Having recently danced for Carnival Cruise Lines, his regional credits include: "The Wolf/Cinderella's Prince" ("Into the Woods"), "Frog" ("A Year with Frog and Toad"), and "Gangster #2" ("The Drowsy Chaperone").

1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? My sister was taking dance classes, and I always aspired to be like her, so I needed them too! Then I saw 'Phantom of the Opera' in third grade and I was sold!

2. Who haven't you worked with that you would like to? Meryl Streep!!! Hands down! I have so much respect and admiration for her skill and grace.

3. What attracted you to this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? Creatively, I knew it would force me to put aside any insecurities I have for the audience.

4. What excites you about working together? This is such a humble, welcoming group of guys! I'm excited to create great comedy with a truly talented group of guys!

5. What have you learned from working with Tom and Michael D'Angora? Nothing is sacred!

6. What do you hope audiences come away with after seeing this production of "Naked Boys Singing!"? This is definitely a show that presents nudity and scenarios that people are normally afraid to discuss in a safe and comedic way. I hope the audience leaves feeling free from any shame or embarrassment that they may have from these common experiences we have as loving and sexual beings.

7. If you could have any performer, star alongside you in this production of "Naked Boys Singing," who would you choose? HUGH JACKMAN!

8. What have you learned about yourself from being a performer? Echoing what I've learned from Tom D'Angora - nothing is sacred. Whatever insecurity I have, whatever embarrassing situation I've ever found myself in, I know that when exploring different roles I can draw from those, and more importantly, they can never hide.

9. What's the best advice you've ever received? My voice professor in college always told me to sing, "Tits to the wind." I am not doing that to the extreme! That, and while backstage before a concert, Cindy Lauper told Lady Gaga to, "Take no prisoners." It's such a freeing attitude!

10. If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? The Power to Reveal an Outer Manifestation of everyone's Inner Self!

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. Favorite way to stay in shape? Free weights and dance class!

12. Boxers or Briefs? Briefs or commando!

13. How old were you when you had your first kiss? Kindergarten - it was with a girl. Worked out really well, haha!

14. Besides the stage, where else have you performed naked? Never have!

"Naked Boys Singing! Opening night pictures....

Jon-Paul Mateo, Adam Rothenberg, Seph StanekAdam Rothenberg and Christopher TrepinskiRyan Obermeir, Adam Rothenberg, Ricky Schroeder

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