Christopher J. Hanke (Broadway: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Rent. TV/Film: Brothers & Sisters,Big Love) plays Tommy Boatwright, hospital worker and volunteer in Ned Week’s organization in The Normal Heart. Find out what this “often hilarious” (Talkin’ Broadway) actor takes with him on the road.
How familiar were you with The Normal Heart before you were cast? What attracted you to the project?
I saw the play this past year on Broadway and it was life-changing. I knew one day I had to take the plunge into this material.
What three words best describe your character?
Caretaker. Southern. Bitch.
What creature comforts do you bring with you when you work out of town?
Tons of clothes! You never know when the White House is going to call and invite you to a State Dinner (tux) or when the cast gets a day on a yacht invite (speedo – kidding!!! … not really though)!
This play leaves people inspired and energized. What would you like audiences to take away from the show?
I hope the younger audiences take away the educational, informative aspects of our American History this play delivers. For me, I knew little about this time, this struggle, this pandemic.
It was pandemonium last night at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway as Darren Criss made his Broadway debut, alongside Beau Bridges, and picked up the baton from Daniel Radcliffe of charm, talent and oh yeah, HORDES of screaming fans.
The After Party featured some of the cast: Christopher Hanke, Rose Hemingway, Michael Park, Ellen Harvey and Rob Ashford. Pictures of this can be viewed in our gallery.
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I also added images from the Gypsy Competition of Christopher, Rob and Rose. You can view those on the gallery or our facebook page.
Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette and the rest of the cast and crew of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING celebrated their 250th performance on Broadway at the Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City.
The cast includes: Daniel Radcliffe as J. Pierrepont Finch, 2011 Tony Award winner John Larroquette as J. B. Biggley, Rose Hemingway in her Broadway debut as Radcliffe’s onstage romantic interest Rosemary Pilkington, Tammy Blanchard as Hedy La Rue,Christopher J. Hanke as Bud Frump, Rob Bartlett as Twimble/Wally Womper,Mary Faber as Smitty, Ellen Harvey as Miss Jones, 2011 Emmy Award winner Michael Park as Bert Bratt, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper making his Broadway debut as the voice of the narrator, in a cast of 30.