Madison favorite Chaz Ingraham plays song-and-dance-man Bobby Child, whose dreams get sidelined when he's sent on an errand to Deadrock, Nevada.
Are you a Madison native?
I was born and raised here, then moved to New York City for a few years. I’ve been in Europe for the last five months on the International Tour of Hair.
Have you performed with Middleton Players Theatre before?
I’ve done more than a few. Favorites include Les Miserables, The Producers, A Chorus Line, and of course Crazy for You.
What do you enjoy about your character Bobby Child?
I like Bobby’s optimism, and how he never stops trying to live his dream, even when his dream changes.
What would you like audiences to know about this show?
It is a high octane, intense, dancing, family-friendly, comic extravaganza.
What is your favorite theatre memory?
The first time I ever performed the Paul monologue from A Chorus Line in front of a live audience. They were the most fulfilling ten minutes of stage time that I’ve ever had.
What is your strangest experience in theatre?
I saw a production of Hamlet at a local theatre and during the middle of “To be or not to be” the fire alarm went off. Kudos to the actor playing Hamlet for directing us to our immediate exits in character.
What musical theatre song do you shamelessly belt out?
“I Put A Spell On You” from Hocus Pocus. I do a mean Bette Miller!
Give us a fun fact about yourself.
I sang “Purple Rain” onstage with Prince once, live onstage in front of 20,000 people before his untimely death.