Madison favorite Chaz Ingraham plays Chad, the guitar playing roustabout who stirs up a small town and brings it back to life. Keep reading to learn more about Chaz !
Which MPT shows have you previously performed in?
I have been in a lot of MPT shows!… Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, A Chorus Line, Les Mis, Into the Woods, Crazy for You, Rocky Horror, The Producers, and Ragtime.
What has been your favorite role?
Every show I’ve ever done has touched me in some way, but my favorite so far would probably be getting to play Jack Kelly in Newsies.
What is your favorite part of the rehearsal process?
Getting to finally be in the room with everyone! I missed out on most of the All Shook Up rehearsal process due to another show. So it’s nice to actually be present and not watching rehearsal videos trying to see where I “would” be.
What do you admire about your character Chad?
Keep in mind it’s the 50’s, so the fact that Chad is telling people it’s okay to be who they are and love who they want to love shows a depth of who he is under all that macho exterior. It’s an important message that is good for us all to be reminded of: Be true to yourself and open to love when you find it.
What will audiences like about All Shook Up?
That it’s just fun! It’s truly a show where you get to relax and have a laugh...or two...or two acts worth...lol!
What is your strangest theatrical experience?
Literally every conversation I had with Tom Wopat!
Come see Chaz be nothing but a hounddog June 27-30 in All Shook Up! Tickets available at www.middleotnplayers.com/tickets.