Micah Stock on Playing Gus, Googling Dirty Jokes & Lessons Learned

April 22, 2015 7:49 PM

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In a play where he has been surrounded by immeasurable talent - from Nathan Lane to Martin Short to F. Murray Abraham to Stockard Channing to (need I go on?) - Micah Stock stands out as the little-known but bright rising star. I met up with him on a Wednesday night, pre-show, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre where he is starring in his first Broadway production as Gus P. Head in It's Only A Play. Micah has a somewhat shy presence and is tall and lanky, with a goofiness not quite unlike his character. After greeting me with a big smile, we settled down backstage, on a big comfy couch next to some chocolate and a bowl of Emergen-C (he swears by it), and launched into a discussion about his debut Broadway role.

How excited were you when you found out you had gotten the role of Gus? Oh man, I was jumping around! That day, I was walking up Central Park West to meet Jack O'Brien at his place and I was really nervous because we were having a meeting with him. I had this umbrella and I was really nervous and I ...

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