December 29, 2008

Matt Bogart’s NYC Favorites

December 29th, 2008

Matt Bogart

JERSEY BOYS Broadway’s Nick Massi, Matt Bogart is featured in’s “My New York” column. Here’s a preview to Matt’s favorite things in NYC!

Name a musical role for a young leading man, and chances are Matt Bogart has played it, from Lancelot in Camelot (at Paper Mill Playhouse and Arena Stage) to Starbuck in 110 in the Shade (at Signature Theatre) to Radames in Aida (on Broadway). A decade after his Broadway debut as Chris in Miss Saigon, the handsome star has assumed the role of Nick Massi, the quiet and brooding Four Season, in the hit musical Jersey Boys. Bogart grew up on a farm outside Dayton, Ohio, but at this point, he knows plenty about where to go and what to do for food and fun in NYC. Check out his great picks, all east of Jersey!

Q: Who is your favorite New Yorker?
MB: The late Spalding Gray, and now Stephen Colbert and Conan O’Brien

Q: If you had to recommend three must-see places for visitors to New York, what would they be and why?
MB: You’d be missing out if you leave the city without walking and wandering about New York City, especially standing in the center of Times Square, Grand Central Station, the East Village, Chinatown, and taking in the expanse of Ground Zero.

Q: Is there something you’ve always wanted to do in New York, but have not yet accomplished?
MB: Getting up before noon. The NYC Triathlon.

Q: What’s your most cherished New York theatrical memory—of a show you saw, or one you were part of?
MB: The night of my Broadway debut in Miss Saigon. At the curtain call, my co-star Anastasia Barzee announced to the audience that it was my debut. My only friend in the audience that night, Jessica, happened to become wife.

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