Here, via email, we hear from native New Yorker Ray Abruzzo, the stage and screen veteran best known as Little Carmine Lupertazzi from "The Sopranos," who is currently playing Big Anthony Jr. in Dinner with the Boys at the Acorn Theater at Theater Row.
What show recently impressed you?
Since I arrived from LA in April, we went right into tech rehearsals, then started the run of the show Dinner With the Boys. Believe it or not, I have not seen anything this season. Yes, I am embarrassed to say this.
What production are you most excited to see?
I have heard so much about Hamilton. I can't wait to see it (if I can get a ticket!!!!). Everyone who has seen this show tells me it will blow my mind. Even just seeing Hamilton cast's tribute to A Chorus Line on YouTube was an event.
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
I do love doing new plays whenever possible, but of course I would love to do Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross. I don't do musicals, but I sometimes find myself belting out "If I Were a Rich Man" in a way that at least impresses me, alone in my car ... So who knows?
What are your current/upcoming projects?
Currently, I am in NY doing Dinner with The Boys at the Acorn Theater with old friends, Dan Lauria and Richard Zavaglia.