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Britt Michael Gordon

Published April 22, 2015

Britt Michael GordonName: Britt Michael Gordon




1. How did you get your start in theatre? 

When I was in kindergarten, my dad put me in the children’s chorus of La Boheme.  That was first time I had ever been on stage.

2. What is the best performance you have ever seen OR what is the craziest thing that has happened to you during a performance? 

While I was in London, I saw the Globe productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night with Mark Rylance.  I’ve never been more moved or inspired by an actor.  Seeing Rylance live taught me a lot about playing Shakespeare and holding an audience’s attention.

3. If you could have any career outside of theatre, what would it be and why?

I wish I had the talent to be a professional musician, like a concert pianist or composer or conductor.  Leonard Bernstein is just about my biggest hero.

4. What inspires you in your free time/what do you do for fun?

When I’m not working on a show or classwork, I love learning about things or people that excite me like the history of Jazz or Muhammad Ali or learning how to braise a piece of salmon.  I also love songwriting and practicing guitar.

5. What brought you to Florida State?

Once I had been accepted into the BFA Acting program at FSU, I decided to visit and sit in on some classes.  During my visit, I was impressed with how serious the students were about their craft.  Also, a faculty member named Michael Richey took some extra time with me after one of his classes to talk.  Before I was even one of his students, he showed deep concern for my education and my future.  Michael was a big reason why I came to FSU.

6. If you could give an aspiring theatre artist any piece of advice, what would it be?

For my advice to aspiring artist, I would have to refer them to Stanislavski: “Love art in you, not yourself in art.”

7. Wild Card Question: If you were a movie character, who would you be and why?

If I were a movie character, I hope I could be Alice from Alice in Wonderland.