Michael Park is a two time Daytime Emmy Award winner, so we know he’s a bonafide force on the small screen, best known for the classic American soap opera, “As the World Turns.” We also know he’s pretty dang good on stage, and this theater season, audiences are lucky enough to see him at the Music Box Theatre, where he’s playing Larry mMurphy, a bereaved and tender father, in the hit Dear Evan Hansen. Park has many a credit — both stage and screen — to his name, including the original off-Broadway production of Violet and last season’s Tuck Everlasting. He also appeared in NBC’s “Sound of Music Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!”. Michael is a music man with a heart of gold and skills like few others and we are thrilled to have him On the Couch.
What do you consider to be your best asset?
What was your proudest moment?
The moment I met Christopher, Kathleen, and Annabelle Park for the first time.
What is your favorite drink?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite condiment?
Any Carolina barbecue sauce.
What is your current obsession?
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Needing a TV on to go to sleep.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
I dare not say – because I’m superstitious.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
It costs nothing to be nice.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
My God damn temper.
What in the world most thrills you?
Being a working actor.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Our current POTUS.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
When at the Emmy’s Caroline Rae thought I was Donny Osmond’s seat filler.
What is your favorite place in the world?
The Amalfi Coast.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
I have two cats but have always wanted a dog.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Nothing. Waking up was pretty spectacular.
What is your personal motto?
“Swing Hard and Look Up”