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Alex Joseph Grayson

Alex Joseph Grayson has been a familiar face on Broadway in recent years. Most recently, he was exchanging cows for beans, much to the dismay of his mother, as understudy Jack in the enormously successful revival of Into The Woods at the St. James Theatre. He now joins us alongside another star studded pair, Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, as Jim Conley in Parade at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Joining us On The Couch this week, Grayson spills the beans on his most embarrassing on stage mishap and his obsession with supergroups.

What do you consider to be your best asset?
My capacity to give grace and empathize.

What was your proudest moment?
In 2023: Assembling an all-star cast of Talent Representatives

What is your favorite drink?
Currently it is a Manhattan.

What is your favorite food?
Chimichanga.  (Basically, a deep fried burrito)

What is your favorite condiment?

What is your current obsession?
Supergroups are fascinating to me.  Temple of the Dog, LSG, and Audioslave are all great.  Technically Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are a supergroup as well.

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Passive income.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Eating out in NYC.

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Scrolling.  Isn’t it the same for everyone now?

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?

What’s the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
The power of observation.

What’s the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Financial illiteracy.

What in the world most thrills you?
The power of imagination.

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Monetizing everything.

What was the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
There was a moment in my college production of The Piano Lesson where I was meant to give a small bottle of perfume to my scene partner.  Unfortunately I forgot to preset the prop in my pocket.  To the dismay of my scene partner I was forced to convey my lack of said perfume through facial expression and sleight of hand.

What is your favorite place in the world?

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
A strong sense of humor.

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
If all the people who inspired me reached out to have lunch.

What is your personal motto?
Choose everything that is in your power.