You’d be hard-pressed to find a musical theatre performer as talented as Andre Ward. An actor who has made a name for himself as one of those ‘triple-threats’, Andre has appeared in Tony Award-winning productions of The Producers, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, and the recent Something Rotten, where he played the sagacious and eccentric and utterly irresistible Nostradamus. This season, Andre is wasting away at the Marquis Theatre where he will be performing in Jimmy Buffett’s already-hit Escape to Margaritaville. Let’s get the shakers shook and the salt on the glasses as we take some time with Andre Ward On the Couch.
What do you consider to be your best asset?
I am a good listener.
What is your favorite drink?
I’ve rediscovered Shirley Temples. I love the maraschino cherry.
What is your favorite food?
Cheeseburger medium with cheddar cheese.
What is your favorite condiment?
Sweet pickle relish.
What is your current obsession?
“Altered Carbon” on Netflix.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Playing a villain on a SiFi fantasy show.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
What is the one activity you waste too much time
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Eating too much sugar.
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Both my parents are extremely funny and great mimics.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Jumping to the most dramatic scenario in a situation.
What in the world most thrills you?
Saying yes to new things even if it scares me.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
Falling center stage during my bow in Escape to Margaritaville when we were in La Jolla.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Neither. I’m not really a pet person.
What is your personal motto?
Don’t let a bad five minutes define your whole day.