It’s hard work parodying Hamilton – An American Musical, but Dan Rosales does it with a grace and style all his own in Gerard Alessandrini’s hilarious Spamilton. His efforts have apparently paid off, with a ringing endorsement from the one Lin Manuel Miranda and a fan base that makes this show on 47th street a sensation all its own. In addition to this star turn, Dan’s credits include Signature Theatre’s Fable: A New Musical and the National Tour of Peter Pan 360. We are standing with Dan Rosales as he looks toward a bright horizon, but, right now, we are thrilled to have him On the Couch.
What do you consider to be your best asset?
I think I’m an extremely dependable person – if I give my word, it’ll get done or I’ll be there when needed.
What was your proudest moment?
My proudest moment was having my family attend my college graduation.
What is your favorite drink?
Alcohol: Old Fashioned. Other: Peach Snapple (I am ADDICTED).
What is your favorite food?
Any and all breakfast food: Bacon, Pancakes, Hash browns!
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
I started collecting coffee mugs this year.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Ordering way too much Seamless.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Being nominated for and winning a Tony Award!
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Checking my phone incessantly.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Global Warming & NYC taxi drivers.
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What in the world most thrills you?
Traveling and experiencing new cultures.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
On the first day of rehearsal for a new show a choreographer friend of mine was joking around with me and pretended to “pants” me…except he didn’t pretend and actually succeeded in pants-ing me in front of a room full of strangers. We laugh about it now… mostly.
What is your favorite place in the world?
Home in California with my dogs.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Loyalty and honesty.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Dogs for sure. I’m allergic to cats.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Getting a call saying an anonymous benefactor paid off my student loans… that can still happen, right?
What is your personal motto?
Anything is possible!