Jamie Du Mont
If you’re looking for a man of culture, an arbiter of taste, and a maven of all things on the stage, look no further than Jamie Du Mont. Jamie — who, in certain circles, goes by the loving mononym Trout — has had a hand in planning some of the major — and if not major, most glamorous — events in New York City. No matter gallery opening, or intimate soiree, Jamie has been there with his signature, acute awareness and panache. Above it all though, he’s one for the theater. From Mame to Master Class to “Mama Who Bore Me,” Mr. Du Mont knows his stuff, and now, he is creator of the hit podcast “The Fabulous Invalid” alongside co-hosts Jennifer Simard, Leslie Kritzer and Rob Russo. Indulge, if you will, in his recent conversation with Broadway legend Donna Murphy, and keep an ear out for upcoming episodes with the illustrious of our industry. But for now, let’s sit and talk with Jamie Du Mont On the Couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
I am loyal.
What was your proudest moment?
Every morning I wake up sober.
What is your favorite drink?
What is your favorite food?
Nobu, does that count?
What is your favorite condiment?
Cholula Hot Sauce.
What is your current obsession?
My podcast, The Fabulous Invalid.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
The incredible amount of sugar I require at night.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Retirement. I think I would make an excellent retiree.
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?
My love of theater.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
My love of plaid.
What in the world most thrills you?
The 2018 midterms.
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
Let’s just say it was worse for the other guy.
What is your favorite place in the world?
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
He shows up regularly.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Cats, Now and Forever.
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
I know it involves cake.
What is your personal motto?
Never Bore – Agnes de Mille.