Where did you get your love of theater? Mostly from my parents’ record collection; they had everything: “My Fair Lady,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Damn Yankees,” “Fiddler on the Roof.”
How did you start out in theater? I originally was in a Toronto group that did sketch comedy in the 1990s.
What’s the origin of “The Drowsy Chaperone”? I organized abachelor party that was half-party and half-show. We came up with the idea of a 1920s musical with no narrative set in a seedy nightclub.
Have you been to San Francisco — what are your impressions? I haven’t been here before. I only know that Mark Twain quote about how cold it is in summer. I’m excited to wear a coat that I bought last year when I went shopping with Jo Anne Worley.
What is it like winning a Tony Award? It’s great. Right after we won, I was crossing the street and I saw the cast of the show getting on a bus, and jumping up and down and waving. That felt amazing.