Christopher Sears co-stars as the bold, young, British performance artist Harry in The Public Theater's moving new play Gently Down the Streamopposite Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Gabriel Ebert. Sears previously appeared off-Broadway in LCT3's The Harvest, London Wall and Stupid Fu**ing Bird. He recently recorded his debut album in New Orleans.
Scroll on as BroadwayBox gets to know Sears better as he talks Gently Down the Stream, performing in the subway, and recording his album.
1. My pre-show process for becoming Harry includes:
Harris Haralampakis does my tattoos and makeup. He's completely wonderful and wise and kind. The photo is of us.
2. My go-to backstage hobby to pass my time before my entrance:
Moving my blood.
3. Most memorable day of rehearsal for Gently Down the Stream:
The first day I sang. I was terrified.
4. The wildest thing that happened while I was playing guitar in the subway:
Still hasn't happened. People feed you a lot. That’s not wild, but it's gracious. Apples, pizza, beer, vodka, chocolate, oranges, tacos, coupons...
5. In my opinion, the perfect album is probably:
6. My most memorable audition story:
I was auditioning for some tour, and no one was listening, at all, they were all just reading paper, and I was really tired of it, so I threw a chair at the wall while I said one of the lines that I’m certain wasn't ever used for chair-throwing, and they looked up of course.
7. Fictional character I feel super-connected to:
The Phantom of the Opera.
8. The play I've read just for pure entertainment more than any other:
I am constantly relating stories and life to Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Between the two, they seem to speak to everything.
9. The role or experience I had early on in my life that made me want to become a professional actor:
My parents ran a theatre company. IT WAS INEVITABLE.
10. Two things I learned about myself through writing and recording my debut album:
a. The process of accurately transcribing imagination into reality is a life mission.
b. I have no plan.
Get yourself down to The Public Theater to see Christopher Sears in 'Gently Down the Stream' through May 14.