Introduce Yourself(ie): 10 Questions with School of Rock Superstar Brandon Niederauer
September 19th, 2016
by Brandon Niederauer
Brandon Niederauer makes his Broadway debut as Zack, a young guitar prodigy who is fed up with being ignored by his dad, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical School of Rock. The mini-Hendrix blows the roof off the Winter Garden Theatre with his countless solo moments throughout the show. Just watch him totally rocking out with Stevie Nicks and the SOR band in the clip below.
BroadwayBox caught up with Brandon to talk about backstage games at School of Rock, his Grammy Award goals, and more.
1. Moment in School of Rock I feel most like a rock god:
Playing the solo in "Teachers Pet"!
2. My favorite thing to do backstage at SOR:
3. Three things I need for a two-show-day at School of Rock:
Food, sleep, and a good attitude.
4. Moment I knew I wanted to perform:
At 9 years old, when I first performed for an audience at a talent show.
5. If I had to rename the School of Rock band, I’d call us:
The Rebelling Reapers.
6. TV show I love to watch:
Shark Tank and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
7. Most played album on my phone right now:
Tedeschi Trucks “Made Up Mind".
8. One thing I’m really passionate about outside of performing:
9. In 10 years, I hope to:
Win a Grammy after my world stadium tour.
10. As a performer, I am inspired by:
Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Hall, Victor Wainwright.
Get to Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre to hear Brandon Niederauer own those killer guitar solos in ‘School of Rock’.