CUE & A REVISITED: When Did You Know You Wanted to Perform For a Living?; 60 Actors Respond

By Playbill Staff
12 Feb 2013

Josh Gad
Josh Gad

The editors of have combed through the past seven years of our popular Cue & A feature to select some of our favorite answers to the question, "When did you know you wanted to perform for a living?" Sixty responses from Broadway actors follow.

(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor's entry in the Playbill Vault.)

Josh Gad
I was four. My parents dragged me to a comedy show in the Catskills and I laughed harder than anyone. I was so awestruck that I knew in that moment I wanted that power- the power to make people laugh. In hindsight, the show was horrible and the performer was like a bad 40's Borscht Belt comedian.

Matt Cavenaugh
Seeing West Side Story at my local high school.

Jay Klaitz
I have no idea. I've always been afflicted.