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

By Playbill Staff
12 Feb 2013

Elizabeth A. Davis
Elizabeth A. Davis
Sitting in my dorm room, spring semester of Freshman year. I loved theatre so much it seemed like a trick to actually get to pursue it as a career until that moment.

Spencer Kayden
Apparently my arm knew before I did. When I was 8 years old, I was tagging along with my brother to an audition for "The Hobbit."

They were auditioning people in groups and asked for a volunteer to read the King of the Elves. My mom tells me my hand shot up straight into the air.

Full disclosure: I wasn’t lucky enough to do it for a living until I was in my thirties.

Jayne Houdyshell
When I saw Mimi Hines in a road company of Funny Girl.