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

By Playbill Staff
12 Feb 2013

Nick Adams
Nick Adams
I saw a show when I was 9. I knew it at that moment.

Sarah Uriarte Berry
I can't remember a time when I didn't know I would be a performer. I really remember being around 3 or 4 and knowing that when I grew up I would do musical movies or shows, like the people on all the records I used to listen to.

Jennifer Damiano
Somewhere during the Next to Normal Broadway run I found myself learning more about myself onstage than in real life and I truly realized the beautiful, tremendous, extraordinary gift that is performing. It will always be just as much for the audience as it is for me because there is no point to it otherwise.

I think I was waiting for myself to not feel like a brat for being so lucky. When I felt like I was truly working hard to make money and was giving myself to the audience as opposed to just soaking IN myself onstage is when I knew something was right and I was meant to be here.