Meet Cabaret 2014 Performer Warren Sampson

Warren SampsonWe're excited to have Warren Sampson joining us on the stage again to perform in the 15th annual Cabaret Fundraiser!  Previously seen on the Main Street Stage in Annie, Death of a Salesman, and Hormel Girls, Warren shared with us why he loves Lyric Arts, and some of his tricks of the trade. LA: What was the first show you were involved with at Lyric Arts? Warren: I was Drake in Annie. Incredible fun!

LA: How has Lyric Arts changed your life? Warren: I have met so many great new friends and have found a new place to see shows with my family.

LA: What is the best part about being in a show at Lyric Arts? Warren: The people you meet!

LA: Without giving too much away, what do you feel are the "wow" elements of the Cabaret? Warren: The variety of songs and of shows presented.

LA: What three words best describe Lyric Arts? Warren: Creative friendly people!

LA: What would be a dream show that you’d love to see produced on the Main Street Stage? Warren: Jesus Christ Superstar.

LA: What has been your favorite experience at Lyric Arts? Warren: Shaking hands with the man who actually knew the Hormel family and crafted the tombstone of JC Hormel.

LA: Can you give us a clue to which number you’ll be performing in the Cabaret? Warren: I'm the old guy representing ‘Old Musicals!’

LA: Do you ever get stage fright? Warren: Every. Single. Time.

LA: What is your biggest acting goal? Warren: To stay active long enough to give Lear a real run for his money.

LA: Who is your favorite actress/actor? Warren: Gary Oldman

LA: What are your favorite plays? Warren: Macbeth, Betrayal, the Music Man

LA: Can you share any special ‘tricks of the acting trade?’ Warren: Acting is more 'detail stuff' and less 'emotional stuff' than you realize. And I find it works better if you don't think as much about becoming the character, but instead find ways for the character to become you.