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Memphis’ Ostrander Award Winning actor, Mark Mozingo is another one of our up and coming performers on the rise…Hailing from Kentucky, Mark moved to NYC to pursue his dream and has been working it ever since. His Off-Broadway credits include: Prospect Theatre Company’s production of “Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge” (book by fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Cara Reichel), and “Tock Tick,” “The Hidden Sky,” and “Alley of Masks” (Wings Theatre). Regionally, Mark has starred in “The Graduate,” “Take Me Out” (Memphis’ Ostrander Award Best Supporting Actor), “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Foreigner,” and “States of Independence” (written and directed by Tina Landau/Ricky Ian Gordon).  He was also an original company member of Judith Blazer’s The Artists Crossing. Mark is currently entertaining folks upon a cruise ship around Hawaii, but stay tuned because when that ship docks, he’ll be lighting up the stage again soon!

1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? If I had to pick on specific “who” it would definitely be my high school drama teacher, Vanessa Rogers, who happened to also be my mother’s best friend…she really encouraged me from a young age to perform every chance I got.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? I can sing four octaves, with falsetto, starting from the F in the bass clef up to the F above high C.

3. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? There are way too many to name just one. Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench, Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli, Terrence McNally, Jack Nicholson, and Stephen Sondheim. And there are a few dead people I’d love to have worked with, too…Judy Garland, Anne Bancroft, Elvis…to name just a few.

4. Do you have any rituals that you must do before a show? Before a show I have to exercise…and then meditate right before curtain. How do you decompress after a show? Depends on the show usually, but I love to have a drink.

5. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that nobody knows about? Well I was a competition Irish Step Dancer for 4 or 5 years, but that’s not too big of a secret. Every talent I have has been exploited.

6. Favorite skin care product? Kiehl’s Facial Fuel SPF 15 Moisturizer for Men.

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? The Insanity workouts, or a good spin class.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Definitely briefs.

9. Favorite website? dlisted.com

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Superman.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “Plant a te” from Judy Blazer, which is an Italian phrase which basically means to “plant yourself.”

12. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Yikes, I can’t admit who I’d like to dream about…I’d love to stop dreaming about some people.

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Best known for his role as “Jonathan” on “The Guiding Light,” Tom Pelphrey is a two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner who has crossed many genres from television to film to theatre. His other film and television credits include “The Good Wife,” “As The World Turns,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Numbers,” “The Last Note,” “Seven Hours,” “The Laws of Motion,” “CSI Miami,” “Ghost Whisperer,” and “Birds of America.”

Tom is one of the founding members of the Apothecary Theatre Company, a New York City based, not-for-profit ensemble which develops original plays and offers a platform for emerging American playwrights to hone and cultivate their work through their Development Series. He’s starred in their productions of “Wonders of the Invisible World,” Crazy Sexy Dead,” and “Fair Rosamund and Her Murderer.” Regionally, Tom has been seen in “My Italy Story” (MST), “Bash” (Amphibian Productions), “The Subeject of Roses” (Penguin Rep), “Crazy Eights” (EST) and “A New Television Arrives, Finally” (Shetler Studios). Tom can currently be seen in The Apothecary Theatre Company’s production of “In God’s Hat” (click here for my review) at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in New York City (416 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Ave) through August 7. Tickets are $18.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I would say Steve Kazakoff who was my high school drama teacher.

2. Who’s the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Jack Nicholson.

3. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? I’d love to dream about my first dog Lassie.

4. Is there ever a time you thought about quitting? If so, what career would you choose? I’d love to build things. I’m no good at it, but maybe I can learn.

5. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? No, I don’t.

6. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What do you order? Dunkin’ Donuts morning. Starbucks mid-day. Americano with vanilla bean powder.

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? Running and lifting weights.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs.

9. Favorite webiste? Apothecarytheatrecompany.org and The Quotations Page

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? The way I’m feeling that one, I’d say Wonder Woman.

BONUS QUESTION:

11. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve read about yourself and where did you read it? There’s been a few. I read once that I was quarterback of the high school football team which I found interesting because I played football for like a week.

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