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Congratulations to all the winners of the 2010 Emmy Awards!

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”

Outstanding Comedy Series: “Modern Family”

Outstanding Drama Series: “Mad Men”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Al Pacino, “You Don’t Know Jack”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris, “Bryan Ryan” in “Glee: Dream On”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow, “Arthur Mitchell” in “Dexter: Road Kill”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Betty White, Host, “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, “Cameron Tucker” in “Modern Family”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Jesse Pinkman” in “Breaking Bad”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn, “Dr. Carlock” in “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, “Sue Sylvester” in “Glee”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, “Kalinda Sharma” in “The Good Wife”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, “Eustacia” in “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: Anne Hathaway, “Princess Penelope” in “Once Upon A Time In Springfield”

Outstanding Made For Television Movie: “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding Miniseries: “The Pacific”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: “Top Chef”

Outstanding Reality Program: “Jamie Olvier’s Food Revolution”

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With John Stewart”

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special: “The Kennedy Center Honors”

Outstanding Animated Program: “Disney Prep & Landing”

Outstanding Short-format Animated Program: “Robot Chickent: Full-Assed Christmas Speical”

Outstanding Nonfiction Series: “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea”

Outstanding Nonfiction Special: “Teddy: In His Own Words”

Outstanding Art Direction For a Miniseries or Movie: “The Pacific”

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music, or Nonfiction Programming: “82nd Annual Academy Awards”

Outstanding Children’s Program: “Wizards Of Waverly Place: The Movie”

Outstanding Directing For a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, Director, “Glee-Pilot-Director’s Cut”

Outstanding Directing For a Drama Series: Steve Shill, Director, “Dexter: The Getaway”

Outstanding Directing For a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Mick Jackson, Director, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding Directing For a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: Don Roy King, Director, “Saturday Night Live: Host Betty White”

Outstanding Directing For a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts, Director, “Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony”

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming: Barak Goodman, Director, “My Lai”

(For a complete list of winners visit: http://www.emmys.com)

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From starring as “Seymour” in Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” to “William Barfee” in Broadway’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, Jared Gertner is the guy for your production! He’s one of the “Core Cast Improviser’s” in the Off-Broadway hit “Don’t Quit Your Night Job” and he just finished up a run of “Forever Plaid” at The Cape Playhouse in Massachusetts. Jared has also been the feature films “Between Love & Goodbye” & “The Suicide Auditions”. Next up Jared will be one of the many talented performers participating in the “Reach The Sky” concert on Monday, August 3 at 7pm & 9:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City celebrating the songs of Bobby Cronin. For more on Jared, visit http://www.jaredgertner.com!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I would have to say I was inspired by my parents.  They were not performers themselves, but they love theatre and they started taking me to Broadway shows when I was 3 (Cats was the first one….forgive me, but I loved it). I also have a cousin who was a dancer on Broadway in the 80’s and an Aunt who ran a community theatre in NJ where I got my start. So they helped too.

2. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I don’t think I have any really strange talents. I can do a pretty good elephant impression that my 2 year old nephew likes a lot, and I can burp on cue. But I’m really public about those talents.

3. What was your most embarrassing audition? When I was just out of college, I auditioned for a production of Forever Plaid at some small theatre. I went to the store to buy a song from that show and I got the “selections” book. I didn’t realize at my young age, that those books are often in the wrong key and have totally different arrangements from the actual score. I went in with the song all prepared and the guy at the piano said….”oh, I have the score here. I’ll just play from my music.” So I started singing and realized that I had no idea how the song actually went. I was truly awful in that room. I sounded like I’d never sang a song before. When I was done, they just said thanks and dismissed me. The happy ending here….is that I am doing Forever Plaid right now at The Cape Playhouse.   Years have gone by and I’m doing the show in a much better theatre. So, it all worked out.

4. If you couldn’t be doing what you are doing now, what career would you choose? I would probably be a teacher. I teach theatre for a bunch of different companies and I love it. If I wasn’t an actor full time, I’d probably pursue that. Theatre actor and teacher…..clearly I am just after the money with those two high paying professions.

5. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs. Its the only way to go.

6. Favorite Drink? Alcoholic or non-alcoholic? I’ll give you both. I drink water more than anything else. I’m obsessed with it. But, every once and a while I crave a Doctor Pepper. As for REAL drinks….I’m usually a beer drinker….Yuengling is my favorite. But, if I’m feeling crazy….its a dirty Bombay Sapphire Martini straight up.

7. “Gobots” or “Transformers”? To be honest, I wasn’t really into either.  I was a He-Man and Thundercats kind of guy. But if I have to choose, I’d say Gobots.  I say that because with the Transformer movies  and everything, Gobots seem like the underdogs now. I always root for the underdog.

8. Favorite Musical/Play? Hmm. I have two favorite musicals….Chorus Line and Guys and Dolls. Favorite play would probably be Hamlet or August:Osage County.

9. Favorite website? www.jaredgertner.com.  No, just kidding. Right now, it’s Facebook.com. I am obsessed with it. My love will probably fizzle out at some point, but for now….I am on there all the time.

10. Books or Magazines? Do I really have to choose. For subway reading, I prefer magazines. But, overall….books.


11. Favorite Actor? Wow. Bonus questions. Do I get extra points or something. My favorite actor?  I have a lot. On film….Robert Downey Jr, Paul Giamatti, and Sean Penn pop up right away.  On television….I think Michael Emerson from LOST is ridiculously amazing, and I think Jim Parsons is doing the best comedic work out there on Big Bang Theory. My theatre idol is Boyd Gaines. I love the way he goes back and forth between musicals and plays and is equally brilliant in everything he does.

12. What do you love and what stresses you most about your job? I love the rehearsal process. I love being in a room and creating something with other people who inspire me. I also love that I get a bunch of free shoes when shows end. The stressful part is what you’d imagine…..waiting to hear about a job, handling the business stuff. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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