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Derrick Trumbly is a Chicago actor who recently joined the New York scene. His credits include: National Tour/Sit down: Mamma Mia Las Vegas, Sky u/s; 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Coneybear (Original Chicago Company). New York: The Beaten Path (Reading) Kabien. Ripped (TRU Reading) Rip Van Winkle. Salvage (Reading), Ensemble. NAMT – How Can You Run With A Shell On Your Back, Jackson. Regional: Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire: 25th Annual P. C. S. Bee, Coneybear; Shenandoah, Tinkham. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Cymbeline, Arviragus. Goodman Theatre: The Boys Are Coming Home (work shop), Charlie. Chicago: Solo In Blue series with Blue Moon Studio Theatre; director. Film: Coop’s Night In, (Elantra Films); Living While Falling (Project Blue Light, post production). Derrick is a proud member of AEA, AFTRA, One On One NY, and is represented by Jed Abrahams and Pete Kaiser of Talent House. Catch Derrick this Friday (February 19) performing in “Michael Pesce’s Old-Fashioned Piano Party at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC (407 West 42nd Street). Showtime is 8pm! $15 cover + $15 food/beverage minimum. Call 212-695-6909 for reservations!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My inspiration was, unfortunately, not artistic in nature, but more…well…based in nature…you’ll see what I mean. I was inspired late in high school by the girls in the school musical. A friend was in it so I went. I fell asleep. (Don’t tell anyone…oops.) I went to the cast party after and was the only jock there…(Big old smiley face)…I had an excellent time, and decided I needed to hang out with these people more.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? This one varies on the song. (High) – I have an audition song that taps a high C. There are other songs out there however where I struggle with an A. There’s a science behind it, I know, that’s why I keep my voice coach around. (Low) – I have no idea. Give me a bottle of Beam and a piano, let’s go play. …But don’t tell my voice coach.

3. What has been your best and worst experience in a show? Most shows I’ve done have had amazing highs and few to no lows. Unless auditions count, because, wow, that’s an art I have not figured out.

4. Who do you consider to be your hero? My mom, my Grandparents, my siblings, Sheldon Patinkin, Jeff Ginsberg…people who know how smile and shrug their shoulders at the worst events out of their control, and who can also allow the most amazing events to live, and go.

5. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Oh man, if I knew the answer to that question, I’d go find a way to meet them in person.

6. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Yes, but if I told you, people would know…okay fine…I’m really good at deflecting…

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? Running, rock climbing, and weight training.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs! Do people really still wear briefs?

9. Favorite website? What’s a “website?” Is that on the “internet?”

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Dude. Superman.

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