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Morgan Karr is another one of our next generation actors to keep your eyes on. He has a powerful voice, personality and a great stage presence! From Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional shows to concert performances, Morgan Karr is the man about town.  He’s performed in Broadway’s “Spring Awakening,” Off-Broadway’s “Everyday Rapture,” and the Fringe Festival hit “VOTE! The Musical.” Regionally, he has been seen in “All Shook Up” at the Ogunquit Playhouse, “Green Eyes” at Theatre Building of Chicago, and American Music Theatre Project’s productions of “The Boy in the Bubble,” “The Boys Are Coming Home,” “Not Wanted On The Voyage,” Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party,” and “Edges.” His one-man show “Morgan Karr: An Awfully Big Adventure” sold out Joe’s Pub. Morgan was also part of fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant’s Ryan Scott Oliver’s sold out show “Rated RSO: The Music of Ryan Scott Oliver.” Catch Morgan rocking it out on Sunday, March 28 at 7pm at the Metropolitan Room in Bobby Cronin’sNot The Same: The Music of Bobby Cronin” (fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant) and with Anne Fraser Thomas on March 30 at 11pm at Bartini in New York City (642 10th Avenue, between 45th & 46th Street)! For more on Morgan, be sure to check out his website: http://www.morgankarr.com.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My grandfather continues to be my inspiration every day. I’m living the dream he wasn’t allowed to pursue. He was never encouraged to follow his dream. I’m so lucky to have my grandfather’s support, and every day I think about him and he inspires me. My family is a huge source of inspiration.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? I’ve never really sat down to figure this out. I know it gets pretty ugly when I try to actually sing low. I get scared when I see a low note on a piece of music haha. And as for how high I can sing? I’m not scared to find out if I can or can’t sing a note… so I just go for it. And it usually works out. Sometimes, however… it CAN be a hit or miss game haha.

3. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? There is a laundry list of people I’d love to work with. I’m a sponge when it comes to soaking up wisdom and stories from seasoned veterans! Watching Sherie Rene Scott, for example, during EVERYDAY RAPTURE was a master class every day. I’m also just starting out with my career so the list of people I WANT to work with… is miles longer than the people I HAVE worked with.

4. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? I don’t dream about people. I dream about adventures.

5. Favorite way to stay in shape? Walking in NYC on a spring day.

6. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer Briefs.

7. Favorite singer/musician? Stevie Wonder meets Ben Folds meets Luther Vandross meets Whitney Houston meets Dave Matthews Band.

8. Favorite quote? Be who you are and say what you feel…. because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind!

9. Favorite Website? http://www.iloveegg.com/egg_english.htm.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? SUPERMAN. If you know one thing about me… know that Superman has a big place in my heart.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. Favorite ride at an amusement park? The Superman ride at Six Flags. original huh???

12. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? Tanto Dulce Cafe up in Harlem. Best coffee in the world with RAW SUGAR!! OOOOOOHHHh so good!

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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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