This holiday season, George Psomas will once again host “Broadway Under The Stars,” a series of performances featuring some of the best of current Broadway shows. The performances take place every Monday from November 13 to December 11 at The Shops at Columbus Circle and are FREE to attend, no tickets required. We asked George about his Broadway experiences in Fiddler and South Pacific and he shared his favorite moments from last year’s performances at Columbus Circle.
How did you get involved with “Broadway Under the Stars?”
One of the women running the event was familiar with my work and approached me about hosting the series. She gave me a rundown of what her team wanted to do, and together we launched the first year of “Broadway Under The Stars.” Year one was a huge success and I am honored that they asked me to host again this year.
What was your favorite moment from last year’s performances at Columbus Circle and what are you most looking forward to this year?
There were so many standout moments from last year that it’s hard to single out just one. However, my favorite moment that occurred weekly was when I had the opportunity to do a Q&A with the performers. I think those moments are what makes this concert series so special. Broadway audiences don’t always get to hear about what goes on behind the scenes, or why an actor chose to pursue a life in the theatre. They don’t always get to know about the mishaps onstage or what it takes to understudy and perform multiple roles. The Q&A was when our audiences got a chance to peek behind the curtain, and the stories we heard were fascinating. So I think the thing I’m most excited about this year is getting to know a whole new group of actors and hearing their stories during the Q&A. I’m also really looking forward to watching our incredible lineup of talent perform!
Best and worst part of being in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway?
Fiddler on the Roof was the first show I ever saw as a kid, and it was the show that made me want to become actor, so doing it on Broadway was a dream come true. For me, the best part of being in Fiddler was the opportunity to be a part of it from the first day of rehearsal. Being able to create with Bartlett Sher, Ted Sperling, Hofesh Shechter, and the incredibly talented cast, was an honor and a privilege. I am so proud of the show we created together and I am grateful to have been a part of that process. Fiddler is a show about family and community, and in our production, that is exactly what we became. So you can imagine that the worst part was having to say goodbye to my Fiddler fam