Edited by Sarah
I got to talk with Theo Stockman, aka Tim Price of American Psycho! We discussed his character, his patriotism, his inspiration, and more. Theo is extraordinarily talented and articulate, and I hope he comes back to Broadway quickly after American Psycho closes on June 5th.
Congratulations on being a part of this great show! What about the role made you take it? You haven’t been on Broadway in a while.
Thanks! It had been a while since I had truly been attracted to a musical since American Idiot–also a while since I was the right fit for one. I was also busy focusing on film, TV, and straight theatre. But Psycho came along and I remember thinking, “ooh, I would see THAT.” So there you have it. Also, getting on Broadway is actually really hard.
How old were you when you saw your first show and which show did you see?
I saw The Nutcracker when I was 3 years old (really), and from that moment, I knew I was destined to be a ballet dancer.
How was it adjusting to the new techno style of music?
I grew up loving 80s New Wave, so singing and dancing to this style of music came much more naturally to me than adapting to traditional musical theatre. I could dance to New Order every night.
How does American Psycho compare to other shows you have been in?
The style of the piece is the most specific of any show I’ve done — it also has the longest book scenes, which I so enjoy. Also people die and there’s a chainsaw.
What does your character in American Psycho means to you?
Tim is a ton of fun to play because he’s a total hedonist — his focus is the nightlife and excess that his social status affords him. His proclivity towards not giving a shit is probably why he and Patrick are so close. I wish I could give as little of a shit as Tim Price. I’ll miss him.
What’s your current favorite show that’s on Broadway now?
American Psycho, DUH.
Do you like being in a show that has American in the title or is that just a coincidence?
It’s on purpose, I’m a true patriot and I’ll accept no other kind of work. Jk, it’s a coincidence.
You have lots of costumes — which one is your favorite?
Definitely the skintight bodysuit during “I Am Back.”
The show has so many great musical numbers — which one do you like to perform most?
I gotta say I love “Killing Time”— the transition into the bathroom stall from Krystina Alabado‘s slaying of “True Faith” is so exhilarating. And having that vocal ex