Meet Andrew Samonsky, who plays Beauchamp Day. Click here to read his official bio.
Check back next week to meet another member of the cast of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City: A New Musical!
CHARACTER Beauchamp Day.
HOMETOWN Ventura, California.
FIRST THEATER EXPERIENCE My earliest theater memories are when my parents would take me to see musicals at PCPA Theaterfest’s outdoor theater in Solvang, California. Great memories.
FAVORITE THEATER EXPERIENCE In Verona, Italy, I got to see Rigoletto in an ancient 35,000-seat coliseum. I can only compare it to a Yankees game. It was the grandest production I’ve ever witnessed, and the voices were unbelievable. Those Italians love their opera.
FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH TALES Honestly, the first time I heard of Tales of the City was when I got an audition for this production. Now, I constantly see Armistead Maupin’s books everywhere!
HOW ARE YOU LIKE BEAUCHAMP? We’ve both lived in San Francisco. That’s all I’ll admit to with Beauchamp Day.
FAVORITE MUSICAL Sweeney Todd
FAVORITE SONG TO SING In the car? Anything on the Stranger album by Billy Joel.
EDUCATION B.A. in music from Cal State Northridge. M.F.A. in acting from UC Irvine.
PERFORMANCE RITUAL Pre-: a cup of coffee before the show (lots of cream and sugar). Post-: a big bowl of cereal when I get home (currently Frosted Mini-Wheats).
FAVORITE ’70s WARDROBE ITEM Do wide collars count?