Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Q&A with Carter Lynch

Wow! The last few months have flown by. We hope that you had a great Holiday Season, and that your New Year is rolling along smoothly. We noticed that it had been a while since we updated our blog, so much has happened since we last updated.

But where do we start? Perhaps it would be best to introduce you to one of our newest cast members: Carter Lynch!

We asked Carter a few questions, and he took some time out of his busy tour schedule to answer. Let’s dive right in!

Beauty Blogger: Hi Carter! Welcome to the Company. First things first: whom do you play in Beauty and the Beast?

Carter: I am a member of the ensemble and my specific role is the Baker. However, I also regularly appear as a gargoyle and an enchanted object throughout the show.

BB: Wow, I bet that keeps you busy. Do you understudy anyone in the show?

Carter: I understudy both The Beast and Gaston, and I have performed as The Beast three times since joining the tour.

BB: I’ll bet that was exciting. Where did you grow up?

Carter: I am from Bethesda, Maryland, which is located about 15 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.

BB: Where did you work before joining the tour?

Carter: I worked at the Equinox Fitness Club in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

BB: I bet that helped you get fit for the tour! How long have you been in Beauty and the Beast?

Carter: My time here began on Dec. 28, 2010, so I have been on tour for about seven weeks with just over forty-five performances under my belt.

BB: What is your favorite part of touring?

Carter: Other than the new friendships I have formed, my favorite part of touring is seeing my country firsthand for the first time. My travel was limited before accepting this position and I have already seen more in seven weeks than I ever thought possible. The opportunity to experience the life and culture of each city we have visited has been invaluable and I could not be happier or more grateful to be a part of this cast.

BB: What city has been your favorite/ what city are you most looking forward to?

Carter: Honestly, my favorite city so far is the one we were most recently in; Oklahoma City. I dined in beautiful Bricktown, walked through the breathtaking memorial honoring those who were lost in the bombing, visited the Zoo in unprecedented warm weather and met several locals; all of whom were kind and hospitable. Oklahoma City is the first town that I can truthfully say I experienced fully. But it will most certainly not be the last. Chicago for six weeks in the summer should be mighty fine as well.

BB: When was the first time you saw Beauty and the Beast?

Carter: I saw the animated feature at the movie theater with my family, but my experience of the film was far overshadowed by that of my first Broadway experience. It was 1996 and Beauty had already been running on Broadway for two years. I was eight years old and the show was the first professional musical I had ever attended; and I never forgot the experience. I still remember talking about The Beast's transformation with all of my third grade friends. Beauty and the Beast has and always will have a special place in my heart; and when I was offered this position I leapt at the opportunity. I couldn't be happier to be a part of this timeless tale.

BB: Thanks for taking the time to chat with us about your tour experience so far. We’ll look forward to hearing from you again in the future.

That’s all the time we have for today. Be sure to check out our website: You can see our schedule and find out when the show will be near you, you can also check out our cool desktop backgrounds which are sure to keep you feeling enchanted each time you are at your computer. You can even see fun preview videos of the show to hold you over while you wait for us to visit your town. Oh, and most important of all: it’s where you can buy tickets to see us live! Before you know it, we’ll be back with more updates from the company of “Networks Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.”

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