Tonight, Bryan Batt returns to London’s premier Cabaret venue, Crazy Coqs with his new show BRYAN’S SONG. The MAD MEN, Broadway and film star grew up in New Orleans, a city that fostered his love of music and theatre – and now he brings his unique talent to the heart of London’s Theatreland. We took a few moments to catch up with the Man who’s Mad about Theatre:
Hi Bryan – thanks for agreeing to a quick chat! How long will you be in the UK?
I perform at Crazy Coqs until Saturday 18th June. Sadly I depart the UK on the 19th.
Do you have time to catch any culture while you’re here?
Besides myself nightly … LOL… We are piping in a few museums and hoping to see the “Play That Went Wrong” – so it’s a bit of a whirlwind visit.
Any memorable on-stage mishaps?
Well, once in Australia, during my encore, a woman in the front row passed wind so badly that I, my pianist and those within a 3 meter radius could barely breathe… I can’t believe I shared that!
Which show do you most relate to, either on Broadway/West End/Off-Broadway
I love musicals … my absolute favorite is Gypsy.
Which songs feature in your show, and how do you choose them?
I choose what makes a fun mix , everything from Cole Porter to Billy Joel… just DEFINITELY No Kanye!
What do you have lined up next?
Next up for me is Grey Gardens in Los Angeles. But right now it’s all about London!
Television audiences know Batt from his two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning performance as Salvatore Romano on the critically acclaimed television series Mad Men; he was also a regular on Ugly Betty and NCIS: New Orleans. New York audiences have been delighted by Bryan’s brilliant stage performances in Jeffrey, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, La Cage and The Scarlet Pimpernel. He recently starred as Judge Turner in the award winning film 12 Years A Slave and appears in Tom Hanks’ Parkland.
Tickets for Byan Batt in person cost £35 plus transaction fee – don’t miss out!
Until Sat 18th Jun, 8pm
20 Sherwood St
London W1F 7ED
Tel: 020 7734 4888