Backstage at The Prom on Broadway with Josh Lamon
Oh my gosh! It’s the Marquee Channel. I’m
Josh Lamon and I am in Broadway’s The Prom and I’m going to give you an exclusive never-before-seen
backstage look of The Prom! Follow me – it’ll be fun. Okay. Follow me, I’m going to take you somewhere
really incredible and magical. Welcome, to Stage Right. Only a place where union people get to go. Welcome to the Longacre Theatre. This is one of my favorite theatres on Broadway.
Look at this gorgeous, gorgeous place. Built in 1913, by the guy who owned the Red Sox
and to build it he sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees. What a tool – just kidding. Come on, I’m going
to show you some really fun stuff over here. That’s Meg. This is our music director and
this is how we can follow what’s happening during the show see she was just conducting
like that, and that way I can be backstage singing, even though I don’t sing off stage.
And be like, oh, that’s the tempo. So that’s what that is. And then, we have no space back here, so behind
this is where the stage manager stands – isn’t that neat-o. And over here we have props. You
might be really thirsty and say I want some punch, but guess what it’s prop punch – can’t
really drink it. But, that’s why I have my water bottle right here. Isn’t that exciting?
Okay. Come, follow me. More lies from Broadway. You can’t eat those – they’re
plastic. But, they look delicious. This set turns into another set. Wait a minute.
This isn’t Emma’s house, this is the principal’s office. Broadway. Welcome to our fake version of the Rainbow
Room. What? I know. It looks like the Rainbow Room, but it’s not it’s Broadway, so it’s
fake. Alright. You’re going to come with me to my
dressing room. You’re going to see some really neat things up there. We made it! We made it up eight-hundred and
seventy nine stairs. This is my dressing room that I share with Michael Potts. We call this
floor either Brigadune or 125th Street, because it’s so far away. Which makes me ask the question,
why they gotta put a big girl on the top floor? Now, way more important than sharing the dressing
room with Michael Potts. I share the dressing room with Saint Elaine – the patron saint
of all comedy. Michael Potts refused to decorate his station,
so I decided to decorate mine with a laminated photos from his career. This is him in something.
Oh! This is him in my favorite – he played a really really terrible person on the wire,
so that was a keeper. Um, oh! Here he is again – he’s laughing at something. Just going ha-ha-ha
I’m Michael Potts. And then I made him this one which he did keep which is him and the
Obamas. Okay. Stage Manager just called half-hour,
which means I have to put on this undershirt and you have to go. But, thank you so much
for joining us. Please come and see me in The Prom on Broadway and for all of your Broadway
needs, do what I do – go to the Marquee Channel. They’re my favorite. Thanks a lot Marquee