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We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and up-and-coming comedians, musicians, writers and artists about their earliest creative acts and about other formative childhood experiences.

Jun 4, 2021

On today's episode, I talk to Tony Award-winning actor and musician Michael Cerveris. Originally from Huntington, West Virginia, Michael got his start acting in the early '80s downtown scene, and his career has flourished from there. As a theater actor, he's won two Tony Awards, one for playing John Wilkes Booth in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins and the second for his role in Fun Home. Beyond the official accolades though, he's acted in dozens of productions including Hedwig And The Angry Inch. As a TV and film actor, he's had recurring roles in shows like Mindhunter, Gotham, The Tick, The Good Wife, Treme and Fringe, as well as many other roles. And as a musician, he's been working professionally ever since he backed Bob Mould on his Last Dog And Pony Show tour in 1998. Michael's first solo album was released in 2004, but for the last eight years, he's been writing and recording with Kimberly Kaye under the moniker Loose Cattle, and their first official album Heavy Lifting is out now, wherever you get your records from!

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