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Some actors start with the right shoes. I start with the right hats.

Some actors start with the right shoes. I start with the right hats.

The beauty of performance for me is finding details with which to betray character. ---->>>

I'm kind of a reluctant Anglophile. My mother's a children's librarian, and all of the children's literature I read was from her childhood - E. Nesbit and Dickens, which isn't children's literature at all, but I was sort of steeped in English literature. I thought I was of that world. ---->>>

There was a lot of playing by myself, wearing last year's Halloween costume and wandering around the yard talking to myself - which may account for my fondness for doing different voices. ---->>>

When I was younger - I don't do this too much now - but sometimes if I couldn't sleep, I would lie in bed and imagine all the characters I've played at a dinner table together. ---->>>

A musical sweeps you along, like you're on a magic carpet ride of sorts. But you have to keep up. ---->>>

I don't know what we did without Velcro in the American theater. It's a miracle substance! People had long intermissions, probably. ---->>>

I love hats. I've always loved hats. ---->>>

I try to inhabit each of the characters as fully as I can, however short-lived they are. But most of my show happens offstage. ---->>>

I always dress up for recordings. ---->>>

I should be one of those actors who has a list. A lot of people do - 'I wanna do this and this and this' - but I don't. I enjoy being surprised - indeed, often ambushed - by a role. ---->>>

You can really get your chops in shape in the resident theatres, and I urge anyone to investigate them and to be willing to go anywhere to pursue the great roles. ---->>>

I was offered jobs impersonating everyone from Cher to Madonna. ---->>>

My mother was a children's librarian, and I was raised on lots of English children's literature. It gave me this weird idea that I was English. ---->>>

It's such a rare and rewarding thing to be in control of space and time for two hours a night, to go through a journey and take the audience along. There's nothing quite like it. ---->>>

Biography

Jefferson Mays profile (jefferson-mays.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: 06-08, 1965
Birthplace: Clinton, Connecticut, USA
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Occupation: Actor
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Lewis Jefferson Mays (born June 8, 1965) is an American film, stage and television actor.(wikipedia)