One of the coolest things about working for Broadway.TV is getting the chance to talk to actors, however briefly, as if they aren’t actors as at all–I’m always surprised by the down to earth personalities of the actors we interview. Before the Tony Awards began we snagged a few minutes on the red carpet with Memphis’s Chad Kimball, who was as excited and starstruck as the poncho-wearing fans screaming just a few feet behind us. There’s absolutely nothing pretentious about this guy–we joked around about the swag room (he’d never heard of it but we’d been told there was a room full of gifts for the actors), and he said quite frankly that the rain didn’t do anything to diminish his excitement about attending the Tonys. I was delighted to see him singing his heart out onstage with Montego Glover, and when he busted some jaw dropping dance moves I could hardly believe that talented performer had been talking with me just a few hours earlier about how crazy it was for him to be at the Tony Awards. To me it seems like the most natural place in the world for Chad Kimball.