Cary Hoffman


Q & A interview with Cary Hoffman, who stars in his own one-man show, My Sinatra, playing at the Midtown Theatre.

Birthday?
April 24th

Place of birth?
Manahattan.

You now live in?
Manahattan.

Did you go to training school, if so which one?
HB Studio...and every Sinatra record recorded from 1953 to 1965.

As an actor, do you have a preference for stage, tv or film?
Stage.

Your first stage performance was?
It all started singing in my bedroom in Long Island as a kid...on stage, the Schawanga Lodge in 1963!

Career highlight to date?
Singing for the President of Singapore and of course the opening of this version of My Sinatra at the Midtown Theatre.

What's the best advice you have ever received?
Be yourself.

Briefly tell us how you came to create My Sinatra?
First it was a concert and PBS Special, I felt that the story of why I came to sing like Frank Sinatra was something I wanted to tell more of.

If you had not become a performer, what might you have done instead?
To be a Producer...which I also am!

If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would you say to them?
Einstein. Or Sinatra...I'd ask him 'how did you stay sane?'

What was the last Broadway show you saw?
How to Suceed in Business...

What was the last book you read?
I'm a big fan of David Sedaris.

Do you have any hobbies?
Black holes and their origin.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?
Smoked Salmon, Ginger Ale, Sinatra CD No One Cares

What are your future plans?
To stay alive, and turn My Sinatra into a film!!!