Standing well over six feet with broad shoulders, Patrick Heusinger looks more like a leading quarterback than a Broadway baritone. Recently honored at they Owles Gay Pride Awards Ceremony for his sensitive portrayal of a gay character in Next Fall (Tony-nominated for Best Play), Patrick has the chops to match his cheekbones. We scheduled to meet him near Jack’s coffee house in the West Village, not knowing that, not so long ago, Patrick played music there. Triple threat, anyone?
How would you describe the way you dress?
Who are your style icons?
James Dean in Giant. And Kurt Cobain when I was younger. I was obsessed.
Most memorable/bizarre audition outfit?
I’ve never really worn anything odd or been asked to. I’ve semi-stripped down for a part that called for it, though. Nothing too graphic. Appropriate for the scene. That’s an “outfit,” right?
Worst costume piece you’ve ever had?
Stilts and a Giant Antler Helmet for a Knight Who Says “Ni” in Monty Python’s Spamalot.
Items you won’t take off this summer?
Jeans. I’m a boy. We wear the same pair over and over (of course, we wash them…or do we?)
Favorite store no one has heard of:
Odin. Okay, maybe it’s been “heard of.”
None. Made a promise to my mom when I was eight.
What are you working on now?
Broadway’s Next Fall, produced by Elton John and David Furnish.