Backstage Babble

James Dybas Part 1

March 26, 2021

Today, Backstage Babble is honored to sit down with Broadway actor James Dybas, star of Pacific Overtures and Do I Hear a Waltz? In this episode, hear about the fib he told to land Do I Hear a Waltz?, how he ended up fearing for his life on a hanging platform above the Uris Theater, what went wrong during his Victor/Victoria audition, why Sergio Franchi stopped him from eating garlic, why his role in George M! required sitting down to dinner with a dog, the time he streaked behind John Raitt during Camelot, what it was like being part of Jerome Robbins’ Theater Lab, plus stories about Joe Layton, Elizabeth Allen, Arthur Laurents, Pat Birch, and more.

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