Full given name: Luke Michael Grimes
Where you were born/where you were raised? I was born in Hinsdale, IL and and raised in La Grange, IL
Your role within the Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls family: Richard and Myrna
How would you describe your character? Richard is nervous and uncomfortable. His life is changing quickly and he's having trouble finding meaning. Myrna is calm and collected. Often pushing people to find simplicity ad joy in unlikely places. She moves in and out of people's lives offering guidance and good humor.
In 5 words, how do you describe Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls: Absurd Touching Smart Funny Magical
Something you're REALLY bad at: I'm terrible at saving money.
Special hidden talent: I'm a very good tap dancer.
Current local show you have been recommending to friends: The Happiest Song Plays Last @ Goodman Theatre
Favorite Chicago neighborhood: Wicker Park
Favorite play: Macbeth
Your personal idols: Neil Patrick Harris, Zachery Quinto, any one who has made a personal sacrifice for something they love.
Most played song on your iPod: "National Anthem" by Lana Del Rey
Who would play you in the Lifetime movie about your life: Chris Culfer - unfortunately.
Must-see TV show(s): Downton Abbey, Parks and Rec, Walking Dead, Veep, Newsroom
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Smash ...enough said.
Three things you can't live without: Music, theatre, and gin
"I'll never understand why..."... people think they can stop moving in the middle of streets to figure out where they're going. I'm late for work! Move!
Brown Paper Blog
Making theatre. Writing about it. Maybe some hilarious Youtube cat videos in between.