Corine Cohen: Hi Paul, I have loved your performances over the years. You were wonderful in “ONCE” and I also loved your performance in “Daddy Long Legs” Off-Broadway and I saw you last week in ” Bright Star” which I adored. It seems like a great couple of years for you! You have a great voice, and I adored all of your performances. “Bright Star” is a very beautiful show and very romantic and you played a very romantic role in “ Daddy Long Legs ” if you could play any role on Broadway would you pick another role? Would you want to play a Pirate King or something totally different?
Paul Alexander Nolan: If someone told me that I was fired from “Bright Star” but could choose any role to take over immediately…I would choose John Proctor in The Crucible or William Shakespeare in Something Rotten.
Corine Cohen: I could see you as William Shakespeare! What is your favorite thing to do in New York when you are not on Broadway?
Paul Alexander Nolan: See a Broadway show with my wife and go for excellent food.
Corine Cohen: When did you realize you wanted to become an Actor on Broadway?
Paul Alexander Nolan: When I was 13 years old and saw Les Miserables for the first time.
Corine Cohen: Did you get to meet Edie and Steve and what was that like?
Paul Alexander Nolan: Yes. They are the most generous artists.
Corine Cohen: How cool! I love Edie Brickell; I am very jealous of you! I met Steve Martin when I was a child. He is a very talented actor and writer! If they made “Bright Star” into a film would that interest you?
Paul Alexander Nolan: YES!!! And I think it would make a perfect film. Maybe even turn it into a non-musical though I’d miss the music. It would be a great piece of Americana.
Corine Cohen: I hope they would keep it as a Musical! Would you want to perform in a TV series?
Paul Alexander Nolan: Yup!
Corine Cohen: What music do you listen to when you are alone?
Paul Alexander Nolan: Indie folk.
Corine Cohen: Do you have a dog and if so what kind?
Paul Alexander Nolan:No. But I would want a mutt if I were on a farm.
Corine Cohen: If you were not an actor what career would you choose?
Paul Alexander Nolan: A Fireman or a Forest ranger
Corine Cohen: What are your favorite kinds of food?
Paul Alexander Nolan: Japanese and Italian.
Thanks very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this interview. Paul is fantastic in “Bright Star” check him out. It is a great evening at the theater. His favorite Italian hangout is “Il Buco!”