I’ll drink to that! With Nathaniel Hill

26 Nov

Welcome to “I’ll Drink To That” Ruby’s conversations with the future leaders of Broadway and beyond! Showbiz is in good hands with these brilliant and inspiring professionals.

Ruby sits down for a drink with the fabulous Nathaniel Hill!

Ruby: Where are we and what are we drinking?
Nathaniel: Gin and Tonic, Press Lounge on the roof of Ink48

What is your current job title?
Assistant Account Executive, Serino/Coyne LLC

Whose career do you aspire to have?
David Stone. I admire his balance of good theater and good business.

What’s one of your most embarrassing theater memories?
I’m not a great singer, and the last musical I was actually in was Chess.  It was rough. That’s all I’m saying.

What’s one of your best theater memories?
Winning the Vermont All-State Theater Festival, my senior year of high school, with Lucy Alibar’s brilliant Gorgeous Raptors.  I played Justin, the womanizing villain.

What book are you reading right now?
Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman

What book would you like to see made into a musical?
The biography of the Spice Girls (if such a book exists).

What is your current theatrical project?
I’m raising money for a play opening on Broadway this winter, and at Serino/Coyne I’m doing account management for Bring It On and the three current Lincoln Center Theater Plays: Golden Boy, Disgraced, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

What show are you currently recommending?
 Peter and the Starcatcher

What is one of your most prized theater possessions?
My original Ragtime playbill, which was a gift from a professor I’m close with. Ragtime has been a really important musical in my life… I played the little boy at a summer stock theater in 2004, my first Broadway internship was on the revival in 2009, and I did my thesis on theatrical producing at Duke on the show this spring.

Where do you keep your playbills?
I have a spiral staircase in my apartment, and I have a stack of them on the left as you’re going down, so I can drop them off on my way to bed.

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