Name: J. Manuel Santos
Hometown: Lake Jackson, Texas
Current Show/Role: Paul in A Chorus Line at Paper Mill Playhouse
The best part of the show I’m in now is: The amazingly talented and supportive cast! Also, the director, Mitzi Hamilton has been such a great inspiration for me and has truly allowed us all to have so much freedom in the creation of these iconic characters.
The most challenging job in show business I ever had was: Performing in the revival of West Side Story for the entire length of the run. Dancing the incredibly technical and difficult choreography that Jerome Robbins created for this classic musical and bringing up so much anger and violence that the piece demanded was exhilarating, though considering the show ran for over two years, it also proved to be unbelievably exhausting!