Anthony Rapp – RENT!!!
Oh my goodness!!!! I met Anthony Rapp tonight!!! For those of you who may not know, Anthony Rapp plays “Mark” in the RENT movie and was in the original B’way cast too. He did a book signing at the Border’s at Broad and Chestnut tonight and I went! I got the movie soundtrack, and got him to autograph it. I even made the stencil-look RENT letters out of ModelMagic that I had with me while I was waiting my turn (I was #329 out of at least 400 people who were there). Oh my word!! He is as cute in person as he is on screen. And he is soooo nice – as late in the signing as I was, he was still nice to me and (at least it seemed like) he genuinely appreciated what I gave him. Even tho it was past store hours, he didn’t pull a diva act like some authors and leave while people were still in line – he agreed to wait until the last person was done. I thought that was really sweet of him.
He read a chapter from his book, Without You : A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, took questions from people and even sang some of “La Vie Boheme” a cappella ::swoon::