A Quick Chat With Ryan Sheppard

We catch up with Ryan Sheppard from Wicked.

Ryan Sheppard is currently appearing in Wicked.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A primary school teacher.

Who is the most important person in the world to you? 
My five-month-old nephew Eden.  

What animal best represents you and why?
A monkey – cause I play Chistery everyday!

If you were a contestant on Deal or No Deal, how much would you need to be on offer before you walked away? 
$50,000 would do. 

What’s the worst date you’ve ever had?
You don’t wanna know!

Windows or MAC?
Always MAC!

Which Spice Girl was your favourite?

Who is the actor you would most like to work alongside?
Meryl Streep.

What five songs would be the first you put a mix tape? 
LUCKY – Jason Miraz
FIRE FLY – Owl City
THE WANDERER – Marc Broussard

What is the best thing about theatre in Australia? 
Thirsty Thursdays 

What is the worst thing about theatre in Australia?
That there’s not enough of it

Favourite food?
Paella, YUM!

What would you do if you found a wallet on the ground?
I lost mine last week on the Bondi to Bronte walk and someone handed it into the police station. I do the same. Good karma.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Back-up dancing for a group of 40 year old Abba impersonators in Penrith… but a job’s a job and I was grateful at the time.

What’s the first website you visit when you come online?

Name one moment when you looked around, breathed happily and felt content
Christmas day after dinner with my nephew in my arms and family around  

Red or white?

Where is the most interesting place you have travelled?

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Mariah Carey

Where do you see yourself in five years?
In another show I hope… but who knows, Wicked may still be running?!?!?!?!

Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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