Interview with Frank Galati
My Holiday gift to my listeners is the first half on my interview with two-time Tony Award winning actor, writer, teacher, director Frank Galati. Unfortunately our interview was cut short when Frank had to return to rehearsal, so hopefully there will be a continuation in the future. In this interview, Frank talks about his early life and the beginnings of his extraordinary career, which began with him making faces at himself in front of the family’s darkened picture window. Always a funny kid he learned early how to make people laugh but had “no ambition to work in the theater.” He agrees with renowned set designer Tony Walton’s assertion –that “he, (Frank) didn’t pick it (theater), it picked him.” While pursuing his teaching career Frank explored literature, language, theater and performance, and when opportunities to perform came up – he took them. Listen to this erudite, thoughtful, interesting, and endlessly engaging man describe the serendipity of his life.