In a series about Broadway's Leading Men we'll kick things off with the wonderful Cheyenne Jackson. Cheyenne is originally from Newport, WA and was a fixture at Village Theatre (where I worked as a stagehand and stage manager at the time.)
Cheyenne has such sparkle and charisma that even then we knew he wasn't going to be hanging around Seattle theater for long. Sure enough, he moved to New York and it seems like it was no time at all before we heard about him understudying in Aida and then getting a lead in All Shook Up.
What's interesting is that in an interview with broadway.com, Cheyenne notes how he'd much rather play someone other than the heartthrob or leading man role.
I'm not really a leading man type; I'm quirky. It's fun to slap the audience, and give them something other than what they were expecting.
I'm convinced that whatever he puts his mind to will happen. He's also done a lot of good with his newfound star power -- including appearing in charity events like the drool-inducing Broadway Bares events. Above all, I'll remember Cheyenne being as a total sweetheart. (Love you, Cheyenne! Take care!)
More photos after the jump. || check out cheyennejackson.com