Meet the Million Dollar Quartet: Martin Kaye (aka Jerry Lee Lewis)
"Million Dollar Quartet", the musical about a legendary recording session at Sun Studio, is coming to the Orpheum next week.
The cast already knows Memphis music – here's your chance to get to know them. A handful of cast members were kind enough to let me ask them a bunch of questions about the show, Memphis, and what's in their headphones. Today, meet the show's Jerry Lee Lewis, Martin Kaye:
(Photo credit: Joan Marucs)
Name: Martin Kaye
Hometown: Manchester, England
Character You Play in MDQ: Jerry Lee Lewis
My favorite song to come from the show or the time period the show takes place (1956) is: "Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On" by Jerry Lee Lewis.
The most fun part of being on tour with MDQ is: Getting to be as WIIIILLLDDDD as I want.
The strangest / funniest thing that’s happened to me during a performance was: falling over as I jumped off the piano…yes, it really happened. Now don't go wishing it to happen when you come and see it. Trust me, it's not pretty
When MDQ comes to Memphis, I’m excited about seeing: Sun Studio…duh!
My favorite thing about my character is: how much he totally was the music he sang. There was no sense of self consciousness. He knew exactly who he was and was completely honest on stage.
The album I’m listening to on repeat lately is: "Abbey Road".
My hidden talent is: my eyebrow dance. Just trust me, it's something you need to see before you die. Cody (Elvis) says it's my power to motivate.
You should come see MDQ because: why the heck wouldn't you want to!??!!?
The touring Broadway production of "Million Dollar Quartet" will be at the Orpheum from Feb. 14 – 19th. There are still tickets available.