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Interview: Fred Applegate, Actor – TV, Broadway and London

Find out how a two-week vacation to Los Angeles turned into a long-term acting career for TV, Broadway and London actor, Fred Applegate in this interview with Phil Cooke. If you’re hoping to make it in LA or hit Broadway, you’ll gain insight into successful auditions, understanding your role on set, and keeping the role alive when doing theatre. After hearing the story of how Fred sustained such a long and successful career on stage and in front of the camera, you’ll learn principles that will help you create an entertainment career for life.


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*More About This Episode* Interview: Fred Applegate, Actor – TV, Broadway and London

Fred Applegate has worked TV shows like Malcolm in the Middle with Bryan Cranston, The Producers with Mel Gibson and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with Rachel Brosnahan. His Broadway credits include Wicked, Beauty and the Beast and The Ferryman directed by Sam Mendes.


Quick Acting Tips from this interview:

About acting: “Bring everything you have to the role.”

About guest starring: “You have to know who you are, what you’re doing, and why you’re there. You have to honor why you’re there.”

About auditions: “You’re not there to get the job. You’re there to show that you’re a good actor. And to show that you’re a good person in the room.”

About creativity: “Always have something that you’re doing. Create something.”

About faith: “My Christianity tells me to welcome you.”

About a long-term career: “Always be doing something. There’s nothing to wait for. If you’re waiting, that’s what you’ve chosen to do: nothing... You’ve got to keep doing things!”


Fred Applegate Bio: Fred Applegate’s television credits include guest-starring and recurring roles on Newhart, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Malcolm in the Middle (featuring Bryan Cranston), Will and Grace, Hill Street Blues, Seinfeld, Northern Exposure, ER, Crashing!, Billions, Cosby, Night Court, Growing Pains, and many more...


On Broadway, Fred was part of the American cast of The Ferryman (directed by Sam Mendes), played the Wizard in Wicked (twice), and appeared in Tuck Everlasting, The Last Ship, Sister Act, La Cage aux Folles, Young Frankenstein, The Producers (in NYC and London) and the Sound of Music. He also appeared in New York in Fanny (Encores!) and Happiness (Lincoln Center), and premiered The 2nd Mrs. Wilson at the Long Wharf Theater.


Applegate’s national tours include: Anything Goes, The Producers, and Beauty and the Beast. Regional tours include Mark Taper (4 productions), Geffen, Old Globe, St. Louis Rep, The MUNY, Guthrie Theater (13 productions). Find Fred Applegate on IMDb here:

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