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Spotlight On: Paul Kornman


Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Guys and Dolls. Get to know Paul Kornman!


Please introduce yourself and state your role in the show.

My name is Paul Kornman and I’m playing “Harry the Horse”.


Who is your favorite guy from the Guys and Dolls movie, Nathan Detroit or Sky Masterson?  Why?

Nathan Detroit.  His character is much more fun and I find the whole Sky-Sarah romance hard to swallow.


Who is your favorite girl from the Guys and Dolls, Sarah Brown or Miss Adelaide? Why?

Miss Adelaide.  She is also more fun, has better songs and her marriage to Nathan at the end of the show makes sense.


What are you most excited about accomplishing in your role for this show?

This is my first “named” character in a musical (and only my fourth show ever – I just started in 2018), so I’m excited about more than ensemble work, where I can interact with the other characters and move the plot along, and hopefully get some laughs.


If you could be a part of Nathan’s gang, a Hot Box Girl, a Save A Soul Mission member, or Havana Night Club attendee, what would you choose?

Nathan’s gang. Although Nathan skirts around the edges of the law in running a floating crap game, he and his gang don’t engage in any violence or outright thievery. They’re just streetwise entrepreneurs, providing a service to their community. What’s more American than that?


Tell the people something to get them excited for this show!

If you’ve only seen the movie, you’ve been missing five songs from the original score that were cut from the movie.


With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls opens March 20th and runs through April 5th at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!