Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Guys and Dolls. Get to know Ricky Hamilton!
Please introduce yourself and state your role in the show.
My name is Ricky Hamilton and I will be playing the role of Benny Southstreet.
Who is your favorite guy from the Guys and Dolls movie, Nathan Detroit or Sky Masterson? Why?
Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson should have been enough of a cautionary tale to not cast Russel Crowe in the Les Miserables movie. Frank Sinatra all the way.
Who is your favorite girl from the Guys and Dolls, Sarah Brown or Miss Adelaide? Why?
Funny enough, I was in a production of Guys and Dolls my senior year in high school and while I played Nathan Detroit, my girlfriend at the time was cast as Sarah Brown instead. Let’s just say things didn’t end very well so with that, my vote goes to Adelaide.
What are you most excited about accomplishing in your role for this show?
I am most excited for the physical comedy I get to do for my role. That’s something I try to incorporate in most of my performances but for Benny I have the luxury to use physical comedy as a major vocal point for my character.
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?
I’ll take the option with a free vacation in Cuba.
Tell the people something to get them excited for this show!
We have a great variety of all ages, interests, and experience throughout the cast and it’s been a blast being able to act with with people from many walks of life.
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!