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Mason Alexander The Pantages Awards Los Angeles, CA

How did you get into theater?

I began performing through the gifted and talented program in elementary school, and eventually worked my way into community and professional theater.

Who are some of your role models in entertainment?

I am a huge Judy Garland nut, and love performers like George Hearn, Michael Crawford, Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey.... Basically all of the great Broadway stars of the 1900's!

Tell us about your family.

I have a wonderful family that have always been there, constantly supporting my dreams. My parents have even made the sacrifice of moving cross-country for me to pursue a career in television and film. They do a lot for me, and I love them dearly.

What challenges have you had to overcome to get here?

When I was younger I had to deal with a lot of bullying because I was "different" [and] had an interest in musical theater. I eventually realized that not everyone is going to accept you for who you are, and you can't let what people say get in the way of your dreams.

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