Michael Ferlita Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards Sayreville, NJ
How did you get into theater?
When I saw "West Side Story" at the Sayreville Main Street Theater I was inspired to act and audition for musicals. I was captivated by the idea of telling a story.
Who are some of your role models in entertainment?
Two of my role models in musical theater are Ramin Karimloo and Anthony Warlow. The parts they have played and the purity of their voices make them a huge inspiration to me.
What challenges have you had to overcome to get here?
My biggest challenge getting here has been taking one step at a time. I get easily overwhelmed. Living in the moment can be difficult for me. I needed to take it all in.
8 years of baseball experience, 13 years of soccer experience, survival skills, improvisation skills