But he did have one weakness, pictured here: Sacagawea. The staging called for him to make his first entrance while tossing the coin up and catching it, but he wasn't able to catch it consistently enough to do it onstage (nevermind that the lighting made the coin disappear from sight in the air).
Instead, the coin-flipping became a pre-show ritual. The only stage time it got was when it somehow leaped out of his pocket to the floor during his first song in one show.
Offstage, she is completely down-to-earth, without a trace of ego. The entire cast was like that, which was pretty remarkable to me.
We all liked the water cooler, but I think for Doris it went somewhat beyond that.
Backstage, he regaled the rest of the cast with stories of his time in New York (where he worked in theater) and the projects he's done and people he knows in Houston. We had a lot of fun with wordplay. And when he didn't like one of his lines, I rewrote it for him, and he liked it enough to use it.
Like Joel, she was prepared and always on top of things. And she was funny, which I think the audience underappreciated because they weren't expecting it.
One night backstage, she told me that her friends who came to the show all liked my voice. That was a treat for my ego, I can tell you. So to all of Kay's friends: I love you guys!