Emmy winner Tom Phelphrey (ex-Jonathan, GUIDING LIGHT) is currently playing Mickey Deans, Judy Garland’s young, untrustworthy fiancé, in the Broadway premiere of "End of the Rainbow." He recently spoke with Broadway.com about the early days of shooting a soap where sets resemble classic stage sets.
“It might sound odd, but filming a soap was closer to acting in a play than filming episodic television,” he says.
Pelphrey laughingly describes his early days on the show: “People said, ‘You’re on camera, so you don’t do anything,’ and I took that kind of literally. When I watched myself a month later, it looked like I had a pole shoved up my ass.”
"End of the Rainbow" is currently running at the Belasco Theatre in New York. The New York Times said Pelphrey was "perfectly cast". Order tickets to the play here.