On the Couch with John O’May

John O'May Arts Review On the CouchWho is John O’May?
John O’May is a veteran Australian performer who has never had to work in any other field since joining Actors Equity in 1972. One of the lucky ones, I guess. Acting, writing, directing, producing, and generally loving it (well, most of the time).

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Work more.

Who inspires you and why?
Talented people get my greatest respect; even if I don’t like them very much I still love watching and working with people who do their job well.

What would you do to make a di?erence in the world?
Be kinder.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
NYC – Broadway, to be exact. I love seeing so much new work happening all the time.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
The laneways of Melbourne; I love walking through all that bustle. Also, the Great Ocean Road, which is where I live.

What are you currently reading?
4321 by Paul Auster

What are you currently listening to?
The sound of the surf, which is ever-present at my home.

Happiness is?
Looking at my granddaughter’s magnificent face.

What does the future hold for you?
More of the same, except more of it.

John stars as Herr Shulz in the Melbourne season of Cabaret at the Athenaeum Theatre from 27 April 2017. For more information, visit: www.cometothecabaret.com.au for details.

Image: John O’May

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