Of course we’ve been fighting against stereotypes from Day One at East West. That’s the reason we formed: to combat that, and to show we are capable of more than just fulfilling the stereotypes – waiter, laundryman, gardener, martial artist, villain.
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I had no idea how difficult Sondheim’s music would be. All through the rehearsals, I kept flubbing. There were so many tempo changes. I could never get through the opening number without any mistakes. One day, I went up to Hal Prince and offered to leave the show. He laughed it off. He said, “Don’t be silly. That’s why we have tryouts.”
|Birth:||10th December, 1933|
|Death:||10th July, 2006|
Mako Iwamatsu was a Japanese-born American actor and voice artist who has been nominated for numerous awards. Many of his acting roles credited him simply as Mako where he omits his surname. He is known for his acting role as Po-Han in The Sand Pebbles for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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