Living (Sri Lanka)
A love for theatre and the arts
I was practising law until about two years ago when I switched to vocal coaching
Q: Your popularity lies in your voice and love for theatre. What does your day job entail – and is it something you enjoy doing?
A: Yes, it is. I was in the legal profession and practising law until about two years ago when I switched to vocal coaching on a full-time basis.
And I’d say that I’m more into vocal coaching than the legal profession because I get to contribute to the arts, which is where my passion truly lies.
Q: Around the world, many Broadway stars began doing virtual table reads to keep theatre fans engaged since performance venues have been shut due to the pandemic. Did you catch any of them online? And was there anything that interested you or something that you wanted to see?
A: That’s the peculiar thing about me. My attention span is really short and I don’t really like to watch stuff or invest in a lot of things – so I didn’t catch any of the table reads.
To be honest, I recently watched ‘Friends: The Reunion’ – and that was probably the only thing that I managed to watch for an hour or so at a stretch.
Q: Having worked in theatre and being a singer, is there an international artiste, actor or character you would like to share the stage with one day?
A: Definitely Christine Daaé. I actually saw a casting call recently to play her but said to myself: ‘Yeah, not in this life.’
However, it is my dream to play her on Broadway since The Phantom of the Opera is one of my favourite plays.
Q: Did you take part in The Phantom of the Opera when it was performed in Sri Lanka?
A: Yes, I was one of four actors who played Christine in 2014.