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That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Nov 24, 2020

We’re chatting with Broadway star and series regular on Fox’s “Filthy Rich”: Aaron Lazar. Aaron worked his way through every aspect of this industry—film, TV, theatre—with the same tenacity that almost led him to become a surgeon. But instead of never sleeping in medical school, he chose the city that never sleeps.

11 Broadway productions later (including “The Phantom of the Opera,” “A Little Night Music,” and “Dear Evan Hansen), plus acclaimed films such as “J.Edgar,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” not to mention roles on hit TV shows such as “Quantico,” “The Blacklist,” and “Blue Bloods,” he’s garnered an authenticity that helps him define and believe in himself as an artist.

Aaron shares what he’s learned on each step of the ladder: how becoming a father shifted his attitude towards the work and how improvising with Leonardo DiCaprio led to some movie magic. He’s a great example of someone who works hard and stays open to learning on the job, whether that’s performing 8 live shows a week, working 15 hours a day on set, or navigating life in between. There’s no business like show business, and he’ll tell you it’s so.


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