Do I Hear a Waltz?

Hug the moment, make it last – 50-years later, actor James Dybas reflects on Do I Hear A Waltz?

Stephen Kitsakos / The Sondheim Review/ Vol.21, No.2, Spring 2015

“It just transports me back to that time,” James Dybas tells me as we flip through photographs from his Broadway debut in Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents’s Do I Hear a Waltz? (marking its 50th anniversary in March 2015). “There I am, barely 21 years old,” he says, “my first Broadway show, with Steve and Arthur Laurents and Mr. Rodgers. The Créme de la créme. You have to pinch yourself every now and then,” He laughs a little and then spontaneously sings the phrase, “I was younger then …” from “Someone in a Tree.” Not entirely unexpected from the buoyant and affable performer who also originated the role of the Old Man in Pacific Overtures 11 years later.Full Article