Ron Simons at TEDxBroadway 2018 — Beyond the Bio

Before we meet up at New World Stages on Tuesday, February 27 for TEDxBroadway (get your tickets here!), we wanted to take you beyond the bio to meet this year’s speakers. Meet Ron Simons:
  • He’s a four-time Sundance Film Festival selected producer and actor of stage, film and television.
  • He’s the founder and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment.

We asked Ron …

Q: Do you sing in the shower? What’s your go-to song?
A: “You mean there are people who don’t sing in the shower? On days when I’m feeling especially spiritual, it’s probably ‘Amazing Grace.’ On days when I’m joyous or in a funk, it’s Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy.’”

Q: What’s on your bucket list?
A: “Mostly places I haven’t visited. These include Bali, Bora Bora and Fiji. Then it’s artists I’d love to meet and, ideally, collaborate with: Jeffrey Wright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Samuel L. Jackson, Meryl Streep, Daniel Day-Lewis.”

Q: What’s your idea of the perfect meal?
A: “Just about anything that’s breakfast, as it’s my favorite meal of the day. If I had to pick one meal, it’d probably be bacon (crisp), eggs over medium, grits and fresh fruit.”

Q:  What’s a talent you wish you had?
A: “I’d love to be able to do an aria really well. At this point, I’ll take singing an aria at all!”

Q:  Are you ready to give your TEDxBroadway talk/performance?
A: “I construct, deconstruct, throw out, reconstruct, modify, boil down in cycles. I’m sorta operating by that saying about writers: They never finish, they just stop writing.”

See Ron and more amazing speakers at TEDxBroadway 2018! Grab your tickets here, before they sell out.

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