By Silvana Vivas
As he quietly sipped tea from a Dunkin’ Donuts cup, Anthony Rapp listened while theatre students asked him what it takes to be in the musical theatre business.
“Have you ever thought about giving up?” said Nick Ryan, a senior at Bridgewater State University from Marshfield, Mass.
“I never really thought about giving up. It’s not in my nature,” Rapp said.
Such was one of many life tips Rapp, the actor best known for playing the role of Mark Cohen in the rock-opera Rent, gave students during the dinner preceding his talk at Stonehill on Wednesday, March 21 in the Martin Institute. The College was a stop on Rapp’s tour as a speaker where he promoted his memoir Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent.
The event was hosted by the Intercultural Affairs Office, in conjunction with an unnamed alumnus that has donated money intended to specifically go towards LGBTQ-related events, said Liza Talusan, director of Intercultural Affairs.