Eric Welch now in the Sunset Spotlight. Eric is currently playing Bert in our magical production of MARY POPPINS which runs October 11 – November 4, 2018
When did you first become involved at Sunset Playhouse and what areas have you been involved with here at the Playhouse?
I first became involved when I auditioned for HELLO, DOLLY! I’ve also worked hair and makeup on many shows since then, as well as being onstage.
If you are working on a Sunset show right now, what is your role?
I’m currently playing Bert in MARY POPPINS.
If an actor, what has been your favorite role to date and what is your dream role? If a Production Team member, which show have you most enjoyed working on? What show would you like to do in the future?
Favorite role to date is hard because each character I’ve played has a special meaning for me. Although, playing Lumiere in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has been one of my favorites. My dream is Bert in MARY POPPINS and I’m so happy to be fulfilling this here at Sunset Playhouse.
What do you enjoy most about the Sunset?
I really enjoy the people here at Sunset. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. It definitely has the feel of a family.
When not at Sunset, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of my free time with friends and also working on hair and makeup projects. Currently, I have been working with Traveling Lemur Productions on a Villain Series where I am transforming one model, Marcee Doherty-Elst, into various Disney villains.
What is your favorite color/food/movie/TV show/book/musical or play?
Favorite color is pink. Favorite food would be any kind of seafood. Favorite movie is MARY POPPINS. Favorite tv show is currently AMERICAN HORROR STORY. Favorite book is … Favorite musical is GYPSY, by far.
What is your favorite quote?
“You’ve got to be original. If you’re like everyone else, what do they need you for?” – Bernadette Peters
Head Shot thanks to Wimmer Photography