Our brief Interrogation, I mean Interview, with an unusual suspect!
DP: Please state your name for the record.
WITNESS: “Amy Russ”
DP: Current occupation?
WITNESS: “Owner of ActorWebs.com and Actress”
DP: Share with us something memorable you witnessed on, off, or backstage.
WITNESS: “One of my very first professional theatre jobs was as the Milkmaid in a production of Oliver! at the Hirschfeld Theatre on Miami Beach. Davy Jones (of The Monkees fame) was our Fagin, and he was a delight. And also a bit of a prankster! One day right before half hour, the girls' dressing room door burst open, and in came Davy, shirtless, with a woman's stocking over his head! He proceeded to moon the entire room! I couldn't quite believe I was looking at a Monkees' hiney! His birthday came around during our run, so the cast got him a "butt" cake from the naughty bakery in town. I was very sad to hear of his death this past year. He was a nice man.”
DP: If you could create any law, what would it be?
WITNESS: “Liza would be in at least one show per season. The world needs more Liza.”
DP: What's next?
WITNESS: “Look for me in commercials for VW and John Hancock!”
Amy's credits include Bill: A Rake’s Tale at the Soho Playhouse. Off-Bway: Kerouac. Regional: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (MTC, Moss Hart Award), The Ice Breaker & The Misanthrope (both at Boston’s New Rep), Bus Stop, Nine, Nunsense, Where’s Charley. Other NYC: The Seagull, Baby with the Bathwater, Parallel Lives, Frankenstein…do you dream (NYMF), By Proxy & Glimpses (both at Arclight), Angry Girl Gang (NYMF), Charles & Diana: The Musical (MITF). Tour: USO World Troupe. Film: The Guru, The Yards, Where Her Dreams End, William’s Christening (Woods Hole Film Festival - Best Short Narrative) , Till Proven Innocent. TV: The Sopranos (the very last episode!) Another World, Guiding Light, One Life to Live. Commercials: VW, Capital One, VISA, Great Wolf Lodge, among others.
Amy is also the founder and owner of ActorWebs.com, which provides actors creative and cost-effective website design, do-it-yourself website builders and other web-based products.
Official website: www.amyruss.com
Website Company: www.actorwebs.com
“You have the right to remain creative”… Michael Fletcher Tester