Michel Nischan’s connection to the Westport Country Playhouse is important, but culinary and casual: He feeds theater-goers before and after shows.
Yet on Friday, May 14 the owner/founder of The Dressing Room takes a few steps east, to make his theatrical debut. He’s got a walk-on appearance in “She Loves Me,” the musical comedy that’s been extended through May 15.
His role? A chef, naturally (pun intended).
Michel won his spot last November. He — okay, his wife Lori — bid $2,000 in a silent auction, at the 2009 Playhouse Gala. She outlasted 3 others — all Playhouse patrons (and, presumably, Dressing Room regulars).
Michel wanted the role for 2 reasons: He loves the Playhouse, and figured it would be fun.
He won’t tell “06880” what the role entails — “I’m sworn to secrecy” — but says he must prepare for it.
Good luck, Michel. Break a leg.
And then go back to your real roles rolls next door.
(For ticket information on Michel’s cameo appearance — or any other “She Loves Me” performance — click here, or call 203-227-4177.)