Member Spotlight: Timothy Whitehorn
Timothy Whitehorn, a special education teacher from Millbrae, recalls his favorite theatrical experiences. Learn more about his life, below.
What was the first Broadway show you saw?
The Phantom of the Opera was the first show I saw back in 1999. I was in fifth grade and got to skip school so that I could see it in San Francisco. My brother took me to eat in the Macy’s basement restaurant and then we sat in the balcony. It is to this day one of my fondest theater memories.
Which character in a musical or play do you most identify with?
Ché from Evita because he always knew what was going on and had all the access to the action.
Have you ever performed onstage? If so, please provide any details and memories of your experience.
In high school I was in Pippin as a freshman. I looked a lot younger than I was, so I was cast as Theo in the production.
What does theater mean to you?
Theater can make you feel the entire range of emotions and allows you to escape, to relate to others and better understand the world around you.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I have a knack for remembering song lyrics and most things with a pattern.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a paleontologist when I was little. I loved dinosaurs and I wanted to study them. Jurassic Park is still my favorite movie.
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