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12-Jan-2015 01:18

The name on everybody's lips…was not Alex Brightman.In fact, "I don't think I was on anyone's radar," he admits.And, although he's been on Broadway before, it's his first time headlining a show of this caliber."I'm not doing an impression [or] a Jack Black thing," he says."I was just watching people walk by — completely anonymous, just standing there — and I was bawling just watching people walk by, and I [thought], 'Hundreds, maybe thousands — I don't know — of people auditioned for this, and there's one person in the entire world who's going to do it, and it's me.'" Since it became official, though, Brightman had to get to work — not only upping his guitar game (with lessons from Replay Music Studios' Dan Kleederman), but also upping his weight. a night doing the show from all the running around and the jumping and the lifting kids and getting up and down off the floor," Brightman says. With that being said, there are lines in the script that are like, 'You don't think I know what it's like to be fat and lazy?I went down into the subway, and I just kind of rode the subway in silence — with a huge, goofy smile on my face." The tears came when he told his parents, and he said his girlfriend nearly fainted when she heard the news.

When I got the workshop, that's all I got," he explains, talking about its previous incarnations, including the School of Rock run at NYC's Gramercy Theater. ' And, I was like, 'I don't think I've ever been this tired in my entire life. We just did a run, and I am about to pass out for 48 hours straight before we get back into rehearsal.' And he goes, 'Well, before you do that, I have something that might make it harder to go to sleep…"I was completely fine with that." Fate had bigger things in store. You're going to be doing the role on Broadway.' "The first thing I did was make sure I knew where I was because I wanted to remember where I was when I got the phone call."You come up with ten guys in your head, and almost nobody came up with me until I walked in the room, and they were like, 'Oh, this works!'" Brightman is Broadway's badass school teacher, Dewey Finn, in School of Rock – The Musical, the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black.

In the midst of School of Rock's workshop process, exhausted and running on steam, "I was walking to the subway, feet throbbing and head down, headphones on, listening to a podcast," he says, "and my agent called. I don't know why that came to me — it was never a plan — but for some reason in my head I was like, 'It's important to look around right now and see where I am.' I was on 23rd and 7th, and I'll never forget that. It was one of those moments your brain just sort of records all of a sudden…

I had a small chat with my agent about how this has been an amazing experience anyway, and so the fact that they're deciding to take a chance on somebody who nobody knows, essentially…