‘Company’ Star Raúl Esparza Spends His Days and Nights (Being Alive and) Worrying

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Name: Raúl Esparza

Age: 36

Job: Actor; Bobby in the Company revival that opened last night

Lives: Upper West Side

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Cynthia O'Neal, co-founder of Friends in Deed.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
Brunch at Norma's.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Worry.

Where do you get your coffee?
Zabar's, and then I make it at home.

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
The History Boys.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Yes.

What's your drink?
Macallan on the rocks.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Very.

What's your favorite medication?
Ornex.

What's hanging above your sofa?
Nothing.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
$65.

When's bedtime?
2 a.m. Who can sleep after all that worrying?

Brunch: pro or con?
Pro. I can't stand breakfast so it's a nice compromise.

What's your thread count?
What's a thread count?

What do you hate most about living in New York?
The massive crowds.

What's your brand of jeans?
Gap.

When's the last time you drove a car?
About a month ago.

Who should be the next president?
Not one single soul that has anything to do with politics right now. How about my dog, Archie? He's very thoughtful and loyal and tough.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Times.

Yankees or Mets?
Yankees, 'cause my dad loves them.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
The ability to really live here and take advantage of the thousands of things the city offers that you can't get anyplace else in the world, and getting to know the myriad people who have come here to become more than they could be back home.

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