21 questions

‘Spring Awakening’ Choreographer Bill T. Jones Doesn’t Wear Jeans

Bill T. Jones

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Name: Bill T. Jones

Age: 54

Job: Dancer and choreographer; choreographer of Spring Awakening, which opened on Broadway Sunday to rave reviews

Neighborhood: Rockland County

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Ratso, the character Dustin Hoffman plays in Midnight Cowboy.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Seafood sausage at Chanterelle.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Thinking about dances, making dances, and figuring out how to pay for the making of dances.

Where do you get your coffee?

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Spring Awakening.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Sometimes, yes.

What’s your drink?

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Rarely. My companion is a great cook!

What’s your favorite medication?
Advil, for sore muscles.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
Nothing, but I have art and books on the floor.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Anything. My head is shaved!

When’s bedtime?
Anytime after dinner and fifteen minutes of reading or watching a DVD.

Brunch: Pro or con?

What’s your thread count?
No idea. We sleep on antique hemp sheets.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Nothing. I don’t live in New York.

What’s your brand of jeans?
I don’t wear jeans.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Today. I commute by car.

Who should be the next president?
I’m not sure yet.

Times, Post, or Daily News?

Yankees or Mets?
Neither. I hate baseball.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Are you serious?

‘Spring Awakening’ Choreographer Bill T. Jones Doesn’t Wear Jeans