Day Off Diary: A STRANGE LOOP’s John-Michael Lyles

Day Off Diary

John-Michael Lyles | Photo: Rebecca J Michelson/Theatrely

Kobi Kassal
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June 6, 2022 3:20 PM

For many performers, after a long 8-show week, their one day off is time to rest and recharge. This week, we caught up with John-Michael Lyles from A Strange Loop to spend an afternoon with him. Get to know a bit more about John-Michael in his #DayOffDiary:

Hometown? Mesquite, TX.

Where might we find you on your day off? On the couch!

If you weren’t a performer, what would you be doing? Writing things for other people to perform.

If you could describe your experience with A Strange Loop in just one word, what would it be? Momentous.

Who are you jamming to on Spotify right now? Tank & The Bangas.

What are you binging on TV right now? Hacks.

Read any good books lately? Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon.

One Instagram account (besides your own, duh), that we need to be following? @keviquickchange.

Favorite coffee joint in Midtown? What’s your order? I brew my own coffee at home. I ain’t payin no 6 dollars for some iced coffee unless I’m in a crisis.

Pickles on your burgers? Duh.

Pineapple on your pizza? And pepperoni. And jalapeño.

What flavor of cream cheese on your bagel? Put the cream cheese down and gimme bacon, egg & cheddar, please!

What is one show you are dying to see on Broadway right now? Lempicka!

What is your favorite memory working on A Strange Loop so far? Opening night on Broadway, baby!

You can catch John-Michael in A Strange Loop, which is now playing on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. For tickets and more information, click here. For more photos, visit Theatrely on Instagram. All photos by Rebecca J Michelson/Theatrely. 

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!