Chicago, Miguel Marcos, David Axelrod discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod


Of Chicago institute of politics and CNN the axe files with your host, David Axelrod. Galster vantage is well known in Chicago in the theater community as the star of Hamilton the Chicago production. He's a brilliant actor and singer and performer, but I also know him in another role, and that's the role of dad to a beautiful young daughter Adelaide who has epilepsy in very very variable inform. I spoke with him about both his career in theater and his family's challenges when we sat down in Chicago last week. Miguel serve anti might my friend. It's good to see you, especially we're recording this early in the morning you probably performing late into the night. Yeah. You know, Wednesdays are the to show days. So Mike, I pack a lot of Hamilton into a Wednesday. And that you know, I mean to ask you about that because there's so much energy in that production and the idea of doing it not just every night but twice in a day seems taxing yet. You know, it's as as I am in my third year of of this rollercoaster here. It's it the the ebbs and flows of how the energy comes and goes is it's it's remarkable. You know in the first year, it was I I was holding on for dear life, just just getting through one show. You know in not to mention to shows today was I could feel how much it takes. And then you know, like anything else you do. Enough times, the your body becomes accustomed. So you know, I have found a rhythm found found a pretty good. Regimen to sort of keep myself in it. But I tell you, you know, Wednesdays after the show, I go home, I feel okay? After the rush of two shows. But then I get home. And it's like a wall falls on top of me. And I fall down realizing that, you know, the the the amount of energy that goes through every single show. I don't think I realize it. But everyone always says to me like how I can't believe you. I can't do that. I said, I don't know. I just get up and go, and that's one of the amazing things about this show is regardless of how I feel or how how what happened last night or any of these things the show starts in just goes, you should sits. It's it's energetic. Let's talk about the journey to. Yeah. Does show. You're you're you're a big ass star here in Chicago now. But before before that you were your classic kind of struggling actor. And it started in Dallas your journey started in Dallas, tell me about tell me about grownup, douse. Tell me about your family yet. I was a second middle middle. Brother of three brothers Martin, my younger brother Miguel Marcos, my older brother, my dad, Marcos, and my mom Mary. So the five ends with M and M's to everyone else around the family of this around his family, and you know, just the the kid always the kid in class that wanted to get before I get to you tell tell me about your folks, you know, my mom and dad were my dad was Mexican a Mexican American is his grandparents came from Mexico as ranchers when when he was I think well before he was born. And my and my mom's family grew up was look located in El Paso, Texas. So Texas folks in they're both in the military. My dad was a marine my mom was in the navy, and they sort of met in New Orleans and got together there, and then sort of relocated to Dallas where my dad's family ended up in all this this clan was there, and that sort of how he grew up surrounded by my dad's family in this huge, huge Hispanic culture that we got to enjoy. You're watching all of this stuff going on relative to immigration and the whole contra tempts between the president and the congress over this. And so, and how do you process that as at Hispanic American how you process it as as a Texan?.

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