Stories shared at the celebration of Michael Ambrosino's career in October 2019
From Bill Charette: My big moment as Assistant Stage Manager came on the day Julia did a show about lobsters.
I love actors. I love how they are willing to give of themselves, to be vulnerable to critics, to wrap themselves in personas not their own, and how they love what they do.
Louis Lyons used to do a 15-minute newscast every night. Louis was a salty old New Englander who said whatever was on his mind.
In 1987, we decided to create the major giving society named after our founder. I sent a solicitation letter to Alistair.
Fred Barzyk's TV drama, The Waiting Room, explores the lives of seven characters who find themselves at the end of their dramatic lives.
From Fred Barzyk: My Mom had this vision for me. She thought it would be wonderful if I could be in show business... I announced that I would become a piano player! Only problem was we didn’t have a piano.
From Fred Barzyk: Bill insisted I try to get into the scholarship program. You studied for your graduate degree at Boston University and worked three days a week at the Educational Television station. Free tuition and you got $600 to live a year in Boston!
From Fred Barzyk: Peter Hoving and I travelled to New York for a shoot. We were shocked to be free and alone in a gallery with some of the worlds most noted modern masterpieces.
From Fred Barzyk: I first heard Jean on the radio in Boston. It was 1961. I was babysitting my young son and, while idly scanning radio stations, I heard this person, this intense personal voice, talking to me.