14 Tony Awards Questions with Micah Stock

Micah Stock is gullible—but not that gullible.

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Stock recently told The Wall Street Journal that one of the things he had to do to win the part of starry-eyed coat attendant Gus in It’s Only a Play was tell playwright Terrence McNally a dirty joke, and he had to google one.

He won the role, marking his Broadway debut and first Tony Award nomination — the only one for his show which also stars the likes of Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing and more. Stock took a moment out of his busy schedule to fill out our Tony Awards questionnaire in which he shares his dream Tony outfit and why he just can’t smize.

What were you wearing when you found out you were nominated?
Fruit-of-the-looms.

If you could wear absolutely anything to the Tony Awards, what would you wear?
One of those hip-as-shit aviation jumpsuit onesies.

What are three things in your day-of Tony Awards survival kit?
Comb. Cologne. Phone.

If you win, who’s the first person you thank in your acceptance speech?
Mom.

If you could be in any other show this season, which show would you be in?
Hand to God.

How would you describe your personal style?
Going camping…in SoHo.

How would you describe your Tony season style?
Reverent, with a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.

If you could channel any other nominee’s style, who would it be and why?
Ruth Wilson — but in menswear.

What is one way you are like the character you play and one way you couldn’t be more different?
I am pretty gullible. But not that gullible.

Who’s your Tony date?
My little sis.

What’s your mode of transportation to the Tonys?
A car.

What has been your biggest indulgence during Tony season?
Free champagne.

Best piece of advice you’re received about being a Tony nominee?
Enjoy it all.

Something you wish you’d known about being a Tony nominee?
That half-smiles don’t really work in photos — not for me, anyway.