Taye Diggs Comes Home

Posted: November 12, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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Who doesn’t love Taye Diggs? He’s successful on the screen (“Chicago,” “Private Practice”) and on the stage (original Broadway cast of “RENT”), and he’s got a voice that makes you turn to butter (speaking AND singing, he always, ALWAYS sounds sexy). And he’s married to Idina Menzel, making them the best Broadway power couple since Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sarah Brightman (still mourning their divorce).

And to top it all off, Diggs is an SU alum, a musical theater major of the class of 1993. Besides just the fact that he once graced our campus, he’s a giving, generous alum, one who comes back to campus and shares his gifts with aspiring actors–and just plain old obsessive fans, like myself.

Diggs will be at the SU bookstore in Schine Student Center on today from 2:30-3:30 p.m., signing copies of his new book, “Chocolate Me!” Along with Diggs, ’92 alum Shane Evans, illustrator of the book, will be signing as well.

Those really benefiting from Diggs’ visit are the seniors in the drama department, who are having an ‘on camera’ acting workshop with Diggs on Sunday, November 13. Diggs clearly wants to give back to the program that laid the foundation for his flourishing career today.

“After having graduated from SU Drama I feel safe saying that I was sufficiently prepared for my future in the performing arts,” said Diggs in a press release from VPA about the program’s workshops. “Outside of theater technique, I also came away with a solid sense of responsibility, ambition and drive, which continues to assist me throughout various endeavors today.”

The guy is successful, sweet and stays true to his past. Let’s only hope that he brings Idina and their cute kid with!

-Diana Pearl

  1. First words upon getting on stage for his SU Drama masterclass on Sunday, “Sorry, I’m really hungover.” Apparently he was at DJ’s the night before. Ugh, I knew I should have gone there instead of staying at Chuck’s! Oh Well. Also in addition to his talent and achievements, he is really, really ridiculous good looking.

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