This article is over 6 years old

Theatre & Film

Talking Love And Murder With John Rapson And Kevin Massey

Ernie Manouse talks with two of the stars of the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, now in-production at Theatre Under the Stars.

Listen


To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:

<iframe src="https://embed.hpm.io/150173/150165" style="height: 115px; width: 100%;"></iframe>
X

  • The cast with Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro (left) and Megan Loomis as Tour Guide (right) in a scene from “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.”  (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
    The cast with Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro (left) and Megan Loomis as Tour Guide (right) in a scene from “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
  • The cast with John Rapson as Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith (red) in a scene from “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.”  (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
    The cast with John Rapson as Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith (red) in a scene from “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
  • (L-R) Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro  and Mary VanArsdel as Miss Shingle in a scene from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder."  (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
    (L-R) Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro and Mary VanArsdel as Miss Shingle in a scene from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder." (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
  • (L-R) John Rapson as Henry D’Ysquith, Megan Loomis, Kevin Massey as  Monty Navarro in a scene from “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
    (L-R) John Rapson as Henry D’Ysquith, Megan Loomis, Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro in a scene from “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
  • (L-R)  Kristen Beth Williams as Sibella Hallward, Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro and Adrienne Eller as Phoebe D'Ysquith in a scene from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder." (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
    (L-R) Kristen Beth Williams as Sibella Hallward, Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro and Adrienne Eller as Phoebe D'Ysquith in a scene from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder." (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
  • John Rapson as Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith in a scene from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder."  (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
    John Rapson as Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith in a scene from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder." (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)

“If you could kill me, how would you do it?” might be a bizarre question to ask upon first meeting someone (or really, just in general), but for Kevin Massey it’s pretty much standard fare due to his role as Monty Navarro in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, currently running at Theatre Under the Stars.

The show, about a young aristocrat who murderously pursues an inheritance (with several older relatives in his way played by John Rapson), was the recipient of four Tony Awards in 2014 for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Costume Design. Indeed, Massey even admits that the show’s success in this area is likely what spurred its success as a touring production.

Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse talks with Kevin Massey and John Rapson about the show and their various approaches to the roles they play. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder runs at Theatre Under the Stars now through Sunday, May 15th.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

More Information