How Aladdin Star Michael James Scott Keeps It Light and Positive These Days

first_img from $57.50 Scott appearedon #LiveAtFive from his home in California, where he lives with his husband, filmmaker Jeremy Merrifield. During this down time, they’ve been watching a lot of TV shows, such as Succession, PEN15 and catching up on RuPaul’s Drag Race. And Scott has been using the HouseParty app to stay in touch with his friends. “You can have up to eight or 10 people,” he explained. “You all can kiki in a room together. You can play games.” For Scott, it’s been helpful for him to not talk about the news with his friends. “The first week, everyone was like, ‘What is happening?’ And there’s your feeds, the TV—everyone is consumed by the pandemic that is going on. And now I’m like, how are we moving past that? Still getting our news, being informed, all those things, but what else can we talk about?”Scott, whose other Broadway credits includes Something Rotten! and The Book of Mormon, is also keeping busy. On March 27 at 4:30PM ET, he’ll be interviewing Frozen’s leading lady Ciara Renée on the Disney on Broadway Instagram channel. “It’s basically Disney on Broadway stars kiki-ing live,” he said. Scott added that he’s staying positive by practicing mindfulness. “I have off days and low times and all those things,” he admitted. “[What] resonates with me [is] to just keep a light within my soul. And that really helps me. I also depend on other people for that. I wanna laugh, so I go and look at fun videos and talk to people who also have that light. It’s always been something from my soul, what has been kind of food for my soul, is to think about positivity and light.”Watch the rest of Scott’s #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview here.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 32:37Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -32:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Michael James Scott in “Aladdin” (Photo: Deen Van Meer) Michael James Scott Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Aladdin Just because Michael James Scott is stuck inside does not mean he doesn’t dress up for virtual company. For his #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview, the actor and former vlogger, who plays Genie in Aladdin on Broadway, put on a polka-dotted shirt and a bright blue blazer. “We all need to put on a blazer or a sequined jacket or boa or something and keep it up,” he told’s Paul Wontorek. “I was like, ‘I need to put on something! I can’t just wear a T-shirt.’” Michael James Scott (Photo by Emilio Madrid for; Graphics by Ryan Casey for Star Fileslast_img read more

Birders Prove Their Mettle During Damp River Float

first_imgMost events are free. The festival is also keeping a list of the bird sightings at the Kenai Visitor’s and Cultural Center. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Birding Festival has been attracting enthusiasts far and wide, but Lisa Berenek with the Watershed Forum said they experienced a soggy start to the event during today’s Kenai river float…. The Festival continues tonight with an orientation at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center starting a 7pm…center_img Berenek: “It was a wet one, but one thing I’ve learned about birders is they are hard core. A lot of folks from the Peninsula, from the Anchorage area, but also a lot of folks that came from across the country this year, from Massachusetts and Chicago and whatnot that came to spend their day out in a drift boat floating down the Kenai River searching out birds, stopping at gravel bars, and enjoying the day with our local volunteer boat guides and our local volunteer bird experts.”last_img read more