Brandon ONeill is a theater actor and... theres not a lot of theater to make at the moment.
Brandon O'Neill is a theater actor and... there's not a lot of theater to make at the moment. Courtesy of Brandon O'Neill

It's Monday, April 13, the start of a new workweek... not that that matters to anyone who is out of work.

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One such person is the hilarious theater actor Brandon O'Neill, who's spending his quarantine in West Seattle.

"I realize you may be thinking that this is a little early to be drinking," he says in his message, "but let me remind of you of a few things. A, all of us theater artists are out of work, so I actually don't know what time it is. I don't know what day it is."

He adds, "And twoly..."

Brandon was Dracula in ACT's Dracula, Tom Collins in the 5th Ave's Rent, and unbelievably funny in Seattle Rep's madcap Pride and Prejudice.

He originated a role on Broadway in Aladdin, produced at the 5th Ave before it went to Broadway. A West End production of Aladdin with Brandon in it was recently filmed for a future broadcast release, so expect that to be on Disney+ at some point.

You can follow Brandon on Instagram or Twitter or Etsy.

Brandon has originated a role on Broadway, appeared on two original cast albums, and been in nine world premieres.
Brandon has originated a role on Broadway, appeared on two original cast albums, and been in nine world premieres.

You know what, Brandon? You've been working hard. For years. Now you get to have some you time. If that involves cocktail umbrellas, great.

We're so glad to see you enjoying the beautiful weather. Thanks for the blast of your hilarious spirit this Monday morning.

Good luck, everyone, facing whatever this week brings.


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Previously in this series:


Rebecca Browns message to the city on April 11.
Rebecca Brown's message to the city on April 11.

Lucien Postlewaites message to the city on April 10.
Lucien Postlewaite's message to the city on April 10.

Betty Wetters message to the city on April 9.
Betty Wetter's message to the city on April 9.

Amanda Morgans message to the city on April 8.
Amanda Morgan's message to the city on April 8.

Nancy Guppys message to the city on April 7.
Nancy Guppy's message to the city on April 7.

Jonathan Bisss message to the city on April 6.
Jonathan Biss's message to the city on April 6.

Chris Jeffriess message to the city on April 5.
Chris Jeffries's message to the city on April 5.

Lesley Hazletons message to the city on April 4.
Lesley Hazleton's message to the city on April 4.

John Rodericks message to the city on April 3.
John Roderick's message to the city on April 3.

Bill Cartys message to the city on April 2.
Bill Carty's message to the city on April 2.

Price Suddarths message to the city on April 1.
Price Suddarth's message to the city on April 1.

Kary Waysons message to the city on March 31.
Kary Wayson's message to the city on March 31.

Ellen Forneys message to the city on March 30.
Ellen Forney's message to the city on March 30.

Major Scaless message to the city on March 29.
Major Scales's message to the city on March 29.

E. J. Kohs message to the city on March 28.
E. J. Koh's message to the city on March 28.

Ken Jenningss message to the city on March 27.
Ken Jennings's message to the city on March 27.

Demarre McGills message to the city on March 26.
Demarre McGill's message to the city on March 26.

Lynn Sheltons Message to the City on March 25th.
Lynn Shelton's Message to the City on March 25th.

Timothy White Eagles message to the city on March 24.
Timothy White Eagle's message to the city on March 24.

Cookie Coutures message to the city on March 23.
Cookie Couture's message to the city on March 23.

Sarah Rudinoffs message to the city on March 22.
Sarah Rudinoff's message to the city on March 22.

John Osebolds message to the city on March 21.
John Osebold's message to the city on March 21.


Ben Gibbards message to the city on March 21.
Ben Gibbard's message to the city on March 20.

Nathan Chans message to the city on March 19.
Nathan Chan's message to the city on March 19.

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