Meet the NYC Geeks! Eli Bosnick (Chip)

Eli Brosnick teaches the “Who’s Who of Doctor Who” as Chip in GEEKS! THE MUSICAL! (photo by Rocco Vitacco)

One of my favorite moments of GEEKS NYC so far was seeing in the production notes: “Eli will use his own sonic screwdriver for some bits.” I had no doubt we cast the right guy for Chip, the Doctor Who fanatic. Do we need to know anymore about Eli Bosnick. No. But we asked him some questions anyhow.

Q: Who is your favorite Superhero?

Eli: Wolverine or Punisher. Was there a crossover? Yes there was. Was it awesome? Yes it was.

Q: What is your favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy movie?

Eli: Got to go with Serenity. If you answered something else you are wrong and a bad person.

Q: What makes you a geek?

Eli: I’m a professional magician who collects comic books. What doesn’t make me a geek?

Q: What has been your favorite part of the Geeks experience up until now?

Eli: I have to say the cast and crew. Everyone is so incredibly talented and supportive. Its a dream work environment.

Q: How do you relate to your character? How are you different from your character?

I relate to Chip in pretty much every way. He’s a happy dude who fills with nerd rage at a moments notice. We love Tolkien, World of Warcraft, and Doctor Who. The only way we’re different is that Tennant is my favorite doctor but I forgive him. He’s young. He’ll learn.

Q: If you could sit down to dinner with the characters from one show on Broadway right now, who would it be and why?

Eli: Jesus Christ from Superstar because then if I were ever loosing an argument with anyone I could be like “Well in the lunch I had with JESUS he agreed with me.”

Q: What is your dream role to play on stage?

Eli: ARNOLD….CUNNINGHAM. People, this needs to happen.

Speed Round!

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star wars (prequels don’t count) got to go with my first love. Its close though.

Kirk or Picard?
Picard!

Ewoks or Jar Jar Binks?
Ewoks. Jar Jar Binks didn’t happen. LALALALALALALA!

Marvel or DC?
Got to go with Marvel. Oh really Batman? You having a tough night? Well why don’t you call SUPERMAN who you KNOW to come handle every villain in Gotham at the SAME TIME in half a second.

Zombies or Vampires?
Zombies. This generation has ruined vampires in a way that a single interview couldn’t cover.

Do you have a favorite Doctor? Come to the show dressed as him, or any other cosplay, and get a $6 discount. We open this Friday! Be square, be there!

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