Corey Cott comes from a talented family. He made a name for himself starring in Broadway shows, while his brother, Casey, found a home on the hit show Riverdale. But now Corey is making his way to the big screen, courtesy of “Bandstand: The Broadway Musical on Screen” (showing tonight at 700 movie theaters across the country – tickets here!). Broadway Spin caught up with the triple-threat to hear about balancing fatherhood with a career on the Great White Way – and whether he would ever team up with his famous sibling.
Broadway Spin: Your son just turned one. How are you balancing working in theater and fatherhood?
Corey Cott: My unreal wife. My amazing wife! I don’t know how she does it, but she’s so selfless and makes every effort to be a mom first and foremost so I can pursue my dream. She’s the best. I don’t give her enough credit.
BS: Did you get any fatherhood tips from other Broadway dads?
CC: Oh yeah! We had a lot of dads in our company so I picked their brains a lot, and I have a lot of dads around me in my life in general. They really helped me, gave me a lot of feedback and instruction and stuff.
BS: This is an interesting blend of theatre and film. Do you want to cross over into film at some point?
CC: Oh yeah, absolutely. That’s really what I want to do. I’ve done a lot of TV and I have a lot of ideas for movies and movies that I’m involved with on the other side of things right now – I really want to do film. I’ll never give up theater, but film is really what I’m setting my sights toward right now.
BS: Would you ever cameo in Riverdale with your brother? CC: Oh yeah, 100%! BS: What role would you envision on that show?
CC: I think I’d be a long-lost brother to Kevin Keller or something – but the complete opposite, like a jerk, a degenerate, a drunk or something; “the other side of the tracks” type; The Serpents, whatever that gang is that Jughead is in, something like that. But definitely a long-lost estranged brother.
Our thoughts on the idea?
SO MUCH YES.
“Bandstand: Broadway Musical on Screen,” presented by Fathom Events, plays June 28 across the country.