Hometown: Los Angeles
Relationship Status: Single
Rapid-Fire Question Round
Favorite Song: “Cry Me a River” by Michael Buble
Favorite Boy Band: Backstreet Boys
Favorite Musical: Les Miserables (Naturally, Brandon has also played the role of Marius before.)
Favorite Place: “Queenstown, New Zealand. I went there last spring with the Spizzwinks. It was amazing.”
Favorite TV shows: “I’m not much of a TV-watcher, but the West Wing, Brothers and Sisters, and ESPN.”
Favorite joke: “Anything self-deprecating, really.”
At this point, I noticed a subtle black cast on Brandon’s right hand. It turns out that our YCC President, a huge fan of the Lakers, is also a basketball player. Brandon fractured his wrist shooting hoops about a month ago. And, with that, we moved on to the harder-hitting questions…
Most Treasured Possession: “A watch I got when I graduated from high school. My grandfather also wore it to his wedding.” Sadly, Brandon was not wearing the watch to the interview.
Spirit Animal: “Horse!” (Note: He said this without a moment’s hesitation. It was the quickest, surest response of the entire interview. Take this as you will.)
Spirit Color: “Blue.”
Greatest Indulgence: Brandon had a bit of trouble answering this one for me. Fortunately, it so happened that one of his suitemates was in the Davenport Common Room at the same time. According to his suitemate, “women” are Brandon’s biggest indulgence at Yale.
Most Overused Word: “Ostensibly; it’s terrible, but I use it all the time.” How he manages to do this, I don’t know.
Greatest Fear: “Snakes!” Could this be connected, in some deep-seated, Freudian way to his spirit animal?
What a charmer. If you want to see Brandon singing in one of the greatest musical roles of all time, he will be performing as Tony in a Yale production of West Side Story in April. Trust us, you will not want to miss it.