I just had an interesting conversation with someone that compelled me to write this. We were talking about our mutual love for Law & Order: SVU and then this happened.
Woman - I love the guy who plays the ADA.
Me - Raúl Esparza, he's great. I loved him in Company as well.
Woman - Company?
Me - (Dreading where this might go) Yeah, the Broadway revival in 2006.
Woman - He was on Broadway?
I didn't slam her for not knowing that Raúl Esparza is one of the better every-man Broadway lead actors in the past 20 years. He hasn't been on Broadway since Leap of Faith bombed and L&O:SVU is by far the highest profile role he's had.
But I'm glad I had this conversation because it prompted me to go back and look at Esparza's incredible talents on stage. Here are 5 of them.