My time with Robin Williams was short, but never forgotten.
During my second internship in NY I got the chance to work with two Broadway Producers. At the time they were getting ready to open Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo starring Mr. Williams.
Though our first meeting was not the best, since I ended up thinking he was a messenger, and was not the nicest person to him, luckily I realized my mistake and apologized, and instead of being pissed he laughed it off, and told me that he had been mistaken for much worse in his life.
Mr. Williams was one of the most thoughtfully aware actors I had ever had the pleasure of working with. He made a point to remember everyone’s names, and even took the time to get to know us. And his performance was brilliant. He’s the only man I know that can stand up in front of an audience and bring a tiger to life while only wearing pants and a shirt.
Yesterday also happened to be my birthday, so every year I will make it a point to honor him, and all the work that he has left here on this earth for us to enjoy.
RIP Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)