Bobby Johnson Beck is our Laner of the Week!

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Bobby has been on the Lane for about six years now. He's part of our core NYC team and often manages events for ML. Aside from being a Laner, Bobby is an actor, director, choreographer, personal trainer and online business owner! He's an avid fan of HGTV (c'mon Fixer Upper!!) and a roller coaster enthusiast!! (Six Flags trip anyone??) Currently Bobby is focused on running his online company Graphic & Apparel design has always been of interest to Bobby so he's turned it into a hobby/retail store. Fun Fact #1: Beck is my mom's maiden name. When I joined equity I was initially denied because someone was already registered under my name. It's weird being told you can't be who you're known as. I've grown to like it though because it's a way to honor my mom's family. Fun Fact #2: Most people think I'm an extrovert but truly I'm an ambivert. Check it out here!

What was your favorite ML gig?

That's a tough one! I mean where else can you work where one day you're sailing the Hudson in NYC's oldest fireboat, then at night checking in volunteers at a SwingLeft rally & getting to see Sara Bareilles perform, then go downtown to have your makeup done for a Pop Tarts Halloween event and jump over to Brooklyn to escort Tracy Morgan from his Rolls Royce and pass out cookies for his birthday!!

What do you love about the Lane?

The fact that every job is different and of course, the people!!

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Two Suitcases and a Dream: the life and story of BJB

What is your go-to coffee order?

Dirty Chai Latte

What is the last book you read or movie your watched?

Bohemian Rhapsody

What song best describes you & why?

Masterpiece by Jessie J "I still fall on my face sometimes & I can't color inside the lines. I'm perfectly incomplete, I'm still working on my masterpiece." These lyrics are why!

What’s the most useless talent you have?

I'm really great at procrastinating!

Describe the best museum/gig/play/game you’ve ever been to.

That's tricky buuuuuut I'd have to say Cynthia Erivo and Heather Headley in The Color Purple. It was literally like going to church! The chemistry and talent was simply magical!

What’s your morning ritual like?

It varies depending on the day! Sometimes I'm up & at 'em early and then other days I use to re-charge. Currently my sister is going through some very tough times physically & mentally so I always send her an uplifting Bitmoji as soon as I wake up.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

I'd have to say I'm most proud of truly learning and more importantly believing that Broadway doesn't mean you've made it. Perfection doesn't exist. You can always reinvent yourself and the pursuit IS happiness.

Chocolate or fruity candy?


Last great vacation you took?

ha! what's that?

Favorite rainy day activity?

going to the movies

If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete?


When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?

Cry. listen to music. breathe. and eat cheesecake.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Being tough isn't strong. Being vulnerable and authentic is strength.

As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?

Many things! An architect. A roller coaster engineer. And I still want to design the Macy's Christmas windows!!