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Pitch theater critic Deborah Hirsch recently noticed actor Tosin Morohunfola's "focused and physical portrayal" of Pigeon, a character in the Unicorn's just-closed run of Blacktop Sky. Emphasis on "physical": Morohunfola has a Hollywood body, mischievous movie-star eyes and — damn him — talent. He appeared in an off-Broadway production of Lucky Duck in New York last spring, and his star has been shining brighter on stages around town ever since.
Relationship status: Single
What is your go-to drink? Whiskey sour
What's your guiltiest musical pleasure? DC Talk and some other contemporary Christian music. That's ironic that Christian music would be a guilty pleasure, right?
What's the last thing that made you cry? I'm not sure if I cried, but watching the closing performance of The Presidents, a show I directed at the Living Room.
What's on your nightstand? Bible, lamp, pack of gum, cup of water
What's the coolest thing in your home? I've got a drum box that I'm pretty fond of. Also, my laptop. I like to write a lot.
What's the lamest pickup line you've ever heard (or used)? "Are you OK to drive home?"
What's the best way for someone to hit on you? Dance. If you dance with me, I'm good.
Dumped or dumper? It's split pretty much down the middle.
What's your foolproof date restaurant? Anna's Oven. The macaroni and cheese is the bomb. And it's cute, and the lighting isn't too dim. And it's close to my house.
If you want to impress me, feed me ... Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Or Fast Breaks, which are like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups but in a bar form, and with nougat.
At what bar or restaurant would you like to have an open tab? Uptown Arts Bar
What's your workout? Mostly weightlifting.
What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker? I hate it when people tell me, "Oh, you're such a white black man" or that I'm "articulate." Also, when people say "totes" instead of "totally."
What do you do when you think nobody's looking? I sing a lot. Sometimes Usher, sometimes musicals.
With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare? Dave Chappelle
Have you ever been the other man? Yes.
What character flaw do you wish you could fix in yourself? See above question.
What are you most vain about? Probably my physique — upper body, specifically.
What physical feature are you a sucker for? My feeling is basically that legs tell you everything you need to know.
Who's on your crush list? The girl in this movie I just watched, Premium Rush. Ah, Dania Ramirez. Gorgeous.
Attention, women who claim to have a thing for musicians: Don't forget the men of the Kansas City Symphony! We're talking all of the talent, confidence and passion of your punk-band ex, without all that talk about maybe someday making a 7-inch. (Bonus: an enviable ease with eveningwear.) Our case in point is handsome brass man David Becker. By day, he helps the symphony hold down its bass clef. By night, he ... well, same thing, but dressed formally and in front of big Kauffman Center audiences. One word, ladies: embouchure.
Occupation: Bass trombonist, Kansas City Symphony
Relationship status: Single
What's your go-to drink? A perfect Manhattan made with rye, garnished with a lemon peel and hopefully on one big rock.
What's your guiltiest musical pleasure? Pretending to weep inconsolably as I karaoke Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is." I'm a professional musician, so that's pretty guilty, folks.
What's the last thing that made you cry? Foreigner?
What's on your nightstand? The collected poems of Zbigniew Herbert (always) and a collection of J.D. Salinger short stories (currently). The Salinger is actually making pretty depressing bedside reading, so it may have to go.
What's the coolest thing in your home? I have an antique icebox filled with the high-gravity beers I'm aging.
What's the lamest pickup line you've ever heard (or used)? It went something like this: "How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice. Hi, I'm David." Very apropos in our ecologically troubled times, no?
What's the best way for someone to hit on you? I find a woman who is confident, straightforward, knows what she wants, and can make good substantive conversation very attractive. The right sense of humor is also key.
Dumped or dumper? Sigh. Dumped.
What's your foolproof date restaurant? For a first date, I like to try a new place, maybe find a hole in the wall and have a little adventure. Maybe we'll get food poisoning together. We can tell the grandkids.
If you want to impress me, feed me ... Something you've prepared with care.
At what bar or restaurant would you like to have an open tab? Can you pay off my tab at Tannin?
What's your workout? I've been doing yoga for the past several months and really enjoying it. I'm also looking forward to getting back on my bike soon.
What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker? I prefer a dainty ankle?
What do you do when you think nobody's looking? I think that my upstairs neighbors probably thought there was a crazy person living below them.
With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare? Honestly, I hate truth or dare. I'm a pretty outgoing person, but to really get to know me can take some time, so I always go for the dare, and we all know that the dare never ends well.
Have you ever been the other man? I don't need that kind of drama in my life.
What character flaw do you wish you could fix in yourself? I'm pretty hard on myself, which does me both good and bad. It's important to have drive. Staying positive is the key.
What are you most vain about? Probably being included in a Valentine's crush piece in The Pitch.
What physical feature are you a sucker for? I love beautiful eyes and that little dimple at the corner of the mouth that some women have when they smile.
Who's on your crush list? Esperanza Spalding. She's gorgeous, unbelievably talented, and seems like a very articulate and kind person.