In his second-grade Christmas pageant, Greg Trzaskoma was the only kid who didn’t need a microphone. That booming voice and personality would do him well after coming to the conclusion, while selling television sets at Montgomery Ward, that he wanted to be an actor.
“So I went back to Macomb,” says Trzaskoma, who had briefly attended here after high school with less than stellar results, “But something changed in me and I loved it.”
Perhaps it was because he had found his calling.
Trzaskoma took acting classes and won lead roles in Macomb theater department productions of Jesus Christ Superstar (Pontius Pilate) and Grease(Teen Angel). He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from the University of Detroit (Mercy) and Master of Arts in Theatre from Wayne State University, followed by awards and critics’ praise while performing at the Hilberry Theatre, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Planet Ant Theatre and other local venues. And, then, there was that gig with the Pistons in the early 2000s.
“After years of Shakespeare, Sophocles and Moliere,” mused Trzaskoma, at the time, “I am the ‘O’ guy.”