Mr. Music Corp: Preston White

Q: What talents do you have, and what will you be doing at the contest?

A: I’m in theater and choir, which are my two main things. I’m on the speech team, that’s a lot of fun. It takes up a lot of my time. I play guitar. I am a Tenor 2 in choir. I don’t know what I’ll be doing yet.

Q: What is your favorite movie? Book?

A: That’s tough. I have a few. Pulp Fiction, The Great Dictator. Charlie Chaplain, it’s a really good one. Inside Llewyn Davis, Shawshank Redemption. For books, I like Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

Q: Who is your favorite superhero? Your real life hero?

Photo by Erienne Terpak.
Photo by Erienne Terpak.

A: There are so many. It’s going to have to be Batman. If you take away all his money and his gadgets, he’s still a ninja. He doesn’t have any superpowers. You know, if you take Superman away from the sun of Krypton, he’s just a dude. If you don’t give Peter Parker a spider bite, he’s just a guy. But Batman is just ballin’. My real-life hero would be my dad, and also my sophomore speech teacher Daniel Zimmer. He always inspired me and forced me to do more than I thought I could. He always pushed me to keep working for excellence.

Q: Do you like pizza? What is your idea of the perfect pizza?

A: Of course I do. Definitely deep-dish Chicago style, lots of cheese, some pepperoni, bacon, grilled chicken. No vegetables, keep those off there. They belong in salad, not pizza. And then just covered with Parmesan on top, just all over it.

Q: If you had to be stuck in a TV show for a week, which show would it be?

A: Either BoJack Horseman, and then Scrubs. Both of them are really well written comedies, I believe comedic TV shows are always better than comedic movies, because you have to keep your audience involved with a TV show, you have to make sure they writing stays good. Whereas a movie, can be stupid, everyone watched it once, they were like, “Ah, it’s funny,” and then it’s done. I like comedic TV shows a lot. That’s actually what I want to do, be in sitcoms and stuff. Those shows are fantastic comedies but they also get super real and dark at times. I enjoy the level of the characters. They’re not just one dimensional. There’s more to them and they’re deep human beings, and I feel like that doesn’t happen often in a lot of other TV shows.