A day in the life of a Broadway actor is never boring. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures Between rehearsals — up to 8 live shows per week — and after-show events, their schedules are packed, to say the least. I wanted to know: What does a busy Broadway actor eat? How do they stay fueled along the way? To find out, I asked Dear Evan Hansen's Laura Dreyfuss and School of Rock's Justin Collette to keep a food diary for a day. Matthew Murphy, Laura Dreyfuss I asked for pictures and descriptions of literally every single thing they ate during a single day. Here are their answers.**Justin mentioned that he wrote his diary while traveling out of town to record a cartoon, and that "in full honesty, on show days, what I eat is much, much worse." Laura starts her day with chopped fruit and coffee. Laura Dreyfuss Laura Dreyfuss: The only way I can start my day off right is with a strong cup of coffee. (I'm also addicted to soy creamer.) Coffee makes me happy to be alive. If I'm good, I'll start my morning off with some fruit. After spending a month in Colombia, I became obsessed with papaya, so I'm really happy my local market sells it chopped and ready to go. Justin grabs an order of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit at a local breakfast spot. Justin Collette Justin Collette: I got off the airplane and was very hungry, so I ran to a local breakfast place and demanded they give me everything they got, breakfast-wise. I literally ordered: “Whatever breakfast means to you. If you have ever HEARD of someone eating it for breakfast, I want it.” Here is the result. Laura picks up a chocolate peanut butter cookie and pops a few collagen soft chews. Laura Dreyfuss LD: This cookie place Chip NYC opened in my neighborhood and it's either the best or worst thing that has ever happened to me because I can't stop eating these chocolate peanut butter cookies. Also, I don't know if it's a placebo effect, but I swear these collagen chews make my skin and hair more beautiful. I can't leave the house without them. Justin keeps his energy up with cheese, crackers, and soda water. Justin Collette JC: While I work I need snacks and boy does this place HOOK ME UP. During the day, I cause a medium Parisian drought with my carbonated water consumption — and I eat plates and plates of cheese. In the afternoon, Laura re-ups with empanadas, courtesy of her producer. Laura Dreyfuss LD: On Saturdays, our producer Stacey sends us food before the matinee. Today it was empanadas from Empanada Mama. I was very, very happy eating this cheese empanada! While Justin reluctantly picks up a sandwich with breaded chicken, cheese, honey mustard, and pickles (and actually enjoys it!). Justin Collette JC: After spending a couple of hours fighting goons, I reached the boss. Sub…nister. Ninister. Lord Subington. I bought a sub next door to where we work. It was my first time in there and the three young people working were having a lot of fun, which I found refreshing in a sub shop. Though I didn’t see anything on the menu I wanted to eat, their charisma intimidated me into buying a sub that featured lettuce, peppers, cheese, pickles, breaded chicken heated up in an old microwave, and honey mustard. I took it next door and ate it on my lap like a champ. Made it to dinnertime! Laura joins her former coworkers for pizza at a midtown restaurant. Laura Dreyfuss LD: Between shows I got to catch up with some friends from my previous Broadway show, Once. We went to our favorite midtown spot, Nizza, where we couldn't decide between gluten-free and regular bread, so we got both!Brandon and Joe were great sports while I snapped pictures of food the entire meal. We were all really excited to share this gluten-free pizza. (Gluten-free means it's healthy, right?) ...As well as salmon arugula salad and tea with lemon. Laura Dreyfuss LD: I love their arugula salad and since I'm a pescatarian I like to add salmon. Tea with lemon always makes my voice feel awesome. Justin has a beer and a late dinner of chicken roti. Justin Collette JC: You’ve heard the expression “it’s five o’clock somewhere.” Well, as luck would have it, I was somewhere when it happened and people were loving it. I ran into an old friend on the street and stopped into a local tavern to have a beer before he went home to his family, and I went home to my television. After work I should have had dinner — there were tons of delicious healthy options available to me. But instead I decided to wait until it was way too late at night, downloaded a new food delivery app to get a promo code, and got myself some roti. This is a chicken madras roti, and it is the best thing humans have ever done and that includes inventing dinosaurs. If you look closely, you can see some fossilized remains of a samosa that I also had. After her show that night, Laura snacks on one of her favorite nostalgic treats, Fruit by the Foot. Laura Dreyfuss LD: I couldn't help myself and had to snack on this Fruit by Foot when I got back to my dressing room. #brainfood And has a little more pizza at an after-show event. 🍕 Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Laura Dreyfuss LD: Joe and Brandon invited me to Bandstand's SNOB (Saturday Night on Broadway) party and I obviously needed some champagne and more pizza!