Cue & A: Matilda's Alison Luff on Her Upcoming Projects, Stage Fright and Taylor Swift

News   Cue & A: Matilda's Alison Luff on Her Upcoming Projects, Stage Fright and Taylor Swift Alison Luff, currently starring as Miss Honey in Broadway's Matilda The Musical, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.
Alison Luff
Alison Luff

She spent the last year starring as Elphaba in the first national tour of Wicked. Original Broadway credits include Scandalous and Ghost the Musical. Luff was also part of the Broadway and national tour companies of Mamma Mia!

Name:
Alison Nicole Luff

Where you were born/where you were raised:
Born and raised in Houston, TX. Well technically Spring, TX. It's right outside of Houston proper.

Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius, although I am on the cusp, of Capricorn.

Siblings:
Three brothers. They are the best. Cameron, Kenton and John.

Special skills:
I like playing guitar and ukulele, and I love to cook!

Something you're REALLY bad at:
Sports. I'm really bad at sports. Also walking... I trip an unreasonable amount.

First Broadway show you ever saw:
The Odd Couple

Some favorite musicals:
Rent, Last Five Years, Parade, Into the Woods

Broadway or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with:
Lucille Ball and Robin Williams

Your personal vocal idols, living or dead:
I don't really like the word idol, but I am a huge fan of the Mueller sisters. I am constantly inspired by any performer that leaves it all out there and shares everything they have with their audience.

MAC or PC?
MAC, although I hate electronics.

Most played song on your iPod:
At the moment probably "The House is a Hotel" by Wind and The Wave or any of their songs really. I have also been playing "Medicine" by Jamestown Revival on repeat.

Last book you read:
Sadly I am not a big reader but I am currently re-reading "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Must-see TV show(s):
"Game of Thrones" all day.

Some films you consider classics:
"Breakfast at Tiffany’s," "Forrest Gump" and "E.T."

Performer you would drop everything to go see:
Josh Franklin

Pop culture guilty pleasure:
T-Swift, although I do not feel guilty about it. Ha!

Favorite Halloween costume you ever wore:
One year I was partly cloudy with a chance of rain...

Three favorite cities:
NY, Aspen (if we call that a city) and Boston

First CD/Tape/LP you owned:
Spice Girls

Favorite pre-/post- show meal:
Tuna tar guac from Bea

Favorite liquid refreshment:
Water or Lavender Monk from Bea

Pre-show rituals or warm-ups:
Trying my best to annoy Matt Harrington

What drew you to this project?
The song "Quiet"

What has been the most fun or fulfilling aspect of this show/character?
I love working with the children. That is hands down, my favorite part about my job.

Any upcoming or side projects you can talk about?
Some exciting music opportunities coming up. I am doing a lot of song writing on the side with my good friend/roommate/writing partner Josh Franklin!

Leading man role you wish you could play:
Sweeney, Sweeney Todd

Something about you that surprises people:
I get really bad stage fright sometimes.

Something you are incredibly proud of:
My best friend

Something you're embarrassed to admit:
I have the loudest, growl-liest stomach in the world.

Three things you can't live without:
Family, chocolate, and good friends

Words of advice for aspiring performers:
Listen. Watch. Learn. Stop performing and start sharing.

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