PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Alfred Molina

News   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Alfred Molina Alfred Molina — star of the Off-Broadway play Howard Katz — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Alfred Molina plays the title character in Patrick Marber's Howard Katz.
Alfred Molina plays the title character in Patrick Marber's Howard Katz.


Full given name: Alfred Molina
Hometown: London, U.K
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Audition song: "Modes of the Court" from Beggar's Opera
Monologue you can recite from memory: "The Night I Appeared As Macbeth"
First New York show ever saw: Little Shop of Horrors at the Orpheum, 1982 — I had a crush on Ellen Greene.
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? West Side Story (original production)
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Grey Gardens
Favorite showtune: Impossible to answer but any "tough broad" song from Sondheim comes real close.
MAC or PC? Mac
Most played song on your iPod: "Taj Mahal," Otis Redding
One CD you couldn't live without: B.B. King "Live at the Regal"
Last book you read: "Manhattan '45" by Jan Morris
Last good movie you saw: "Notes on a Scandal"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Elvis Costello
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Game Show Network
First stage kiss: Anthony Minghella's play, A Little Like Drowning...I was nervous, but the actress I kissed was very sweet about it.
Pre-show rituals: I run through my lines.
Worst onstage mishap: I lost my voice in the middle of "Rich Man" in Fiddler on the Roof. I opened my mouth for the second chorus and there was nothing.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? A serial rapist in "L & O: SVU," which continued into "Trial by Jury."
Special skills: Armpit farts.
Favorite pizza topping: The classic cheese and tomato.
Worst job you ever had: A version of The Jungle Book, touring schools in the middle of a Scottish winter.
MAC or PC? Mac
Most played song on your iPod: "Taj Mahal," Otis Redding
One CD you couldn't live without: B.B. King "Live at the Regal"
Last book you read: "Manhattan '45" by Jan Morris
Last good movie you saw: "Notes on a Scandal"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Elvis Costello
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Game Show Network
First stage kiss: Anthony Minghella's play, A Little Like Drowning...I was nervous, but the actress I kissed was very sweet about it.
Pre-show rituals: I run through my lines.
Worst onstage mishap: I lost my voice in the middle of "Rich Man" in Fiddler on the Roof. I opened my mouth for the second chorus and there was nothing.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? A serial rapist in "L & O: SVU," which continued into "Trial by Jury."
Special skills: Armpit farts.
Favorite pizza topping: The classic cheese and tomato.
Worst job you ever had: A version of The Jungle Book, touring schools in the middle of a Scottish winter.