PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Cheyenne Jackson

News   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Cheyenne Jackson Xanadu's Cheyenne Jackson — who was recently seen in the City Center Encores! Summer Stars production of Damn Yankees — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Cheyenne Jackson
Cheyenne Jackson


Full given name: Cheyenne David Jackson
Hometown: Oldtown, ID/Newport, WA. (the Pend O'Reille River was the border between the two states and we lived right on the river)
Zodiac sign: Cancer; (100%)
Audition song: "The Proposal" from Titanic
First Broadway show ever saw: The Full Monty
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? West Side Story
Current show you have been recommending to friends: In the Heights
Favorite show tune: Impossible to choose one.......but some favorites are "Johanna," "If I Loved You," and "Warm All Over" from The Most Happy Fella
MAC or PC? Currently PC but MAC-curious.
Most played song on your iPod: I just checked and they are "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse, and "Piragua" from In the Heights. Not sure what that means.
Last book you read: "A Wolf at the Table" by Augusten Burroughs
Must-see TV show: "Project Runway"
Last good movie you saw: "The Kite Runner"
Favorite board game: Scrabble, baby
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Barbara Cook
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "The Biggest Loser." (I dare you to watch and not be inspired.)
First stage kiss: Rachel Robinson in Bye Bye Birdie at Newport High School. I was Albert and she was Rose. I was 15 and she was a mature woman of 17.
Favorite pre-/post-show meal: Pre show? Something light with lots of protein. Post? Get outta my way.......anything and everything in sight!!!!!
How you got your Equity card: I was in the ensemble of Bells Are Ringing at the Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA.
Worst missed cue/onstage mishap: Umm...so many to choose from. My pants have split many a time on stage for obvious reasons, and I missed a cue once in a production of Kiss Me, Kate; I was supposed to open Act 2 with "Too Darn Hot." Intermission was over, but I didn't hear the announcement over the intercom for places, but knew we must be getting close, so I wandered backstage just in time to hear my understudy crooning....."but pillow you'll be my baby tonight cuz it's too darn hot." I was mortified. Was it sabotage? Or was I just yapping and lost track of time? Sadly, I think the latter.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? Never. Only auditioned once. For the part of a youth pastor accused of something horrible. In the audition room were myself, Will Chase and Jarrod Emick. None of us got it.
Worst costume ever: This one's easy. I did a production of HMS Pinafore at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre in Idaho, where the show was set in a toy shop. Sounds clever, right? I mean, imagine the possibilities. Unfortunately, it was decided that all the girls in the ensemble were going to be ducks, (WTF??) and all the men would be Raggedy Andy dolls. (Yup.) It was insane. We all wore white makeup with long curly red wigs. Some of the smaller, cuter ensemble boys could pull it off, but me…???? I looked like a giant, deranged, Howard Stern Clown-Monster.
Favorite cereal: Wheat Chex or Golden Grahams
Who would play you in the movie? Joaquin Phoenix
Worst job you ever had: Worked at a health club in Spokane, WA. One of my duties was wiping down the tanning beds.
Leading man role you've been dying to play: Something brand new. Someone write something for me!!! smile