PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Christine Ebersole

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Christine Ebersole Christine Ebersole — star of the new Broadway musical Grey Gardens — fills out Playbill.com's new questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole
Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole


Full given name: Christine Marie Ebersole
Hometown: Winnetka, Illinois
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Audition song: "I Enjoy Being a Girl"
Monologue you can recite from memory: Ruth Draper's "The Italian Lesson"
First Broadway show ever saw: Angela Lansbury in Gypsy
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Laurette Taylor in The Glass Menagerie
Favorite showtune: "Hominy Grits"
MAC or PC? MAC
One CD you couldn't live without: Joni Mitchell "Blue"
Last book you read: "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" by Frank Rich
Must-see TV show: "The Daily Show with John Stewart"
Last good movie you saw: "Borat"
Favorite reality show: Watching my dogs play
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Eminem
First stage kiss: On The Twentieth Century - Kevin Kline
Favorite post-show meal: Egg & bacon finger sandwiches at Bar Centrale
Pre-show rituals: Make sure I use the restroom facilities before I make my first entrance.
Worst onstage mishap: When a dying mouse appeared with me onstage opening night of Current Events at MTC. I had to stop the show because I could feel the audience's distraction so I said, "I've never worked with a mouse before."
Special skills: Nose trumpet
Cats or dogs? Both
Favorite pizza topping: I don't discriminate
Who would play you in the movie? Cicely Tyson