PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish

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David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish — who alternate in the title role of Billy Elliot—The Musical — fill out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish


Full given name: David Alvarez-Gonzalez
Trent Matthias Kowalik
Kiril Jacob Kulish
Hometown: Alvarez: Montreal, Canada
Kowalik: Wantagh, Long Island
Kulish: San Diego, CA
Zodiac sign: Alvarez: Taurus
Kowalik: Pisces
Kulish: Aquarius, birthday is February 16th
Special skills: Alvarez: Ballet, piano, mathematics……, and now acting
Kowalik: Acrobatics, Irish step dancing, British accents (Geordie), viola, can read music, track, double-jointed, card tricks, pogo-sticking, can curl tongue into ridiculous shapes, Diablo, Cube Runner and Super Mario video games.
Kulish: Surfing, rollerblading, guitar, skateboarding, tennis, ballroom dance, piano, football, baseball.
First Broadway show ever saw: Alvarez: In the Heights
Kowalik: Oklahoma!
Kulish: Young Frankenstein
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Alvarez: Les Misérables
Kowalik: Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk
Kulish: 42nd Street
Favorite show tune: Alvarez: "Electricity"
Kowalik: "For Good" and "Defying Gravity" (Wicked), "It Sucks to Be Me" (Avenue Q), "Legally Blonde" (Legally Blonde), "Seasons of Love" (Rent)
Kulish: Les Misérables
Most played song on your iPod: Alvarez: Prince Siegfried solo from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake
Kowalik: "Bye Bye" by Mariah Carey, "Photograph" by Nickelback
Kulish: Not sure about my most played song, but my most played game on my iPod touch is Cube Runner.
One CD you couldn't live without: Kowalik: Wicked (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Last book you read: Alvarez: "The Odyssey" by Homer
Kowalik: "The Dangerous Days of Daniel X" by James Patterson
Kulish: "The Outsiders"
Must-see TV show: Alvarez: None; it's been a long time since I've had time to watch TV!
Kowalik: "SpongeBob SquarePants"
Kulish: I don't watch TV.
Last good movie you saw: Alvarez: "Saving Private Ryan"
Kowalik: "The Dark Knight"
Kulish: "The Dark Knight"
Favorite board/card game: Alvarez: Axis and Allies
Kowalik: Spit (a.k.a. Slam in England)
Kulish: Monopoly
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Alvarez: Fernando Bujones and Mikhail Baryshnikov, but the former passed away and the latter doesn't dance classical anymore
Kowalik: Savion Glover
Kulish: Baryshnikov
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Alvarez: Madonna
Kulish: iPod touch
Favorite pre-/post-show meal: Alvarez: Cocoa Puffs with milk
Kowalik: Thai food
Kulish: Sushi
Worst costume ever: Alvarez: The Sleeping Beauty's Garland Boy; I had to wear a blond wig and I looked like a "Star Trek" character
Pre-show rituals: Alvarez: Pray still and in peace
Kowalik: I usually just try to focus and concentrate. Right before I go on, I keep moving to keep my muscles loose.
Kulish: Lots of warming up
Worst onstage mishap: Kulish: My microphone came off and was hanging down my back by a single wire due to a dress hanger mishap during "Expressing Yourself."
Cats or dogs? Alvarez: Dogs
Kowalik: Cats. But, I want a dog.
Kulish: Dogs
Favorite cereal: Kowalik: It's no secret that I really, really, really love Reese's Puffs.
Kulish: Reese's Puffs
Who would play you in the movie? Alvarez: Any boy who's able to pass the type of audition I had to pass to play Billy Elliot
Kulish: Me.
Stage role you'd love to play next: Alvarez: As a dancer, the role of Paolo in the Flower Festival in Genzano, and as an actor, the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet
Kowalik: I'd love to be in a totally new show and originate the role myself one day. It would be so exciting.
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