PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: David Hyde Pierce

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: David Hyde Pierce David Hyde Pierce — who currently stars in the new Broadway musical Curtains — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
David Hyde Pierce stars in Curtains.
David Hyde Pierce stars in Curtains. Photo by Joan Marcus


Full given name: David Hyde Pierce             
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Zodiac sign: Aries
Audition song: "Thank You So Much, Mrs. Lowsborough-Goodby" (Cole Porter)
Monologue you can recite from memory: To be, or… wait, don’t tell me …
First Broadway show ever saw: Zorba! with Herschel Bernardi
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? The Seagull with Uta Hagen and the Lunts
Favorite showtune: "Show People." From Curtains. At the Hirschfeld.
MAC or PC? Hate both.   
Most played song on your iPod: Sharon Isbin playing Roderigo and Villa-Lobos
One CD you couldn't live without: Stephen Hough's complete Rachmaninoff Concerto
Last book you read: Amy Sedaris' "I Like You."
Must-see TV show: "Frasier" reruns (sad, isn’t it).
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Barbara Cook
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Not that into pop culture, but in terms of guilty pleasures I'm a big fan of lust, also gluttony.
First stage kiss: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (college production)
Favorite pre-/post-show meal: Sushi and miso before, pizza after
Pre-show rituals: Stretching, more stretching, limbering, also stretching
Worst onstage mishap: Kicked shoe off of foot and into audience while overacting in Tartuffe at the Guthrie Theatre.
Special skills: Play the piano and the organ
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Favorite pizza topping: Cats (oh alright, mushrooms, cheese and some truffle oil)
Who would play you in the movie? No one in their right mind.
Worst job you ever had: Security guard at rock concerts. Seriously.