PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Follies' Terri White

News   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Follies' Terri White Follies cast member Terri White, currently stopping the show nightly with her rendition of "Who's That Woman?" at the Marquis Theatre, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Terri White
Terri White

White earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in the 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow. Other Broadway credits include Barnum, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Chicago and Welcome to the Club.

She has appeared on screen in "Law & Order," "Boys on the Side" and "Nunsense."

Full given name: Terri White
Where you were born/where you were raised: Palo Alto, CA
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
What your parents did/do for a living:

Show business. Father a "hoofer" and Mother played trumpet.


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Current audition song/monologue: "Who Can I Turn To?"
Special skills: Playing classical Bassoon, juggling, horseback riding and jumping, tennis and bowling
Something you're REALLY bad at: Cooking
First Broadway show you ever saw: West Side Story
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Annie Get Your Gun with Ethel Merman
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: Mary Poppins
Some favorite showtune(s) of all time: Anything from West Side Story and "Who Can I Turn To?" from Roar of the Greasepaint...
Favorite "golden age" Broadway composers: Rodgers and Hart
Favorite contemporary Broadway composers Cy Coleman
Kander and Ebb
Some favorite musicals: Ain't Misbehavin'
Barnum
Chorus Line
Stars of the past or present you would most love to perform with: Ethel Merman, Katharine Hepburn, Rock Hudson, Gene Kelly
Your personal vocal idols, living or dead: Mabel Mercer, Sarah Vaughan, Alberta Hunter, Leontyne Price
One performance - attended - that you will never forget:

Sweeney Todd, when the set collapsed. Angela Lansbury ad-libbed until she was able to get on stage and finish her song. There was a very long ovation.

Music that makes you cry, any genre: "What I Did for Love" from Chorus Line
"Everything Must Change"
MAC or PC? MAC
Most played song on your iPod: "Mississippi Goddamn" by Nina Simone
Most-visited websites: Facebook
Last book you read: "The Help"
Must-see TV shows: "Holmes Inspection" on HGTV
A film you consider a classic: "The Blind Side"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Liza Minnelli
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Video games
Favorite cities: New Orleans, Key West and Amsterdam
Favorite sport/team/player: Football, The New York Jets!
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: South Pacific
When you first realized you could sing: Singing "Bali Hai" from South Pacific when I was 10 years old
First stage kiss: Never! Always played the matchmaker!
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager: Doing Finian's Rainbow with my father at 8 years old
Favorite pre-/post- show meal: Pasta at Angus McIndoe
Favorite liquid refreshment: Marker's Mark with Ginger Ale
Pre-show rituals or warm-ups: Stretching backstage, on stage level.
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