PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: James Carpinello

News   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: James Carpinello James Carpinello — who co-stars in the new Broadway musical Rock of Ages — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
James Carpinello
James Carpinello


Full given name: James Anthony Carpinello
Hometown: East Greenbush, New York
Audition song: "It's a Hard Knock Life"
Special skills: Roller-skating???
First Broadway show ever saw: Les Misérables
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Ummm.....Annie
Favorite show tune: "If I Loved You"
MAC or PC? P what?
Most played song on your iPod: My headphones broke, so nothing. But if I had headphones, I'd probably be listening to something country.
One CD you couldn't live without: "Imagination Movers"...my kids would freak out if we lost it, and I can't have that happen.
Last book you read: Charlie Huston's "Caught Stealing"...for the 3rd time!
Must-see TV show: "Flight of the Conchords"
Last good movie you saw: "Slumdog Millionaire"
Favorite card game: Poker
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Prince
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Perez Hilton. I can't not do it. My fingers type against my will.
First stage kiss: Does backstage count?
Favorite post-show meal: I love Bar Centrale. The martinis are so good you forget you're hungry.
How you got your Equity card: eBay
Worst onstage mishap: I did Romeo and Juliet at the Alliance in Atlanta and in the morning-after scene, I'm supposed to get out of bed, naked, and get dressed. My dresser thought it would be funny to tangle up my suspenders. The light cue changed. I couldn't get my pants on. Mucho nudity. And my grandmother was in the audience and said, "Oh James" or something like that!
Worst costume ever: There are no bad costumes. Only actors who don't look quite as good as the designer hoped they would in their costumes.
Cats or dogs? Dogs. Deathly allergic to cats. Hate cats.
Favorite cereal: Apple Jacks...but I just can't do it anymore. So I eat Smart Start and hate it.
Worst job you ever had: Until we got a riding mower, I absolutely hated mowing the lawn. Then it was awesome.
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: Tori Spelling's series "So NoTORIous." The writers were genius, and we had a blast.
Leading man role you've been dying to play Daddy Warbucks!