PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Jefferson Mays

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Jefferson Mays Jefferson Mays — who stars in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Pygmalion — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays


Full given name: Lewis Jefferson Mays
Hometown: Clinton, Connecticut
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Audition song: "Lizzie Borden" or "It Happened on the Beach at Bali Bali"
Monologue you can recite from memory: Most of I Am My Own Wife... if you have an hour or two.
Special skills: Dinosaur impersonations and Marlinspike seamanship.
First Broadway show ever saw: Brigadoon
One CD you couldn't live without: Dame Myra Hess
Last book you read: "The Edwardians" by Vita Sackville-West
Must-see TV show: "The League of Gentlemen"
Last good movie you saw: "The Fallen Idol"
Favorite reality show: Those forensic investigative ones with lots of luminol.
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Susan Lyons (my wife)
Pop culture guilty pleasure: German MTV
First stage kiss: I never kiss and tell
Favorite post-show meal: A pint of Guinness in the wings.
Pre-show rituals: NYT daily crossword
Worst onstage mishap: I once vomited onstage in a preview of Keith Reddin's Life During Wartime and the director asked me to keep it in.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? They've never asked me, though I did once audition for a Latino Cher impersonator named "Jesus" for "SVU" — somehow it didn't work out.
Cats or dogs? Dogs: my wife and I ogle schnauzers that pass us in the street.
Favorite pizza topping: The works (hold the pineapple)
Who would play you in the movie? Conrad Veidt or Daniel Radcliffe
Worst job you ever had: Telemarketer: I lasted a day and became an actor because I couldn't handle rejection.
What stage role have you been dying to play? The next one.