PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Jonathan Groff

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Jonathan Groff — who co-stars in the Off-Broadway play Prayer For My Enemy — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff


Full given name: Jonathan Drew Groff
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Zodiac sign: Aries
Audition song: It truly depends on the show. My favorite was singing the "Saved By the Bell" theme song at a Mamma Mia! EPA a few years ago. They didn't find it amusing.
Special skills: Belly dancing and popping my back out
First Broadway show ever saw: Beauty and the Beast
Current show you have been recommending to friends: The last one I saw was 50 Words at the Lortel. It was great. Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Marvel were incredible.
Favorite show tune: The one that's been in my head most recently is "Dividing Day" from Piazza
Most played song on your iPod: I don't have an iPod… don't be mad.
One CD you couldn't live without: Ray LaMontagne's "Till The Sun Turns Black"
Last book you read: "On the Road" and "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"
Must-see TV show: "Alias"
Last good movie you saw: "Rachel Getting Married"
Favorite board game: Clue
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Sutton Foster
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Youtube. And Beyonce. And both at the same time.
First stage kiss: Emily Fritz in our 8th grade play called Best in the West
Favorite pre-/post-show meal: I enjoy sushi before a show, and pretzels with cheese and Diet Coke after a show
How you got your Equity card: Playing Nick Piazza in Fame at The North Shore Music Theater. I waited in line for 2 days to get seen for that show… I was so excited!
Worst flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap: Completely forgetting the lyrics in "Left Behind" in Spring Awakening. I just kept singing "All things… All things… All things…" over and over again. The worst was seeing the whole cast sitting on the lip of the stage, their shoulders shaking with laughter. "Totally Fucked" never rang so true…
Worst costume ever: My lederhosen that I wore as Rolf on The Sound of Music tour. They were great at first, but were never washed. By the end of the tour, I had stretched them out so much it looked like I pooped my pants.
Cats or dogs? Cats. I grew up with a lot of farm cats. As a matter of fact, I brought two Amish cats to the Chelsea Grill when I waited tables there, to prevent any rodents from coming into the basement. The cats are still happily living there.
Favorite cereal: Golden Grahams
Who would play you in the movie? I'd love to see Christine Estabrook do it.
Worst job you ever had: It's a tie between ride operator at Dutch Wonderland and shoveling my dad's horse stalls.
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: Being on a float in the Thanksgiving Day Parade with Lea Michele.
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