PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Josh Grisetti

News   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Josh Grisetti Josh Grisetti — who stars in the Off-Broadway musical Enter Laughing — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Josh Grisetti
Josh Grisetti


Full given name: Joshua Steven Grisetti
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Audition song/monologue: I literally have about three songs in my "book," and I'm too embarrassed to tell you what they are. Except "Who Can I Turn To?" from Roar of the Greasepaint; I tell you that because I want someone to revive it (wink wink).
Special skills: I juggle.
First Broadway show ever saw: Les Miserables. School field trip. Weekday matinee. Back row of the balcony. It was pretty miserable.
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? The musical 1776 starring Brent Spiner. (Could I have come up with something more profound for the sake of this interview? Yes. But I'm a huge fan of "The Next Generation," and I would follow Brent Spiner to the ends of the earth.)
Current show you have been recommending to friends: None of my friends can afford to see theatre. They're all actors.
Favorite show tune: "Easy Street" from the Motion Picture "Annie." (The song's no good without Carol Burnett and a kazoo.)
MAC or PC? My parents are the only people I know who still use PCs, and that's only because they're old and don't know any better.
Most played song on your iPod: I had to look this up in iTunes. Apparently my most-played song is "Halloween" by Matt Pond, but I swear I've never heard that song before and I have no idea who Matt Pond is. This is very bizarre. I should probably go back to using a PC.
Last book you read: Ron Paul's "The Revolution: A Manifesto" (I don't agree with all of it, but he makes some good points.)
Must-see TV show: "Family Guy"
Last good movie you saw: "Muppet's Christmas Carol." Gets better every time.
Favorite card game: Texas Hold'em.
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Anyone from the cast of "Star Trek"… or Missi Pyle.
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Three words: "Robot Chicken."
First stage kiss: Nicky Savage. The Franklin County High School production of Anything Goes. One of the best days of my life.
How you got your Equity card: Goodspeed Opera House 2004 production of Where's Charley? — I understudied Charley and was making more money per week than I had ever made in my life. LORT B!
Worst missed cue/onstage mishap: In a high school production of Flowers for Algernon, I came out a scene too early and didn't know what to do, so I "froze" in some dark corner of the stage, with my mouth hanging open. It was a long scene. I ended up drooling all over myself. I don't know why I didn't think to turn around and walk backstage… it was a choice.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? Christopher Sieber and I are the only two actors in New York who have never been on "Law & Order."
Worst costume ever: My theatrical debut, a kindergarten production of Peter Rabbit, in which I played "the Mother Mouse"… wearing my older sister's skirt and a paper mouse head.
Cats or dogs? King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, to be exact.
Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Who would play you in the movie? Ray Bolger. (With a stunt double for the dance bits.)
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: "Knights of Prosperity" on ABC. The only place you'd find it now is on a "brilliant but cancelled" website, but it was a blast to work on. And it paid off college.
Leading man role you've been dying to play Hal in Henry IV (Parts 1 and 2), and Henry V. Whatever happened to rep companies?