PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Karen Olivo

News   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Karen Olivo Karen Olivo — a 2009 Tony Award nominee for her performance as Anita in West Side Story — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Karen Olivo
Karen Olivo


Full given name: Karen Esther Olivo
Hometown: Central Florida area
Zodiac sign: Leo
How you got the nomination news: I got an early morning text from Cory Richman (my manager).
Nominee you're most excited for: Tom Kitt [Next to Normal composer]
Who you are taking Tony night: My perfect husband, Matt Caplan
Previous Tony experience: Last year, I performed with In the Heights.
First Broadway show ever saw: The Phantom of the Opera
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Next to Normal
Most played song on your iPod: Ingrid Michaelson, "The Way I Am"
Last book you read: "Wizard and Glass - The Dark Tower IV" from Stephen King
Must-see TV show: "Lost," "Battlestar Galactica," "30 Rock"
Last good movie you saw: J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Matt Caplan
Favorite post-show meal: The Southern Seitan Sandwich from Blossom Cafe
How you got your Equity card: Working summer stock at The Wagon Wheel Theatre in Indiana
Worst costume ever: Mimi Marquez' effin' blue pants [in Rent]
Worst job you ever had: Telephone operator at a cable company
Leading lady role you've been dying to play Anita in West Side Story