PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: La Cage Tony Nominee Robin de Jesús

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Robin de Jesús — Tony Award-nominated for his performance in the current revival of La Cage aux Folles — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.

Robin de Jes
Robin de Jes


Full given name: Robin de Jesús
Hometown: Norwalk, CT
Zodiac sign: Leo
Audition song: "Safe" from Hello Again and "Story of a Girl" for pop/rock auditions
Special skills: Bilingual Yogi
Nominee you're most excited for: Lynne Page, our choreographer.
Who are you taking Tony night: My mother, brother, sister and my high school choir teacher.
Previous Tony experience: Performing at the '08 Tony's was one of the most amazing experiences ever. We were LIVING!
First Broadway show ever saw: Les Miserábles
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Honestly there are several; Follies, Merrily We Roll Along and even though I saw it 5 times, Caroline or Change. Caroline changed my life.
Favorite showtune: "Buddy's Eyes," "I'm Here," "Soliloquy" or "96,000." Depending on the day.
Most played song on your iPod: "I'm Here" (from The Color Purple)
Web obsession: Facebook, I totally stalk people.
Last book you read: "Committed"
Must-see TV show: "Modern Family"
Last good movie you saw: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
Favorite board game: I don't know if this counts but I used to love playing Bingo with my grandmother and my aunts.
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Bjork
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "Real Housewives: Atlanta"
First stage kiss: Sharifa King in my community theater production of Cleopatra, A Life Unparalleled: The Musical. I played Julius Caesar and Sharifa was Cleopatra. I was soooo awkward.
Favorite pre-show meal: I love Sushi or anything from Zen Palate.
How you got your Equity card: Playing Henry in a workshop of Kander, Ebb and Stein's All About Us at The McCarter Theatre.
Worst onstage mishap: This is MORTIFYING but at In The Heights I was sitting on a stoop doing a flirting scene with Nina, and when I stood up I totally FARTED and my mic totally picked it up. Two cast members noticed but oddly enough not the audience or the Nina, Thank GOD!
Pets' names: Puchi was the name of my Chihuahua and Marty was the name of my Iguana.
Who would play you in the movie? Chris Kattan as Mango as Me.
Worst job you ever had: I've had several but I once packaged fake gold teeth individually in the back room of a dollar store.
Leading man role you've been dying to play I always wanted to play Billy Bigelow in Carousel... but I'm more of an Enoch. Oh well, someone can write me a show.
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