PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Love Never Dies Star Sierra Boggess

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Original Little Mermaid star Sierra Boggess, currently creating the role of Christine Daaé in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Sierra Boggess
Sierra Boggess

Boggess made her Broadway debut as Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid, earning Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations. Other theatrical credits include Les Misérables, Maria in West Side Story, Binky in the world premiere of Princesses, Christine in Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular and Music in the Air at City Center Encores!

She has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, at Town Hall for Broadway by the Year: the Musicals of 1954 and at Lincoln Center as a part of the American Songbook series.

Full given name: Sierra Marjory Boggess
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Zodiac Sign: Right on the cusp of Taurus and Gemini
Audition song/monologue: "If I Loved You" from Carousel
Special Skills: Bikram yoga, ice skating, flute and burping on cue.
First Broadway or West End show ever saw: Broadway: Chicago
West End: Contact
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl
Current show you have been recommending to friends: The Habit of Art at the National Theatre in London
Favorite show tune: "The Color Purple"! It's like a showtune and church all wrapped up in one!
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: Glenn Close and Essie Davis in Streetcar at the National Theatre. The emotional commitment was unbelievable.
MAC or PC? PC used to be my everything, but then I saw the light. MAC!
Most played song on your iPod: "Woman in the Moon" from "A Star is Born"
Web obsession: Facebook. Can't help it! I love looking at photos.
Last book you read: I'm halfway through about six books at the moment! I can't seem to complete just one... I'd better get on that.
Must-see TV show: "Friday Night Lights." I love Coach Taylor's wife!
Last good movie you saw: "Inception." Run, don't walk to it!
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Barbra Streisand. DUH!

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Pop culture guilty pleasure: Trashy reality TV shows. I am fascinated that people actually go on those things! It's like a bad car wreck… I can't look away, but I want to!
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: Cassette tape of "Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits"
First stage kiss: Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof in high school. My boyfriend at the time was playing opposite me, so I don't think it was purely a STAGE kiss!
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager: I loved playing Sonia in Godspell when I was 16. I LOVED singing "Turn Back, O Man"!
Favorite pre-show/post-show meal: I can never decide between sweet and salty, so I usually just hold my entire kitchen hostage until it gives me everything it has.
Pre-show rituals: There is always Barbra Streisand playing in my room before a show. Or I will switch her with some sort of cheesy pop music and belt out along with them!
Worst costume ever: When I worked at an aquarium in Denver, I had to dress up as a shark and sing songs. Wearing a giant hammerhead shark on my head was not only the worst costume ever, but totally humiliating.
Favorite junk food: Double Stuffed Oreos. If you eat the tops off of two of them, you can put them together and have a quadruple stuffed Oreo!
Who would play you in the movie? Katharine Hepburn
Worst job you ever had: Again… working at the aquarium in Denver when I was 18! See previous shark story grin
"I have a secret crush on..." Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: SVU"
Person you'd most like to meet: Ellen DeGeneres. I absolutely adore her.
Leading lady role you've been dying to play: Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady or Julie Jordan in Carousel
Three things you can't live without: My dream dictionary, Bikram yoga and my sisters.
Artist you would most love to work with: Jim Carrey!
"I'll never understand why…" …people are cruel to animals.
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