PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Marissa Jaret Winokur

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Marissa Jaret Winokur Marissa Jaret Winokur — the Tony winner who has returned to the cast of Hairspray — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur


Full given name: Marissa Jaret Winokur
Hometown: Bedford, New York born and raised; Toluca Lake now with husband Judah Miller and baby boy Zev!!:)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius, but people that know about the zodiac say I don't act like one....
Audition song: "Unworthy of Your Love" from Assassins and "Where the Boys Are"
Special skills: Looking casual while wearing a Tony around my neck
First Broadway show ever saw: Evita
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Anything Ethel Merman was in.
Current show you have been recommending to friends: "In the Heights" I mean Hairspray at the Neil Simon!!!
Favorite show tune: My dad once played "There's No Business Like Show Business" on a loop in the car as he drove me to the airport; at that moment that song became very special to me. He loves Broadway more than all you queens!!!!!!
Most played song on your iPod: "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen
One CD you couldn't live without: I love Dusty Springfield.
Last book you read: Hahahah. US Weekly? Is that a book?
Must-see TV show: "Dancing With the Stars"...just kidding. "Mad Men" Zev likes Diego.
Last good movie you saw: "Milk"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Patti LuPone (and have)
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "America's Next Top Model"
First stage kiss: Josh Barry when I was 12 in my middle school production of "Meet My Camp." Huge hit!
Favorite post-show meal: Cosi Signature Salad with chicken. Extra bread. Yum.
How you got your Equity card: First national tour of Tommy Tune/Jeff Calhoun's Grease. I couldn't wait to get my show jacket.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? Hahaha. No, I live in L.A.
Worst costume ever: When I was a dancing fiber girl with a hard hat singing "Fiber, gotta keep it moving" You can only imagine the costume!
Favorite cereal: Special K with strawberries
Who would play you in the movie? Michelle Pfeiffer.....it's Hollywood.
Worst job you ever had: Did I mention the dancing fiber girl?
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: "Beautiful Girl"
Leading lady role you've been dying to play: Playing it, at the Neil Simon Theatre until January 4th. Buy your tickets!
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