PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Other Desert Cities' Thomas Sadoski

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Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski, currently appearing in John Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities at Lincoln Center Theater, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Thomas Sadoski
Thomas Sadoski

Sadoski has appeared on Broadway in Reckless and reasons to be pretty, earning a 2009 Tony Award nomination for the latter. Other theatrical credits include Becky Shaw, This Is Our Youth, Gemini, All This Intimacy, Stay, Where We’re Born, The Joke, The Mistakes Madeline Made, Jump/Cut, The General From America and Thunderbird.

Full given name: Thomas Christian Sadoski
Hometown: College Station, TX
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
What your parents do for a living: Dad is a world class scientist in the field of reading psychology, and Mom is a world class mom.
Special skills: The ability to turn any Baltimore Ravens game into either the reason I continue to live or the end of life as I know it.
Skill/talent you wish you had or were better at: Wish I could play either guitar or piano really well. Not both. That's just greedy.
First Broadway show you ever saw: Hughie starring Al Pacino
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be? Streetcar Named Desire with Brando. Or Daniel Day-Lewis' Hamlet.
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Fat Pig, when it starts.
Favorite showtune of all time: "Hair" from... you know what? Guess. You'll never get it.
Favorite contemporary plays: Anything by Lucy Thurber (the contemporary American Lorca), Neil LaBute, Jon Robin Baitz, Sarah Ruhl or Rajiv Joseph. But really there are so many breathtakingly talented young playwrights out there that it is really hard to go wrong.
Stage or screen stars of the past you would most love to have performed with: Paul Newman, Charlie Chaplin, Katharine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh.
Most played song on your iPod: Three-way tie (seriously... weird):

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"East Bay Night" by Rancid
Bruce Spingsteen's cover of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home"
"Changes" by Tupac Shakur

Most-visited website: MLB.com
Last book you read: "Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America's First Spy" by M. William Phelps
Some films you consider classics: "Big Trouble in Little China"
"Fight Club"
"In the Name of the Father"
Lon Chaney's "Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Charlie Chaplin's "One AM"
Must-see TV show: "Mythbusters"
"Antiques Roadshow"
"Detroit 1-8-7"
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Susan Blackwell
Three favorite cities: Baltimore, MD; Singapore; Orleans, MA
Favorite sport/team/player: Baseball and football, Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, Mr. Ray Lewis
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: "Lick It Up" by Kiss
How you got your Equity card: Mark Brokaw, Chris Burney and Carole Rothman went crazy and decided to hire me to understudy Second Stage's This Is Our Youth. A mass psychosis I will forever be grateful for.
Favorite pre-/post- show meal: On two-show days, half a roast chicken with sides from Fine & Shapiro.
Most embarrassing or spectacular flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap: The next one.
Pre-show rituals or warm-ups: Oh it's epic!
Worst job you ever had: Tarring roofs in Texas in the summer.
Who would play you in the movie? Terry Kinney. Have fun, punk.
Favorite screen/commercial gig: Acting opposite Andrew Wei Lin in "The New Twenty"
Leading man role you've been dying to play: The Stage Manager in Our Town. Any of Tennessee Williams' leading men.
Leading lady role you wish you could play: Rosalind
Career you would want if not a performer: Baseball player
"I'll never understand why…" ...Jimmy Stewart didn't win an Oscar for "It's a Wonderful Life."
Words of wisdom for aspiring performers? First to show, last to go!
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