PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Patrick Page

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Patrick Page
 
Patrick Page — star of the Broadway musical Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Patrick Page
Patrick Page


Full given name: Patrick Page
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Audition monologue: To get in to acting school, I did all of Dr. Dysart's soliloquies from Equus in full Richard Burton mode. It took 25 minutes. I was 18. Why didn't they stop me?
Special skills: Magician. Also director and playwright.
First Broadway show ever saw: Steven Berkoff's Metamorphosis.
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? The Glass Menagerie with Laurette Taylor. 
Current show you have been recommending to friends: August: Osage County
Favorite show tune: "Beauty and the Beast" (it reminds me of my wife)
Most played song on your iPod: Joni Mitchell "Both Sides Now" (full orchestral version)
Last book you read: "The Looming Tower" by Lawrence Wright
Must-see TV show: "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Last good movie you saw: "SuperBad"
Favorite card game: Texas Hold 'Em
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Paige Davis. LOVE her!
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "American Idol"
First stage kiss: It may have been Richard III in 1987.
Favorite pre-show meal: Sushi is best before a show. It's light and doesn't give you reflux.
How you got your Equity card: Playing Horatio at Pioneer Theatre Co. in 1987
Worst missed cue: I was locked in my dressing room while I was playing Scar in The Lion King. The show stopped for 20 minutes while they broke the lock to get me out!
Worst costume ever: Worst in what way? Lumiere was 40 pounds, Scar 45 pounds, Grinch is very hot! Worst looking was a loincloth I wore as Marc Antony in Julius Caesar at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Cats or dogs? My dog, Sophie.
Favorite cereal: Oatmeal
Who would play you in the movie? A pretentious John Cusack. Or Steve Buscemi.
Worst job you ever had: I've been very, very lucky. No non-theatre jobs.
Favorite holiday movie or show (other than "Grinch"): "It's a Wonderful Life."
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