PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Rondi Reed

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Rondi Reed
 
Rondi Reed — currently appearing in the Broadway musical Wicked — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Rondi Reed
Rondi Reed


Full given name: Rondi Anne Reed (Confirmation name is Veronica)
Hometown: Dixon, IL
Zodiac sign: Scorpio/Virgo rising/Aquarius Moon
Audition song: "When You're Good to Mama" (Chicago)
Special skills: Dialects (real and imagined)
First Broadway show ever saw: 42nd Street with Jerry Orbach - LOVED it.
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? SO many...original Company & original Sweeney Todd would be at the top of my list I think.
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Next to Normal
Favorite show tune: Too hard! I love too many for different reasons...OK, Paulo singing "This Nearly Was Mine," Brian Stokes Mitchell "New Music," Ethel Merman "Rose's Turn," Dame Stritch's "Ladies Who Lunch," Mary Martin "Never-Neverland," "Mama Look Sharp," it never ends...
MAC or PC? MAC girl - 2 year anniversary, I am late to the tech party this century.
Last book you read: "Quantum Change"
Must-see TV show: "Mad Men" (AMC)
Last good movie you saw: "Catch Me If You Can" (on cable)
Favorite board game: Scrabble
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Tom Jones or Bette Midler
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Watching Lady GaGa videos
First stage kiss: Too long ago to remember....but Wm. L Petersen in Fool for Love was HOT...
Favorite post-show meal: Terracotta Shrimp at Sosa anytime
How you got your Equity card: The Coarse Acting Show at Steppenwolf, Joan Allen & I both got our cards on it - in a show that one reviewer said: "All parties involved should be shot at dawn." True True True.
Worst flubbed line: I made up song lyrics in Wicked while the entire ensemble nearly lost it. And I did not miss a beat, though the conductor was a bit surprised.
Worst costume ever: Plaid plaid plaid Penny dresses in You Can't Take It With You...something that had to do with a concept....right.
Pet's name: Boo Radley Reed is a mutt-dog from Anti-Cruelty in Chicago, 8 years old.
Favorite junk food: Tate's choc. chip cookies. I will have to leave NYC just to get away from them.
Who would play you in the movie? Kathy Bates or me
Worst job you ever had: Bookbinding repair for school district in non-air-conditioned classroom in Illinois in July when I was 16.
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: HBO both times: "Normal" and "You Don't Know Jack," also Streetcar for CBS w/ Jessica Lange & Alec Baldwin.
Leading lady role you've been dying to play: I am a character woman, but in my fantasy, Cleopatra in Will's play.
What magical power would you love to have? Able to transport myself (and my dog maybe) through the system Harry Potter uses, and preferably to the Coast of Maine.
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