PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Santino Fontana

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Santino Fontana — a co-star of Broadway's revival of A View from the Bridge — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Santino Fontana
Santino Fontana


Full given name: Santino Anthony Fontana
Hometown: Richland, Washington
Zodiac sign: First day of Aries
Special skills: Ventriloquism. Except P’s, B’s, and M’s. And clapping with one hand.
First Broadway show ever saw: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest with Gary Sinise.
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Streetcar …or Cats
Most played song on your iPod: Kurt Elling's "Ballad of the Sad Young Men"
Web obsession: Umm…pastoral photos
Last book you read: "How To Steal A Movie Star from Her Husband Without Anyone Knowing About It"
Must-see TV show: "The Daily Show"
Last good movie you saw: "The Hurt Locker"
Favorite board game: Thanks to Ms. Laurie Metcalf and Mr. Dennis Boutsikaris: Bananagrams.
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Martin Short or Stevie Wonder
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "Intervention"
First stage kiss: I was 12. She was 16. It was also my first kiss. In Fame - The Musical. I played Tyrone. The African-American dancer. Dig it.
How you got your Equity card: Death of A Salesman at the Guthrie.
Worst onstage mishap: My last scene in Billy Elliot was this very solemn, quietly angry scene where all the men in the show in orange coveralls walk onstage to go back into the pits after the strike is over. It’s also where I’d say goodbye to Billy before he went off to ballet school and then we’d slowly lower into the ground. Dramatic. Powerful. Simple. Now, right before that scene I had a quick change into those bright orange coveralls and one show, my coveralls got mixed up with one of my castmate’s who happens to wear a slightly larger size than me. Cut to 30 seconds later…my entrance…I knew I was screwed… Enter Bozo the clown in coveralls 4 times my normal size. I could barely walk in them. I looked around and everybody was laughing trying to look upstage or at the floor. And from then on, one of the boys in the cast called me "Circus Boy." Every. Day.
Worst costume ever: Slutty Pumpkin
Favorite junk food: Any type of bulk foods. Pumpkin seeds to peanut brittle. If it’s in a bin, I'm buying.
Who would play you in the movie? A Jonas brother. Or Danny DeVito.
Leading man role you've been dying to play: Konstantin, Berowne, Edmund, Proteus, Louis, Orestes…
What is your favorite Arthur Miller play? The American Clock. Great story, great characters, great writer.
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