PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Tonya Pinkins

News   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Tonya Pinkins Tonya Pinkins — currently starring on Broadway in Radio Golf — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.

Tonya Pinkins
Tonya Pinkins

Full given name:
Tonya "Toni" Pinkins
Hometown: Chitown, Chicago, Illinois
Zodiac sign: Gemini, the Twins. I even have two life lines on my right palm.
Audition song: "Don't Rain on My Parade" (Funny Girl)
First Broadway show ever saw: Sweeney Todd
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Nicholas Nickleby
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Coram Boy
Favorite showtune: "The Ladies Who Lunch" (Company)
MAC or PC? MAC. I don't do instruction manuals.
One CD you couldn't live without: "Yolanda Adams Live in Washington"
Last book you read: "The Natural Superiority of Women" by Ashley Montagu.
Must-see TV show: "Prison Break" and "24"
Last good movie you saw: "The Last Mimzy"
Favorite reality show: "Project Runway"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Tina Turner
Pop culture guilty pleasure: blogging
Favorite pre-show meal: caviar at Russian Samovar
Worst onstage mishap: While playing Billie Holiday at Victory Gardens in Chicago, my dress fell down and it made the paper. The four stage hands rushed onstage to assist me.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? Pilot of the original: I was witness to a murder. Last season: a murdering soccer mom.
Special skills: pole dancing to the music on the IRS hold line.
Cats or dogs? black Pomeranian
Favorite pizza topping: sausage pizza, sliced in squares
Who would play you in the movie? Queen Latifah
Worst job you ever had: Teaching customers to use the first ATM machines in 1982.