PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Will Swenson

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Will Swenson Will Swenson — who co-stars in the current Broadway revival of Hair — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Will Swenson
Will Swenson


Full given name: William Robert Swenson
Hometown: Salt Lake City
Zodiac sign: Scorpio of course
Audition song/monologue: "Freakum Dress" by Beyoncé
Special skills: Works well with gays
First Broadway show ever saw: City of Angels
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? The Robber Bridegroom
Current show you have been recommending to friends: All Shook Up at my brother's theater, the Hale Center Theater Orem, in Orem, Utah. Fantastic show!
Favorite show tune: From my unfinished musical Crack is Whack: The Whitney Houston Story, the 11 o'clock number: "Show Me the Receipts!"
Most played song on your iPod: "You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne
One CD you couldn't live without: "The Bends," Radiohead
Last book you read: "The Things They Carried," Tim O'Brien
Must-see TV show: "Friday Night Lights"
Last good movie you saw: "The Muppets Take Manhattan"
Favorite board game: Denver Broncos Monopoly
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Neil Diamond
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Kelly Clarkson. (And Neil Diamond) (ok, and Beyoncé dammit)
Favorite pre-show meal: Piece of chicken, yams, corn muffins and maybe a shot of wheat-grass to ruin the whole thing.
How you got your Equity card: Working for the mouse down at Disney World.
Worst onstage mishap: During previews for Lestat (yes, Lestat) we changed a scene to include the revelation of a crucifix around which the entire following scene would play out and reveal important vampire truths. Well, one night I forgot to bring on the crucifix. Nice job, Will. Douche.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? "Criminal Intent": Joe Lazar, smarmy talent manager.
Worst costume ever: Giant, blue, hairball-inducing bear suit in 90-degree outdoor amphitheater show. Boo Jungle Book. Boo.
Favorite cereal: I choose Life. I don't think there's a cereal called Choice, is there? I'd probably like that one better.
Who would play you in the movie? Either Snoop Dog or Paul Giamatti
Worst job you ever had: Paralegal assistant at a Law Firm. Boo Law Firm. Boo.
Leading man role you've been dying to play The one that hasn't been written yet.