PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: William Sadler

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


Full given name: William Thomas Sadler
Hometown: Orchard Park, New York
Zodiac sign: Aries
Audition monologue: Cassius from Julius Caesar
Special skills: Guitar, banjo, mandolin, drawing, song writing, funny voices and accents
First Broadway show ever saw: George M
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? The Ziegfeld Follies of 1909
Favorite show tune: Anything from A Chorus Line
Most played song on your iPod: Dave Alvin's "Out of Control"
One CD you couldn't live without: Sadler Bakst live album "Stroke My Luck"
Last book you read: "Aspects of Modern Art"
Must-see TV show: "The Daily Show" or "Rachel Maddow"
Last good movie you saw: "The Wrestler"
Favorite board game: Scrabble
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Tom Waits
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Googling people.
First stage kiss: As Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey back in high school. I got my first stage kiss from Sue Steck. Ahhh...... the memories!
How you got your Equity card: Joe Papp directed Henry V in the Park back in .... in .... well, a while ago.
Worst onstage mishap: Not sure. There have been some doozies but I suspect the "worst" may still be waiting in the wings.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? I've been a murderer on all of them I think.
Worst costume ever: A huge, heavy leather monstrosity I wore as Sir Lucius O'Trigger in a production of The Rivals back at Geneseo. It arrived the night before we opened and weighed 80 pounds. Looked great as long as you didn't have to move.
Favorite cereal: Raisin Bran
Who would play you in the movie? Cagney
Worst job you ever had: Let's not go there. I still have to work in this biz.
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: "Roswell"
Leading man role you've been dying to play Starbuck in The Rain Maker