PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Soul Doctor's Zarah Mahler

By Matthew Blank
13 Aug 2013

Zarah Mahler
Zarah Mahler

Zarah Mahler, making her Broadway debut as Ruth in Soul Doctor, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Stage credits include Wicked (2nd national tour, Nessarose), Cabaret (Drury Lane Chicago, Sally) and the Neil Patrick Harris-directed Rent at the Hollywood Bowl.

A contemporary singer-songwriter, Mahler is currently developing her debut album.



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Full given name: Zarah Mahler
Where you were born/where you were raised: I was born in Hollywood, CA. Raised in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Zodiac Sign:Iím a Leo/Virgo cusp.
What your parents did/do for a living:My father is an actor/comedian/pianist and his wife is a publicist. My mother works with horses.
Siblings:My little brother, Joe. Heís not so little anymore. Heís a high school senior, actually, but Iím in denial.
Current audition song/monologue:My favorite audition songs arenít from the current pop/rock genre or musical theatre.

I guess I gravitate towards older, more obscure songs. I think itís good to walk in with something they havenít already heard a few times that day.

Special skills:I started teaching myself to play piano when I was very young. Iíve been writing music since I was about 15 years old.
Something you're REALLY bad at: Bowling. I will just never be good at bowling.
First Broadway show you ever saw: Phantom of the Opera
Your personal vocal idols, living or dead: Tom Waits, Fiona Apple, Andrew Bird, Danny Elfman, Tori Amos, Jack White
Music that makes you cry, any genre: "In the Arms of an Angel" by Sarah McLachlanÖ but only when it comes on during that animal shelter commercial.
MAC or PC? MAC. But Iím not good with either.
Most-visited websites: www.thepropisthegirl.com
Must-see TV show(s): "Seinfeld"
Last good movie you saw: "The Sessions"
Three favorite cities: Portland, OR
Dublin, Ireland
Melbourne, Australia

New York City deserves a shout out though.

Favorite sport/team/player: Baseball
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: My father has always been a huge fan of classical music, so I grew up listening to all the great composers. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Mozart, Mahler (no pun)



My mom introduced me to The Beatles and Tori Amos at a very young age.
First stage kiss: Iím not completely sure about this (my apologies if I stage-kissed you and have since forgotten about itÖ nothing personal) but I think I had my first stage kiss in Dracula. So yeahÖ I lost my stage-kiss virginity to the king of the vampires.
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