PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A:
Newsies' Ben Fankhauser
10 Sep 2013
Ben Fankhauser, who plays the role of Davey in Broadway's , fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits. Newsies
This marks Fankhauser's Broadway debut. He was also seen in the first national tour of
Full given name:
Benjamin Charles Fankhauser
Where you were born/where you were raised:
Born in Zurich, Switzerland and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.
I have an older brother.
Current audition song/monologue:
I love to sing "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
Dialects, licensed driver, great with children.
Something you're REALLY bad at:
First Broadway show you ever saw:
Annie Get Your Gun with Reba McEntire
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be?
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends:
Love's Labour's Lost at Shakespeare in the Park and loved it!
Favorite showtune(s) of all time:
I love "The Riddle Song" from
Some favorite modern musicals:
Rent, Spring Awakening, Floyd Collins, Next to Normal, The Light in the Piazza
Some favorite classic musicals:
Sweeney Todd, Carousel, Mame, How To Succeed, South Pacific
Your personal vocal idols, living or dead:
Smokie Norful, Marc Broussard, Sam Cooke, to name a few.
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:
I saw Beyonce at Roseland. It was incredible.
Music that makes you cry, any genre:
Adam Guettel's music can make me cry.
MAC or PC?
MAC all the way.
Most played song on your iPod:
Right now it's probably "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke
YouTube.com and amazon.com
Last book you read:
Honestly, good question...
Must-see TV show(s):
Recently I've been loving "Orange Is The New Black." My other favorites are "Breaking Bad" and "The Office."
Last good movie you saw:
I recently saw "Monsters University." I thought it was great!
Some films you consider classics:
"Cool Runnings," "Dumb And Dumber," "Titanic"
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