PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: "Californication" and Picnic Star Madeleine Martin

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05 Feb 2013

Madeleine Martin
Madeleine Martin

Madeleine Martin, currently appearing as younger sister Millie in Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Picnic, fills out's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Martin has been seen on Broadway in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, August: Osage County and The Pillowman.

Other theatre work includes A Christmas Carol, Harper Regan, Les Misérables and The Sound of Music.

Screen work includes "Californication" (Showtime), Disney's "Out of the Box," "Jojo's Circus," "Criminal Minds," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Hope and Faith."


Full given name: Madeleine Martin
Where you were born/where you were raised: New York, NY
What your parents did/do for a living: College professors
Siblings: Two older brothers
Special skills: Lighting a match with one hand
Something you're REALLY bad at: Hula hooping
First Broadway show you ever saw: Phantom of the Opera
Did you have any particular mentors or inspirations when first starting out? Minnie Mouse
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be? Gigi
Current or upcoming show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: Matilda. My friend Tim wrote the music and lyrics.
Favorite showtune(s) of all time: "Being Alive" from Company
Some favorite musicals: Gigi and Carousel
Some favorite modern plays: The Glass Menagerie and Our Town
Some favorite modern playwrights: Simon Stephens and Martin McDonagh
Broadway or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with: Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire
Your personal acting idols, living or dead: Amy Morton and Rondi Reed of Steppenwolf
The one performance — attended — that you will never forget: Roundabout's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Douglas Hodge was mesmerizing.
Music that makes you cry, any genre: When I was doing Harper Regan at Atlantic Theater Company I would listen to Coldplay to get me in the right state of mind for an emotional scene.
Most played song on your iPod: "You Only Live Once" by The Strokes
Most-visited websites:
Last book you read: "Meditations on First Philosophy"
Must-see TV show(s): "Sherlock" on BBC
Last good movie you saw: "Les Enfants du Paradis"
Some films you consider classics: All of John Hughes' movies
Performer you would drop everything to go see: "Grandma" at The Big Apple Circus
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Watching "New Girl"
Favorite cities: New York, Vancouver and Portland.
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