PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Jekyll & Hyde's Teal Wicks

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23 Apr 2013

Teal Wicks
Teal Wicks

Teal Wicks, who plays Emma Carew in the new Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde, fills out's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Wicks was last seen on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked.

Other theatre work includes Maria in The Blue Flower (Second Stage), Stairway to Paradise (Encores!), Fahrenheit 451 (59E59), Wicked (Los Angeles and San Francisco), Carousel, 1776 and Pippin (Goodspeed).


Full given name: Teal Eileen Wicks
Where you were born/where you were raised: Sacramento, CA
Zodiac Sign:Virgo
What your parents did/do for a living:Both are technically retired, but my mom worked in marketing and PR for lots of different CA tourism companies, and my dad was a project manager for the construction and maintenance of buildings.
Siblings:Only child for most of my life. Now I have 2 step sisters.
Current audition song/monologue:Hmmm... mostly I sing from the show I'm going in for, but I'm always excited to sing "Up to the Mountain" or "I Never Has Seen Snow." I am terrible with monologues, but at one time I used a Jack Handy "deep thoughts" as my monologue.
Special skills: Typing all this on my iPhone? (Please excuse any typos)
Something you're REALLY bad at: Talking on the phone, managing money, and bowling
First Broadway show you ever saw: The original Ragtime
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? The original West Side Story
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: There's so many I haven't seen!! Once rocked my world though, so yeah, that one.
Favorite showtune(s) of all time: "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "Cool" from West Side Story, "Sunday" from Sunday in the Park with George
Some favorite modern musicals: The Wild Party, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, Floyd Collins
Some favorite classic musicals: Carousel, Cabaret, West Side Story, Annie, My Fair Lady
Broadway or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with: Gene Kelly, Paul Newman, Judy Holliday
Your personal vocal idols, living or dead: Janis Joplin, Sarah Vaughn, Patsy Cline, Patty Griffin, Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Robert Plant, Otis Redding
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: It's a tie between Wilco at the Greek in Berkeley or Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl.
Music that makes you cry, any genre: Patty Griffin, Damien Rice, Jeff Buckley
MAC or PC? Apple
Most played song on your iPod: Probably one of my voice lessons... next is probably Patty Griffin's "Forgiveness"
Most-visited websites: I wish I could say it's some super insightful site, but Netflix and Facebook dominate.
Last book you read: I'm deep in the "Game of Thrones" series right now, but I recently read and can't wait to re-read "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay."
Must-see TV show(s): "Mad Men"
"American Horror Story"
"Downton Abbey"
"Friday Night Lights"
"Chelsea Lately"
Last good movie you saw: "Moonrise Kingdom"
Some films you consider classics: I love movies, way too many to list! But "Annie" started it all for me.
Performer you would drop everything to go see: My boy Tom
Pop culture guilty pleasure: E! Fashion Police
Three favorite cities: San Francisco, Paris, NYC
Favorite sport/team/player: nope
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