PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Mandy Gonzalez

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12 Mar 2008

Mandy Gonzalez
Mandy Gonzalez
Mandy Gonzalez — who co-stars in the new Broadway musical In the Heights — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Full given name: Mandy Vera Gonzalez
Hometown: Saugus, CA
Zodiac sign: Leo
Audition song/monologue: That's top secret!
Special skills: I can make a mean apple pie.
First Broadway show ever saw: The original cast of Rent changed my life.
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? West Side Story
Favorite show tune: "Move On" by Stephen Sondheim
MAC or PC? MAC
Most played song on your iPod: "American Girl" by Tom Petty
One CD you couldn't live without: Judy Garland "Live at Carnegie Hall" — it's what I used to listen to with my grandma.
Last book you read: "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz
Must-see TV show: "The Wire"
Last good movie you saw: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Favorite board game: Cranium rocks!
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Tina Turner
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "Project Runway"
First stage kiss: In high school playing Maria in The Sound of Music
Favorite pre-/post-show meal: Pre: Matzo Ball soup at the Edison, Post: sushi at Kodama
How you got your Equity card: Eli's Comin' Off-Broadway at the Vineyard
Cats or dogs? My dog Louis
Favorite cereal: Raisin Bran
Worst job you ever had: Barista at Starbucks…working that espresso machine is a gift…I never had.
What leading lady role have you been dying to play? I'm living my dream right now!