PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: 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!
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