PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Kinky Boots Tony Award Nominee Annaleigh Ashford

By Matthew Blank
07 May 2013



MAC or PC? MAC
Most-visited websites: Pinterest
Last book you read: Steve Martin's
Some films you consider classics: "Annie Hall"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Mark Rylance
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "The Real Housewives." I donít miss an episode.
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: Whitney Houston singing the national anthem on a tape
What are some of your most memorable roles as a kid or teenager and how old were you? I played Tina Denmark in Ruthless the Musical when I was 9 at the Theatre on Broadway in Denver.
How you got your Equity card: I played Sandy in Grease at the Country Dinner Playhouse when I was 16.
Favorite pre-/post- show meal: Raspberry Sorbet
Favorite liquid refreshment: Diet Coke
Who were the first people you called/texted after learning of your nomination? My mom!
Any ideas/hints about your Tony night wardrobe? Vintage inspiration
Worst flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap: When I was playing Glinda in Wicked, I fell backwards and my skirt went up over my head.
If you could trade roles with anyone in the cast for a week, who would it be? Little Lola/Marquise Neal. I like skipping in red pumps.
Craziest audition story: After my audition for Legally Blonde, I thought I was horrible and I cried. And, I ended getting Margot from that one audition.
Leading lady role you've been dying to play: Charity in Sweet Charity
Leading man role you'd like a shot at: Any role Charlie Chaplin played
Career you would want if not a performer: Elementary school art teacher