PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: "Californication" and Picnic Star Madeleine Martin
05 Feb 2013
Madeleine Martin, currently appearing as younger sister Millie in Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Picnic, fills out Playbill.com'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:
Where you were born/where you were raised:
New York, NY
What your parents did/do for a living:
Two older brothers
Lighting a match with one hand
Something you're REALLY bad at:
First Broadway show you ever saw:
Phantom of the Opera
Did you have any particular mentors or inspirations when first starting out?
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be?
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.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.