PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Sean Palmer

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22 Jan 2008

Sean Palmer
Sean Palmer

Sean Palmer — who stars in the new Disney musical The Little Mermaid — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.




Full given name: Sean Gregory Palmer
Hometown: Reno, NV
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Audition song: I booked a ton of stuff with Craig Carnelia's "Flight."
Special skills: I used to think the skills that got me on Broadway were pretty special...do they count?
First Broadway show ever saw: I think it was Falsettos. It was with Mandy Patinkin and Sean McDermott and Randy Graff. I thought Mandy and Sean were an odd pair, but that's when I fell in love with Randy Graff.
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? That's tough, Gypsy or Chicago.
Favorite show tune: It's a tie between the "Lonely Town" ballet and "Some Other Time," both from On the Town.
MAC or PC? MAC ATTACK! Total Apple Addict.
Most played song on your iPod: It must be "Moonlight Serenade" sung by Kurt Elling...that man's voice gives me pangs of envy.
One CD you couldn't live without: Zoe Johnston's album, "Happenstance"
Must-see TV show: "Avatar: The Last Airbender"
Last good movie you saw: "Persepolis"
Favorite board game: Scattergories
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Fiona Shaw
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "America's Most Smartest Model"
Favorite pre-/post-show meal: A little sushi between shows hits the spot on two-show days.
How you got your Equity card: I became eligible from West Side Story, and I decided to join when I was in South Pacific at Casa Manana.
Worst flubbed line: Well life as a swing has given me innumerable experiences to draw upon. But most recently I covered Marc Kudisch in The Apple Tree and for some reason whenever I went on for the Snake, I'd be extremely nervous. I think playing Satan has bad Juju attached to it. Twice I forgot my lines so deeply I was looking at Kristin Chenoweth like, "I can't believe she's going up on her line!" It wasn't until I got off stage that I realized I was the one who forgot. Just complete denial mixed with some delirious ego.
Worst costume ever: Pick anything from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular...Panda, Russian Bear, Christmas Tree, Dancing Santa...to name a few.
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Favorite cereal: Chex Chocolate
Who would play you in the movie? I'm not sure but I hope I get an audition for that — I'd be perfect.
Worst job you ever had: Stirring beans at Taco Bell, it made me cry and my mom said I couldn't quit - I think she was trying to teach me something. I quit anyway. That was just last year! Kidding.
Other than "Little Mermaid," what is your favorite Disney movie? That's cinchy...."Alice in Wonderland." [Current co-star] Sierra Boggess and I like to quote tons of scenes from that. She can do Alice's voice perfectly — I'm still working on it.