21 Apr 2009
Steven Weber — who co-stars in The Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway's revival of The Philanthropist — fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Full given name:
Steven Robert Weber
Can perform all the soliloquies in Hamlet without consonants
First Broadway show ever saw:
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be?
A Streetcar Named Desire (Brando)
Current show you have been recommending to friends:
August: Osage County (to see Estelle Parsons)
Favorite show tune:
"I Am Aldolpho" (The Drowsy Chaperone)
MAC or PC?
Most played song on your iPod:
Last book you read:
"Twelve Steps to Better Skin"
Must-see TV show:
Last good movie you saw:
Favorite board game:
Performer you would drop everything to go see:
Pop culture guilty pleasure:
First stage kiss:
Peep World 7:30 show, 1986
Favorite pre-show meal:
16 oz. Porter House steak, garlic mashed potatoes, entire head of cauliflower, chocolate milkshake, and coffee. Post-show: 15" long feather
How you got your Equity card:
Joining the Mirror Repertory Company with Geraldine Page
Worst onstage mishap:
Having a ten-minute laughing fit opposite Kevin Spacey and Mary Stuart Masterson at The Old Vic
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition?
"SVU," a cop turned lawyer
Worst costume ever:
King Antiochus at the Briarwood Jewish Center Purim costume parade
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.