PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: The "Enjolras" of Broadway's Les Miz, Kyle Scatliffe

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01 Apr 2014

Kyle Scatliffe
Kyle Scatliffe

Kyle Scatliffe, who stars as the revolutionary Enjolras in the new Broadway production of Les Misérables, fills out's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Scatliffe is a graduate of AMDA and a Lys Symonette Award winner in the Lotte Lenya competition.

Credits include Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in Ragtime (Zach Theatre); Jud Fry in Oklahoma! (5th Avenue); Haywood Patterson in The Scottsboro Boys (London premiere, Young Vic) and Jacob Marley/Ghosts in “A Christmas Carol: The Concert” (PBS).

He is making his Broadway debut in Les Miz.

Full given name: Kyle Louis Scatliffe
Where you were born/where you were raised: Born in Washington D.C. Raised in Westwood, NJ.
Zodiac Sign: Cancer! Woo!
What your parents did/do for a living: My mother is a nursing assistant and my dad is a store manager.
Current Audition Song: "The Dryer" from Caroline, or Change
Special skills: Zombie and Chewbacca impressions. I'm also really good at "Rock Band." I always play on Expert. Always.
Something you're REALLY bad at: Swimming.
First Broadway show you ever saw: Aida!
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be? I would go see the original Broadway cast of Ragtime.
Current or recent show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: A Dolls's House at BAM. Saw it in London and it was phenomenal. Also, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.
Favorite showtune(s) of all time: "This Nearly Was Mine" from South Pacific

"The Bus" from Caroline, or Change

"Make Them Hear You" from Ragtime

"Javert's Suicide" from Les Mis

And the whole Parade soundtrack haha. You can't go wrong with Jason Robert Brown.

Some favorite modern musicals: Spelling Bee, Next to Normal, Parade, Ragtime, Caroline or Change
Some favorite classic musicals: Les Mis, Oklahoma, Lost in the Stars, South Pacific
Broadway or screen stars of the past or present you would most love to perform with: My dreams! Brian Stokes Mitchell, Anthony Warlow and Audra McDonald. From the film world I would have to choose the one and only Sidney Poitier.
Your personal vocal idols, living or dead: Audra McDonald, Carole Carmello, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Placido Domingo and Josh Groban
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: Watching Geoffrey Rush in Exit the King was beyond brilliant.
Music that makes you cry, any genre: I don't tend to cry when listening to music but Michael Ball and Lea Salonga performing "A Little Fall of Rain" in the 10th Anniversary Les Mis concert destroys me.
MAC or PC? PC. Definitely PC.
Most played song on your iPod: It is either "High Pressure Low" by Against Me or "Mist" by Protest the Hero.
Most-visited websites: IGN, Buzzfeed, Facebook, ESPN
Favorite Tweeters: Laura Benanti, Kevin Hart and Lin-Manuel Miranda. They bring laughter to my heart on a daily basis.
Last book you read: "How to be Black" by Baratunde Thurston
Must-see TV show(s): "Breaking Bad," "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," "Archer," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "New Girl"
Last good movie you saw: "12 Years a Slave." I've never seen people in a movie theatre so affected that they couldn't get up immediately after the movie ended.
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Brian Stokes Mitchell. Without a doubt.
Pop culture guilty pleasure: When I paid attention to it, it was Britney Spears.
Three favorite cities: Seattle, Austin and NYC.
Favorite sport/team/player: Basketball. My favorite player is Derrick Rose.
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: The first CD I owned was the "Slim Shady" LP by Eminem. I definitely didn't walk around the house reciting it.


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