PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Sean Palmer

By Ernio Hernandez
January 22, 2008

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.