PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Bachelorette's Celia Keenan-Bolger

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Celia Keenan-Bolger - currently appearing in the acclaimed new comedy Bachelorette at Second Stage Uptown - fills out's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Celia Keenan-Bolger
Celia Keenan-Bolger

A Tony Award nominee for her performance in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Keenan-Bolger was most recently seen on Broadway as Eponine in the Les Miserables revival.

Other theatrical credits include Little Fish, Summer of '42, Saved! and Johanna in the Kennedy Center's Sweeney Todd.

Full given name: Celia Elizabeth Keenan-Bolger
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Audition song/monologue: "Is It Really Me?" from 110 in the Shade
First Broadway show ever saw: Les Miserables
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Moose Murders
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. It just closed but it'll be opening again on Broadway in the fall. Go. See. It.
Favorite show tune: "On My Way" from Violet
Three favorite musicals: Floyd Collins; The Fantasticks; Caroline, Or Change
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: The final dress rehearsal of [title of show] on Broadway
Music that makes you cry, any genre: The Moose Murders soundtrack
Most played song on your iPod: "Winter" by The Dodos. Buy their album "Visiter." It's so good.
Most visited website: I love a good blog. Mary Catherine Garrison's blog, Little Red Fox, is truly inspiring. I'm getting married in September so my wedding-web time is spent on Once Wed. The Haystack Needle is a daily lifestyle blog I adore.
Last book you read: "Game Change." A book about the 2008 election. It's like "US Weekly" but with politicians.
Must-see TV show: "The Wire"
Last good movie you saw: "The Kids Are All Right"
A few films you would consider classics: "Paper Moon"
"Rear Window"
"The Karate Kid"


Performers you would drop everything to go see: Vicki Clark and John Ellison Conlee
Three favorite cities: Seattle, Florence and Montreal
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child: In 1993 my brother, sister and I starred in the musical Really Rosie. They were young and adorable. I was an overacting, awkward teenager.
Moment you knew you wanted to do this for a living: The Grosse Pointe Children's Theatre production of The Sound of Music. I was 5.
How you got your Equity card: In high school I was an understudy in an Off-Broadway play called Kindertransport at MTC. It starred Dana Ivey who I was obsessed with at the time because I was going through my Sunday in the Park With George phase. I got to go on the day after the show opened and Dana told me I did a good job. Heaven.
Favorite post-show meal: The Bachelorette cast has been enjoying the mac and cheese at the West Branch on 76th and Broadway. However, it just CLOSED. We are looking for a new spot. Recommendations? Anyone?
Favorite liquid refreshment: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Pre-show rituals: Currently, Katherine Waterston has taken on the role of backstage DJ before Bachelorette. Serious dancing ensues before we go onstage.
Most interesting audience interaction moment from Spelling Bee: Samir Patel, who was the 1st runner up in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, was one of our guest spellers. We could not get him out, and when we finally did the audience sort of lost interest in the show.
Who would play you in the movie? Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? I played a secretary named Elaine Fowler on the mother ship
Must-read political sites/blogs/journalists: Frank Rich in the Sunday Times writes my favorite editorial. Talking Points Memo is my favorite political blog. I also love the Huffington Post, but I usually end up looking at awkward pet photos instead of the political items which sort of defeats the purpose.
Three things you can't live without: My family, my friends, and yoga
"I'll never understand why…" ...poor people vote for Republicans.
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