PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Cactus Flower Star Maxwell Caulfield

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Cactus Flower Star Maxwell Caulfield
Stage and screen star Maxwell Caulfield, currently starring in the new Off-Broadway production of Abe Burrows' Cactus Flower, fills out's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Maxwell Caulfield
Maxwell Caulfield

Caulfield's Broadway credits include Once a Catholic, An Inspector Calls and Billy Flynn in Chicago. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in Tryst, My Night With Reg, My Deah, Entertaining Mr. Sloane and Paradise Lost.

Caulfield starred for two years on the BBC television drama "Casualty." American film credits include "The Real Blonde," "Empire Records" and "The Boys Next Door." He is well-know to screen audiences for his performances as Michael Carrington in the musical film "Grease 2" and as Miles Colby on TV's "Dynasty."

Full given name: Maxwell Peter John Caulfield
Hometown: London, England
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Current audition song/monologue: Song: "Sunset Boulevard"
Monologue: Coriolanus
Special skills: Drums
Skill/talent you wish you had or were better at: High diving
First Broadway/West End show you ever saw: Broadway: Frank Langella's Dracula in 1978
West End: David Essex in Godspell in 1972


If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be? James Dean in See the Jaguar
Current show you have been recommending to friends: The Importance of Being Earnest and Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Favorite showtune of all time: "The Jet Song" from West Side Story.
Three favorite musicals: Dreamgirls
A Chorus Line
Guys and Dolls
Favorite contemporary plays: War Horse
God of Carnage
One play/musical badly in need of a revival: My Fair Lady
Stage or screen star of the past you would most love to have performed with: Bette Davis
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: John Malkovich in True West
Music that makes you cry, any genre: Violin concertos
Most played song on your iPod: "Greatest Day" by Take That
Most-visited website:
Last book you read: "A Strange Eventful History" by Michael Holroyd
Last good movie you saw: "Animal Kingdom"
Some films you consider classics: "Apocalypse Now"
"From Here to Eternity"
”Some Like It Hot”
Must-see TV shows: "Lights Out"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Al Pacino
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "Austin Powers" movies
Three favorite cities: New York, London, Edinburgh
Favorite sport/team/player: Soccer, Chelsea, Florent Malouda
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: "The Original Soundtrack" by 10cc
First stage kiss: A school production of The Boyfriend
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager: Iron in Class Enemy
Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living: When I played Kilroy in a school production of Camino Real
How you got your Equity card: Understudying the Broadway production of Once a Catholic
Favorite pre-/post- show meal: Salad bar at Lenny's
Favorite liquid refreshment: Guinness stout
Worst flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap: Opening line in the first preview of Cactus Flower- I went COMPLETELY blank!
Pre-show rituals or warm-ups: A 10-minute compressed yoga session
Worst costume ever: Horsehair blanket on a sunburnt body in The Elephant Man
Worst job you ever had: Skinning chickens in Indian restaurant on Columbus Avenue
Who would play you in the movie? English actor Lyndon Ogbourne
Some of your favorite screen/commercial gigs: Shane in "Sundown"
Silas in "Dragon Storm"
Bob in "The Real Blonde"
Leading man role you've been dying to play: King Arthur in Spamalot
Career you would want if not a performer: Mountain climbing instructor
Three things you can't live without: Juliet, pool, bright lights
Something about you that surprises people: I'm a bird fancier.
"I'll never understand why…" ...there are so many guns in the world.
Words of wisdom for aspiring performers? Be able to do it all!
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