PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: David Hyde Pierce

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David Hyde Pierce — who currently stars in the new Broadway musical Curtains — fills out's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
David Hyde Pierce in Curtains.
David Hyde Pierce in Curtains. Photo by Joan Marcus

Full given name: David Hyde Pierce             
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Zodiac sign: Aries
Audition song: "Thank You So Much, Mrs. Lowsborough-Goodby" (Cole Porter)
Monologue you can recite from memory: To be, or… wait, don’t tell me …
First Broadway show ever saw: Zorba! with Herschel Bernardi
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? The Seagull with Uta Hagen and the Lunts
Favorite showtune: "Show People." From Curtains. At the Hirschfeld.
MAC or PC? Hate both.   
Most played song on your iPod: Sharon Isbin playing Roderigo and Villa-Lobos
One CD you couldn't live without: Stephen Hough's complete Rachmaninoff Concerto
Last book you read: Amy Sedaris' "I Like You."
Must-see TV show: "Frasier" reruns (sad, isn’t it).
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Barbara Cook
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Not that into pop culture, but in terms of guilty pleasures I'm a big fan of lust, also gluttony.
First stage kiss: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (college production)
Favorite pre-/post-show meal: Sushi and miso before, pizza after
Pre-show rituals: Stretching, more stretching, limbering, also stretching
Worst onstage mishap: Kicked shoe off of foot and into audience while overacting in Tartuffe at the Guthrie Theatre.
Special skills: Play the piano and the organ
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Favorite pizza topping: Cats (oh alright, mushrooms, cheese and some truffle oil)
Who would play you in the movie? No one in their right mind.
Worst job you ever had: Security guard at rock concerts. Seriously.
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