PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Norbert Leo Butz

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Norbert Leo Butz — star of Broadway's Is He Dead? — fills out's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz

Full given name: Norbert Leo Butz (yeah, you heard it right, punk.)
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Zodiac sign: "Harmony and Understanding..." Age of Aquarius, my brutha.
Audition song: "I Want You to Want Me" by Cheap Trick.
First Broadway show ever saw: Rent. I got cast in it six weeks later. Freaked me out.
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Angels in America
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Mysteries of Harris Burdock. This should come to New York.
Favorite show tune: "Dexter." Oh, I'm sorry I thought you said "Showtime..." Then, that would be anything from Floyd Collins.
MAC or PC? Mac, duh.
Most played song on your iPod: OK. No lie. I just looked. "The Jean Genie" by David Bowie — followed closely by Bonnie Raitt's "Finest Lovin Man."
Last book you read: "Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain.
Must-see TV show: "Tell Me You Love Me." You'll squirm. You'll think. You'll wish you were in it.
Last good movie you saw: "3:10 to Yuma." My wife fell asleep. I wept.
Favorite card game: You Poker. You brought her.
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Bjork
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Country Music Television. Their show "Top Ten Most Shocking Moments in Country Music History" is more addictive than Pringles.
First stage kiss: 8th grade Production of The Sound of Music. I was a 4'10" Captain Von Trapp.
How you got your Equity card: Playing Nana the Dog in a production of Peter Pan.
Worst onstage mishap: Wicked. I came in swinging from one leg on a rope, split my pants, and flashed Kristin Chenoweth.
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? "SVU."  I played a guy who broke into hotel rooms just to try on ladies' underpants. Geez. Type casting.
Worst costume ever: See 3 answers back.
Cats or dogs? Neither. Hermit Crabs. My kids have really got me into them. In my opinion, the only crabs to have.
Favorite cereal: Golden Grahams. College, anyone?
Who would play you in the movie? Early Danny Bonaduce. "Partridge Family" Danny. Pre-Anger Management Danny.
Worst job you ever had: Kentucky Fried Chicken in high school.
Favorite work of Mark Twain (other than Is He Dead): "The Autobiography of Mark Twain." It's the motherload of all literary autobiographies.
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