PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Priscilla Queen of the Desert Star Nick Adams

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Priscilla Queen of the Desert Star Nick Adams
Nick Adams, currently starring as Adam/Felicia in the new musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, fills out's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.
Nick Adams
Nick Adams

Adams has previously appeared on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles, A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls, Chicago and The Pirate Queen.

Screen credits include "Sex and the City 2" and "An Englishman in New York."

Full given name: Nicholas Tadd Adams
Where you were born/where you were raised: Erie, PA
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
What your parents did/do for a living: My father was Dean of the School of Education at Edinboro University. Mother is the director of student services, special ed and gifted programs for the Fairview School District.
Special skills: My charm
Something you're REALLY bad at: Holding my temper!
First Broadway show you ever saw: Chicago. Made my Broadway debut in it 8 years later!
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be? The Rink
Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: Chicago, because my classmate and best friend Nikka Graff Lanzarone is Velma Kelly!
Favorite showtune of all time: "The Music and the Mirror"
A favorite modern musical: A Catered Affair
A favorite classic musical: The Music Man
Broadway or screen stars of the past you would most love to have performed with: Gene Kelly
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: Watching Chicago at 15
Music that makes you cry, any genre: Adele
Your personal vocal idols: Joan Lader, Gavin Creel, Mariah Carey, Cheyenne Jackson


Most played song on your iPod: "Who's Laughing Now" by Jessie J
Most-visited websites:
Favorite Tweeters: @BFAproblems
@maxizpad (Max Von Essen)
Last book you read: "An Examination of the Human Brain"
Must-see TV shows: "Dexter" and "Nurse Jackie"
Last good movie you saw: "Super 8"
Some films you consider classics: "Death Becomes Her"
"Sunset Boulevard"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Audra
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Britney Spears
Three favorite cities: NYC, Boston, Chicago
Favorite sport/team/player: Baseball... I like the Mets!
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: A Salt-n-Pepa CD
First stage kiss: With Julie Craig (she was in The Fantasticks Off-Broadway). We grew up together doing community theatre. She played Sleeping Beauty and I was the prince.
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager: Tommy in Brigadoon
Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living: I saw a show when I was 9. I knew it at that moment.
How you got your Equity card: A summer at The Muny in St. Louis after my sophomore year of college.
Favorite pre-/post- show meal: Sushi from Food Emporium
Favorite liquid refreshment: Coconut water
Pre-show rituals or warm-ups: 110 pushups, 120 crunches, vocal warm-up to a recorded voice lesson, hot shower, lots of stretching.
Most vocally challenging role you have ever played: Felicia in Priscilla
Most physically challenging role you have ever played: Felicia in Priscilla
Worst flubbed line/missed cue/onstage mishap: I almost missed my entrance in A Chorus Line where I interrupt the Zach/Cassie onstage scene.
Worst costume ever: The cat suit in La Cage
Worst job you ever had: In high school I worked at Arby's for exactly one week.
Any particularly memorable stage door or celebrity moments from this show? I met Hugh Jackman and he gushed over my performance... and my abs.
Favorite screen/commercial gigs: "An Englishman in New York." Got to do a scene with John Hurt.
Leading man role you've been dying to play: Bobby in Crazy for You and Joseph in Joseph...
Leading lady role you wish you could play: Cassie in A Chorus Line
Something about you that surprises people: I'm shy
Something you are incredibly proud of: My relationship with my family.
Something you're embarrassed to admit: I constantly want food.
Career you would want if not a performer: I have no idea!
Three things you can't live without: Pizza, my dog, theatre
"I'll never understand why..." ... I am so hard on myself.
Words of wisdom for aspiring performers? Never stop training, set a goal and go for it. And never stop loving it!
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