PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Tracie Thoms

Cue and A   PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Tracie Thoms
Tracie Thoms — currently starring in Broadway's Rent — fills out's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.
Tracie Thoms
Tracie Thoms Photo by Mike Quain

Full given name: Tracie Nicole Thoms
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Zodiac sign: Leo
Audition song: "River Deep, Mountain High" by Tina Turner
Special skills: I drive a stick shift! And I can do car stunts since "Death Proof."
First Broadway show ever saw: The Tap Dance Kid
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Once on This Island
Favorite show tune: "Waiting for Life" from Once on This Island
Most played song on your iPod: "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone
Last book you read: Toni Morrison's "Jazz"
Must-see TV show: "Pushing Daisies"
Last good movie you saw: "The Dark Knight"
Favorite board game: Taboo
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Tina Turner
Pop culture guilty pleasure: "American Idol"
First stage kiss: West Side Story when I was 14
Favorite post-show meal: Nachos at El Faro in D.C. while doing Hair in 1997. THE BEST!!! Now: seared tuna and greens at Bar 41.
How you got your Equity card: Up Against the Wind at NYTW in 2001
Worst onstage mishap: I fell up the stairs in The Kennedy Center's "August Wilson's 20th Century" in March. It was pretty embarrassing!!!!
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? Which edition? I played Daniel Sunjata's girlfriend on the regular "Law & Order" in 2004.
Worst costume ever: Ummm...I've been lucky. Or I blocked it out...
Favorite cereal: Froot Loops
Who would play you in the movie? Well...I did....
Worst job you ever had: Jerry's Sub Shop in Owings Mills Mall in Baltimore
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: "Wonderfalls," but "Cold Case" is pretty dang awesome, too!
Leading lady role you've been dying to play: Isabella in "Measure for Measure"
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