PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Winter's Tale's Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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A Tony Award winner for his performance in Seven Guitars, Ruben Santiago-Hudson is currently starring as Leontes in Shakespeare in the Park's outdoor production of The Winter's Tale.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

The actor recently took a moment to fill out's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.

Full given name: Ruben Cruz Santiago, Jr.
Hometown: Lackawanna, NY
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Audition song/monologue: "Family" from Dreamgirls
Special skills: Harmonica, Basketball, Boxing
First Broadway show ever saw: Paul Robeson with James Earl Jones
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Purlie with Cleavon Little
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Fela!
Favorite show tune: Stephen Sondheim's "Children Will Listen" from Into the Woods
MAC or PC? Mac
Most played song on your iPod: "Song for My Father" by Horace Silver
Web obsession:
Last book you read: "Love in the Driest Season" by Neely Tucker
Must-see TV show: "Castle" on ABC! I play Captain Montgomery.
Last good movie you saw: A repeat of "Cinema Paradiso"
Favorite card game: Quiddler
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Gregory Hines
First stage kiss: In a second grade production of Huckleberry Finn
Favorite post-show meal: Anything my wife Jeannie makes
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child or teenager: The First Militant Minister
How you got your Equity card: I replaced "The Boy" in The Fantasticks
Worst onstage mishap: Ceremonies in Dark Old Men. I came in late to catch my father in bed with a young lady. I was supposed to walk in while he was taking off his clothes.
Worst costume ever: The maid in A History of the American Film
Pre-show rituals: Voice, stretching, and prayer
Favorite junk food: Original Sunchips
Who would play you in the movie? My son Trey
Worst job you ever had: Case sealer at General Mills
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: The "Hot, Hot, Hot" commercial for Miller Beer!
"Leading Lady" role you wish you could play: Aunt Esther in Gem of the Ocean
Who have you played on "Law & Order"? "Attorney Winters" and "Dr. Paul Jackson"
Three things you can't live without: Lily, Trey, and Jeannie
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