What Keeps Victoria Clark Up at Night? A Lightning Round With the Tony Winner

Special Features   What Keeps Victoria Clark Up at Night? A Lightning Round With the Tony Winner
Before she takes the stage for the 10th Anniversary reunion concert of The Light in the Piazza, we asked original star Victoria Clark to share her dream roles, best advice and how she defines success.
Victoria Clark
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Victoria Clark
Home Town: Dallas, TX

Zodiac Sign: Libra, rising sign is Virgo, so that means I’m an extra-picky Libra.

First thing in the morning: I weigh myself with my eyes closed, and then make a decaf/almond milk cappuccino.

The song I'm singing in the shower right now is: “Believe it or not, I’m walking on Air”—theme song from an 80s sitcom. Great tune, don’t ask me why it’s on my brain…never watched the show, I just like the song, or maybe it was playing in the Korean deli yesterday…

The show that changed my life was: The Light in the Piazza. Nuff said.

My dream roles would be: Any incredible role in an original American play or musical, Liza in Lady in the Dark, or Margaret in a major revival or international production of The Light in the Piazza.

One thing that keeps me up at night is: My husband’s snoring. Not really. It’s my dog’s farts. Another thing is the disrespect some of our political candidates have for the current President of the United States and his time in office.

I define success as: Self-mastery.

The best advice I've ever been given is: From my grandmother, taken from the book of Proverbs: “A gentle answer turneth away wrath.”

I like to celebrate by: Laughing, thanking whoever is responsible and gathering friends and family.

The five dream guests at my ideal dinner party would be: Michelle Obama, David Hyde Pierce, my husband, Moss Hart and Amelia Earhart. How’s that for stimulating conversation? I will serve a paleo menu and see who’s still talking to me at the end of the evening.

A skill I've yet to learn is: Baton twirling. (That’s a family joke.)

The Light in the Piazza 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, starring Victoria Clark, Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison, will be presented April 4, 2016, as a gala benefit for Lincoln Center Theater. Visit here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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