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Cue and A PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Memphis Star Montego Glover Montego Glover, a Drama Desk Award winner and Tony nominee for her role in Memphis, fills out's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Montego Glover serves as a judge.
Montego Glover serves as a judge.

Glover originated the role of Felicia Farrell in the Tony-winning musical, receiving an IRNE Award nomination and a San Francisco Bay Area Critics nomination for her performance during the show's respective pre-Broadway runs at North Shore and TheatreWorks.

Other theatrical work includes Dreamgirls, Into the Woods, Jesus Christ Superstar, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Ain't Misbehavin', Once On This Island, Ragtime and four different turns as the title character in Aida. She made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple.

Full given name: Montego Glover
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Audition song/monologue: Whatever is appropriate
Special Skills: Being on time and ready to go
First Broadway show ever saw: Grand Hotel
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Original Dreamgirls
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Memphis
Favorite show tune: Too many to choose
Most played song on your iPod: At present "Greenlight" by John Legend
Web obsession: None. Too busy.
Last book you read: Re-read "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" by Dave Eggers.
Must-see TV show: "Modern Family"
Last good movie you saw: "The Wrestler" for content, "Sex and the City 1" for girly joy.


Performer you would drop everything to go see: Bonnie Raitt
Pop culture guilty pleasure: This isn't pop culture at all, but that program on TLC about hoarders is fascinating. It's the psychology. I can't look away.
I have a secret crush on: Clifton Brown of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre.
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: Madonna, "Like a Virgin"
First stage kiss: Merrily We Roll Along, in college.
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager: Doing Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad. Absurd play with a bunch of student actors. Fun!
Pre-show rituals or warm-ups: Rest, vocal warmup, eat, stretch. Be at the theatre 30-45 minutes before first call.
Favorite post-show meal: Post show, crackers, hummus, fruit and cheese
Worst onstage mishap: I was doing the same absurdist play [listed above] and had a blocking pattern that required I move around the set like a maniac. I lost my footing and fell like a rock behind a sofa set piece. Just disappeared. But I was back up on my feet like a shot and kept going. It's funny to this day.
Worst costume ever: Seriously have never had one I detested.
Favorite junk food: Doritos
Who would play you in the movie? My youngest sister
Worst job you ever had: None. I've never had a truly bad job.
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: Shooting "$5 Footlong" ads for Subway.
Leading lady role you've been dying to play: Felicia Farrell
Person living or dead I'd most like to meet: President & Mrs. Obama. And I met them privately a few months ago at the White House. I was invited to Ford's Theatre in DC to give a concert that they both attended! How awesome!
Three things you can't live without: Water, sleep, quiet.
Artist I am dying to work with Director Christopher Ashley on a play.
Favorite memory from Tony night: Hearing my name and the applause as the nominees for Lead Actress in a Musical were announced... makes me smile.

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