decaf. Something about caffeine, I get too sped up and over sing. So I have to
really cut down on my caffeine in-take while I’m doing a show.
and living on the stage. I came off tour and was ready for a big change. About
the same time I was thinking about doing some other things- I fell in love with
a man from Portland. We were long distance for a year and we decided to make a
plan to be together. So I decided to come out to Portland. I left my
apartment in NY and came out here and haven’t been back since. That was about a
year and a half ago. The apartment sold on April 9th, 2014- but my tenants are the ones who bought it, so after Last Five Years closes,
I am going to get all my stuff. But singing and acting, I always did for
fun. Studied music in school, choir, theater etc, but I didn’t think theater
was going to turn into a career, I thought I was going to be a doctor. I went
to New York after college and did an NYU theater program and I knew
this is what I wanted to do.
took moving to Portland to meet her. Susannah Mars– she is one of the most
talented, grounded, hysterically funny women and she also manages to have a
family, a connection with the community and she is stylish. She is an
amazing performer. I’ve done two shows with her and she’s become a good friend.
was Scott Bakula from Quantum Leap. Oh My Gosh. I thought it was so racy in the
opening when they would show him and you could tell he was naked. I loved him
and he is also a musical theater person- I found out later.
the future are you going?
but if I had to choose the- late 60’s. So much good stuff was happening in the
country- people were making change. I’d like to see my parents at that stage.
And Scott Bakula- maybe he would be there.
a golden doodle. I like to go on hikes. I ride my bike around town. I love food
so I like trying new places. One thing I really love are Portland happy hours.
I have two favorites. Early happy hour is Blue Hour. Late night happy hour I go
to Cassidy’s. The food is really great and its really quiet (although, maybe I
shouldn’t tell everyone) but as a singer I need to go quiet places. I can sit
across from someone and have a quiet conversation.
total failure for a couple years. Then having a successful career on
in New York. I really don’t have a ton of choices.
there’s nothing else in life. Right now I’m getting into True Detective, but I’m not quite as into it. Although, I’m not a
huge Matthew McConaughey, and when he thanked himself at the Oscars. Don’t get
me started. I was so annoyed. Food is also a vice.
thought it wasn’t a big deal. The last few shows I’ve done there was such a
lead up to it and a nice release when it’s over. I was proud of our opening.
made a spaghetti sauce yesterday that was really good. I had friends over on
Monday night and they brought vegetarian enchiladas, so we have left overs of
that. I made a tomato and mozzarella salad. Coconut water. Mango passion fruit
juice. Kale. And tortillas for burritos later this week.
who is your first alternate guest?
chance I will forget it did. I’m very present. It’s water off a duck’s back for
shortcake for dessert. In a perfect world it would be at my grandmother’s
sunday dinner table.
that you fear” If I’m afraid of something, I know I must do it and conquer