- Where you were born/where were you raised? Flossmoor, IL
- Zodiac sign: Aquarius
- What are/were the careers of your parents? Both are retired. Dad was a teacher, and mom worked in the family business.
- Do you have any Siblings? Yes. Three. I’m the third of four, but I’m also the baby of the family…
- Where were you trained? No formal training; just been performing in theatre for nearly thirty years. I did, however, minor in theatre at The George Washington University.
- Current favorite audition song or monologue to use: “A Marriage Proposal” from Falsettos. It’s never actually gotten me cast, but I sure do love singing it.
Why did you want to be a part of Evil Dead? Oh where do I begin? It’s my favorite film series. I’ve been obsessed with the movies ever since I saw Army of Darkness when I was eight (8) years old. Since then, I’ve watched that film at least 100 times. I’ve seen nearly all of Bruce Campbell’s movies, and I mean, he’s made some really REALLY bad ones (coughAlienApocalypsecough). I’ve met Bruce Campbell, each of the ladies from Evil Dead, and the artist who designed the Necronomicon, and I have several signed posters, books, photo-stills, and a very special shot glass. I even own each of the video games associated with the films!
Favorite horror movie? Army of Darkness. A close second is Cabin in the Woods.
Most played song in your music collection: “Judy and the Dream of Horses” by Belle & Sebastian
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager: Pip in Great Expectations
Worst onstage mishap: I forgot the words to my song and just started word-vomiting extraneous noises. Fortunately, it was a goofy scene where the chorus supported me by visibly laughing at my pain. Unfortunately, it was a duet.
Worst costume ever: I honestly can’t think of one. I guess anything with tights before I discovered dance belts.
Worst job you ever had: I’m embarrassed to say, but being a supervisor in the 2010 Census. I was awaiting bar exam results, so I couldn’t practice law yet. I worked with the Census for about five weeks. It was such a haphazard mess with awful management. When I finally got licensed, I was excited to quit that job in order to start the second worst job I’ve ever had: Mechanic’s Lien Litigation Attorney.
Craziest audition story: According to my mom, I was almost cast as the little boy in Lorenzo’s Oil. Allegedly (again, according to my mom, as I have no recollection of it), I went to numerous callbacks, and the casting team made it clear that, if I could roll from my back to my stomach without using my hands or arms, I would be cast (the character has an illness that makes him very sick and unable to use his arms, I guess). I couldn’t do it. They tried for over an hour at my last callback to get me to do it, but it was to no avail. Sadly, I was not cast.
Role(s) you’ve been dying to play: Mendel in Falsettos (see above, re audition song) Fagin in Oliver
What were you afraid of as a child? The illustrations from the book, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.