I knew I wanted to be in show business when I choreographed and performed a song-and-tap number for my kindergarten pageant. I played to an SRO crowd!
The worst thing about being an actor is pretending that you're not an actor while working at a desk job or a sales counter.
My worst audition ever was for the musical Company at Stagebrush Theatre. I sang a ballad (what was I thinking?!), then came back the second night begging for another shot. This time I did something upbeat/comedic and got cast. Shortly afterwards the music director moved in with me -- and he's still here nearly 20 years later!
The happiest day of my life was when I walked out of an office building for the last time and officially launched Durant Communications. It had been pouring rain all day, but suddenly the skies cleared and there was a double rainbow. I thought to myself, "Yep, there's definitely a higher power at work in all of this."
If I could be anyone other than myself, it would be a lyricist for Barry Manilow.
It's not entirely true, but I sometimes tell people that I'm a recovered Catholic -- when in fact no one ever fully recovers from Catholicism.
The fictional character I am most like is C.J. Cregg from The West Wing.
I am utterly terrified of falling ass-backwards -- camera in hand -- off a stage during a production photo shoot!
I laugh uncontrollably at Robin Williams and Jon Stewart.
The one thing I absolutely refuse to do on stage is nudity. Only two people get to see the full Monty: my hubby and my doctor -- and I have to pay my doctor!
Something I have never admitted to anyone before is that my first paid acting job was dressing as an eight-foot Twinkie and handing out samples in a mall. I scared the hell out of little children.
Currently I am reading True and False by David Mamet -- yet again.
The first time I got drunk I threw up. On my prom date!
Like my mother used to say, "Jealousy can break stones."