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Nancy Anderson is an Olivier, Helen Hayes, and Drama Desk nominated performer. She delights audiences with her beautiful voice as well as her brilliant acting, especially her comedic timing! She has played multiple roles in a single show and her stage presence reflects her strong skill set. On Broadway she has appeared in “A Class Act” and the revival of “Wonderful Town.” She has appeared on PBS’ Great Performances in the West End premiere of “Kiss Me Kate” as “Lois/Bianca” for which Nancy received an Olivier and Helen Hayes Award Nomination and “Annie Get Your Gun” starring Reba McEntire. Off-Broadway she received Drama Desk Award nominations for playing all the women in “Jolson & Company” and for the title role in “Fanny Hill,” both at the York Theatre. Regionally, Nancy has been seen in “Ordinary Days” (South Coast Rep), “White Noise” (New Orleans), “The Women” (Old Globe), Cape Playhouse’s “A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine” and “Sylvia,” “By Jeeves” (Goodspeed, Geffin, & Kennedy Center), “The Black Monk” (Yale Rep), “Sweeney Todd” (Goodspeed), and “Crazy For You” (Pioneer Playhouse). She has also been seen in the Encores production of “No, No Nanette” starring Rosie O’ Donnell & Sandy Duncan as well as appearing with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall in his Valentine’s tribute concert “Hooray For Love Songs.” Nancy has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and is a regular at Town Hall in NYC in Scott Siegel’s “Broadway By The Year” series. Her debut album “Ten Cents A Dance” is available now. Nancy can currently be seen at the York Theatre in the hit Off-Broadway premiere of “Yank: A World War II Love Story” through April 4. For more on Nancy be sure to visit: http://www.nancyanderson.name.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? That’s a tough question, because I don’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a performer-but my guess is it’s a combination between my grandmother, who was a concert violinist, my sister, who was probably the first person i saw perform, and Judy Garland (from the Wizard of Oz on tv, of course..)

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? High B (high C on a good day). Low E (below middle C).

3. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Stephen Sondheim.

4. What is your proudest moment? oh, that’s impossible…maybe when I conducted an 80-voice choir of kids at the Summer Stars camp in Rochester, NY.

5. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Well, most people know I play the Ukulele, but not many know that I can tumble-in fact, for the first time in my life I was asked to tumble in an audition for Peter Pan at Papermill-just last week!

6. Favorite skin care product? Elizabeth Arden’s anti-wrinkle serum.

7. Favorite kind of shoes? Platform boots.

8. Favorite play/musical? Sunday in the Park With George.

9. Favorite website? http://www.earthwatch.org.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Superman.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. Favorite way to spend your day off? In NYC-walking the brooklyn bridge. In San Diego-Surfing.

12. Favorite quote: I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

– John Adams

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Ian KnauerIan Knauer sparkles on stage, just like his beautiful blue eyes. On Broadway he has starred in “By Jeeves” (which he also recreated for the film) & “State Fair”, while Off-Broadway he has starred in “The Most Happy Fella (NY City Opera), “South Pacific In Concert” (Carnegie Hall), Encores! At City Center productions of “The Apple Tree”, “Wonderful Town”, “Pardon My English”, &  “And Of Thee I Sing”; “How Now, Dow Jones” (York Theatre); “Clue: The Musical” & “Suspect” (NYMF), and a workshop of Barry Manilow’s “Harmony”. Nationally, Ian has ben seen in “42nd Street”, “The Will Rogers Follies”, “Doctor Dolittle”, “Sunset Blvd”, “The Wizard Of Oz”, & “Seven Brides….”  Currently, Ian can be seen lighting up the stage on the smash hit North American Tour  of  “Mamma Mia”. To find out when the tour will be in your area visit: http://www.mamma-mia.com/

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I don’t think there was one person who inspired me – at least not that I remember. I am inspired often though when I see performers now who seem to resonate with me. Meryl Streep in Doubt was absolutely transforming to me. Dudley Moore in Arthur. Eva Cassidy in almost every song. . . If I could have the impact on one person that they have had on me – I would be a happy man!

2. What is your best and worst experience in a show? My best experience is any time I make an audience roar with laughter – I know that that laughter is the product of a collaboration – but it sure feels good! My worst, I think, is during one show of Clue – The Musical off-Broadway. A group of drunk bachelorettes were sitting in the front row and one of them decided to wake up the bride-to-be. She proceeded to scream profanities at the top of her lungs about how horrible it was that our show was still going on. Good times.

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Nope!

4. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What do you order? Starbucks – Large Earl Grey Tea with one tea bag – skim milk and lots of sugar. 🙂

5. Favorite way to stay in shape? I do a lot of walking and I do sit-ups and push-ups every other day and lots and lots of stretching. Of course the shows that I do help to keep me in shape too.

6. Boxers or Briefs? Briefs.

7. Favorite TV show? I don’t watch TV but I think I would like Ugly Betty.

8. Favorite actor? I don’t have a favorite.

9. Superman or Wonder Woman? Superman – I like a strong man who looks good in tights!

10. Summer Resort or Winter Retreat? Summer resort – I love the sun and all of the activities around the beach or a pool.

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