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When two-time Tony Award Nominee, Mary Testa takes the stage, the audience takes notice, whether it’s her impeccable comedic timing or beautiful singing voice including a belt that knocks the roof off. It’s no wonder she was nominated for her roles in the Broadway revivals of “42nd Street” and “On The Town.” Her other Broadway credits include “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum,” “Barnum,” “The Rink,” “Marilyn,” “Chicago,” “Marie Christine,” “Xanadu,” and the 2009 revival of “Guys and Dolls.” Mary has also delighted audiences Off-Broadway in such shows as “See What I Wanna See,” “First Lady Suite,” “String of Pearls,” “The Vagina Monologues,” “From Above,” “A New Brain”, and “In Trousers.” She was also a series regular on NBC’s “Whoopi” and guest starred on HBO’s “Sex and the City.” Mary can currently be seen in the Off-Broadway revival of “Measure for Measure” (also starring fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Jefferson Mays) playing at The Duke on 42nd Street in New York City (229 West 42nd Street between 7th & 8th Ave).

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? Marcel Marceau.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you sing? high c (with my arms over my head) and low a.

3. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Luis Bunuel (unfortunately, he is dead).

4. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Probably God.

5. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What do you order? Actually, I order decaf coffee from both.

6. Favorite play/musical? Play: A tie between “The Ruling Class” & “Comedians.”  Musical: Anything by Michael John Lachiusa &  Floyd Collins.

7. Favorite store to shop in? Berdorf’s during the shoe sale, and Lord and Taylor.

8. Favorite way to spend your day off? Shopping.

9. Favorite website? dilsted.com and awfulplasticsurgery.com.

10. “Mary” or “Rhoda”? Rhoda.

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Here at “Adaumbelle’s Quest” we try to make everyone feel a part of the entertainment we deliver. So we are covering the 2010 Golden Globe awards live and up to the minute…sit back, relax, and enjoy:

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture: Mo’nique “Precious: Based Upon The Novel Push By Sapphire”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series-Comedy or Musical: Toni Collette “United States of Tara”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie: John Lithgow, “Dexter”

Best Animated Feature Film: “Up”

Best Performance By An Actor In a Television Series-Drama: Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series-Drama: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Original Song-Motion Picture: “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)”, “Crazy Heart,” Music and Lyrics by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett

Best Original Score-Motion Picture: Michael Giacchino, “Up”

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie: “Grey Gardens” (HBO)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series or TV Movie: Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series or TV Movie: Drew Barrymore, “Grey Gardens”

Best Screenplay-Motion Picture: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner “Up In The Air”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series-Comedy or Musical: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Best Foreign Language Film: “The White Ribbon” Germany

Best TV Series-Drama: “Mad Men” (AMC)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie: Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Director-Motion Picture: James Cameron, “Avatar”

Best TV Series-Comedy or Musical: “Glee”

Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: “The Hangover”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture-Drama: Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical: Robert Downey Jr. “Sherlock Holmes”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Drama: Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”

Best Motion Picture Drama: “Avatar”

Congratulations to all the winners tonight, especially “Glee” for you deserve nothing but the best!

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Wendy LiebmanFrom appearances on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson” to  “Late Night with David Letterman” to her own HBO Special, Award Winning Comedian, Wendy Liebman has been making us laugh for over 20 years! Check out www.wendyliebman.com to see when she’ll be appearing at comedy club near you or in your living room on TV.

1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a comedian? I used to get really nervous for the comedians when I watched them on the Tonight Show. My heart would start pounding. I don’t know if I knew I wanted to be a comedian, but I was obviously invested on some level. The first time I got laughs on stage was in college. I was in a play called Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein, and my character didn’t say a lot but she had really funny lines. Getting laughs is addictive. When I was 24 I took a night class at an adult ed school on How To Be A Stand-up Comedian, and I was hooked.

2. What was your first face to face fan encounter like? I was going into a bathroom at a truck stop on 95 S, driving from Boston to New York, and this guy said, “There’s Ruth Buzzi.” Cause I used to say someone thought I looked like her in my act. (“I don’t know who she is. Is she pretty?”) I don’t know if the guy was a fan, but the fact that a stranger in the middle of nowhere recognized me was fun. To this day I’m always amazed when someone recognizes me. Especially my parents.

3. What website to get your news from? I get a lot of my news from a few different websites. LBNelert.com, Huffingtonpost.com, and Naturalnews.com. The last one is a health website that I love.

4. Favorite Holiday? I like Thanksgiving the most, but in theory only.

5. Favorite talk show host? Oooh, I love them all. I’d love to be on Conan one day and Tavis Smiley.

6. Today Show or Good Morning America? I’m not up that early. (Actually I am but I don’t know which or which. I like Diane Sawyer and Meredith Vieira.)

7. Favorite actor? Al Pacino.

8. Books or Magazines? Both. I love books about the soul (Pema Chodron) and writing (by Ann Lamott and Natalie Goldberg). I also like some novels. Magazines, in the supermarket. And The New Yorker for the cartoons.

9. What’s in your purse? I spent so much money on my purse I have nothing to put in it.

10. Favorite kind of shoes? Skechers.

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