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Whether he’s using his soulfully powerful voice to belt out tunes, or his fine acting skills that whisk you away, or dazzling an audience with his dance moves, Marty Thomas is a performer to go see!

Growing up in Missouri, Marty’s star has been shining from an early age. From local talent shows to regional theatre, Marty climbed the ranks, making quite a name for himself. In 1992, Marty won the title of Junior Vocalist on “Ed McMahon’s Junior Star Search.” From there, Marty was featured in many television programs and commercials which led to him to be cast as one of the leads in the Broadway musical “The Secret Garden.” After the Broadway run, Marty headed back home to pursue his singing career by joining a young country pop band called “The Young Branson Stars” who eventually became the opening act for several country stars such as The Oak Ridge Boys, Glenn Campbell, and Steve Warner.

Marty ultimately returned to New York to continue his dream of performing. From Broadway’s “Wicked” and “Xanadu” to solo concerts, Marty has worked non-stop. In 2001, Marty made his Billboard debut with “Resurrect Me (Lift Me Up)” on Westend Records which led him to receive a Billboard award for “Song of the Year” in Gospel/Contemporary Christian Category as well as several Grammy nominations. In 2004, Marty released his solo CD “Marty Thomas” which is a collection of his most popular cover songs. Marty can also be heard on The Broadway Boys CD “Lullaby of Broadway.” Come party with Marty at The Monster (80 Grove Street, NYC) on Sunday, September 12 at 8:30pm at “Glitterball 2010.” Stay to enjoy Marty perform at 10:30pm along with fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participants Katie Thompson, Kate Pazakis, and Tituss Burgess. For much more on Marty, be sure to visit http://www.martythomas.com.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? Many people, my oldest sister Amy was a pageant gal in her day, probably the most influential in my wanting to be on the stage. I also found a video cassette at a garage sale when I was 10 of all Linda Eder’s Star Search episodes. I think that video both inspired me to want to be a belter and began my obsession with the divas. I also had a strange obsession with Jennifer Holiday at 6. Do the math.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? Hmmm…I can sing down to B Flat..and can belt Ds, Es on good and hyper days. :). Or if Kate Pazakis is in the room, it’s limitless.

3. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Jane Lynch. Love her. I have a feeling we would have very funny things to say to each other.

4. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I don’t think I have any secret talents..I’m such a show off…lord knows if I was good I at it, I’d probably die making sure the whole world knew about it…lol.

5. Favorite way to stay in shape? Roller skating! Duh.

6. Boxers or Briefs? Briefs, my jeans are far too tight to fit anything else under them.

7. Favorite meal? All you can eat crab legs and peel and eat shrimp at the casino. Mmmmm….Nothing beats White Trash Casino night!

8. Favorite play/musical? Hmmmm…I’m totally into Memphis right now, but I’m an old school Dreamgirls fanatic.

9. Favorite website? Facebook, I have a problem.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Absolutely Wonder Woman!

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. What’s your proudest moment? When I won the Mr. Broadway Pageant…I worked really hard for it, and had a great time, all for a great cause.

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “Do you, let everybody else figure out how fierce you are in their own time.” (Got that from Billy Porter, my hero.)

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Congratulations to all the winners of the 2010 Emmy Awards!

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”

Outstanding Comedy Series: “Modern Family”

Outstanding Drama Series: “Mad Men”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Al Pacino, “You Don’t Know Jack”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris, “Bryan Ryan” in “Glee: Dream On”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow, “Arthur Mitchell” in “Dexter: Road Kill”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Betty White, Host, “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, “Cameron Tucker” in “Modern Family”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Jesse Pinkman” in “Breaking Bad”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn, “Dr. Carlock” in “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, “Sue Sylvester” in “Glee”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, “Kalinda Sharma” in “The Good Wife”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, “Eustacia” in “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: Anne Hathaway, “Princess Penelope” in “Once Upon A Time In Springfield”

Outstanding Made For Television Movie: “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding Miniseries: “The Pacific”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: “Top Chef”

Outstanding Reality Program: “Jamie Olvier’s Food Revolution”

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With John Stewart”

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special: “The Kennedy Center Honors”

Outstanding Animated Program: “Disney Prep & Landing”

Outstanding Short-format Animated Program: “Robot Chickent: Full-Assed Christmas Speical”

Outstanding Nonfiction Series: “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea”

Outstanding Nonfiction Special: “Teddy: In His Own Words”

Outstanding Art Direction For a Miniseries or Movie: “The Pacific”

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music, or Nonfiction Programming: “82nd Annual Academy Awards”

Outstanding Children’s Program: “Wizards Of Waverly Place: The Movie”

Outstanding Directing For a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, Director, “Glee-Pilot-Director’s Cut”

Outstanding Directing For a Drama Series: Steve Shill, Director, “Dexter: The Getaway”

Outstanding Directing For a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Mick Jackson, Director, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding Directing For a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: Don Roy King, Director, “Saturday Night Live: Host Betty White”

Outstanding Directing For a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts, Director, “Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony”

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming: Barak Goodman, Director, “My Lai”

(For a complete list of winners visit: http://www.emmys.com)

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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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