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Natascia Diaz Award Winning actress Natascia Diaz has been dazzling theatre audiences for years, especially with her pristine and powerful vocals. She received the 2009 Helen Hayes Award for her performance in Washington DC Signature Theatre’s production of “Rooms, A Rock Romance”. Natascia was also featured in their 2008 production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman”. In addition to the Helen Hayes Award, Natascia is also the recipient of Chicago’s 1996 Joeseph Jefferson Award for her performance as “Anita” in the National Tour of “West Side Story” as well as the 2006 Kevin Kline award for the same role at St. Louis’ Muny. On Broadway Natascia has been featured in “Man of LaMancha”, “Seussical”, & “Carousel” while Off-Broadway she has delighted audiences in “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in Paris”, “Tick, Tick…Boom” (for which she received an Ovation Award Nomination), and Stephen Sondheim’s “Saturday Night”. In addition to theatre, Natascia has also lit up the screen in TV’s “Law & Order”, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”, & “Damages” as well as the films “Tiny Dancer”, “How to Seduce Difficult Women” and the current documentary “Every Little Step”, which recounts the journey of Broadway’s “A Chorus Line”.  Check your local movie theater for times!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My parents. Opera singer dad, ballerina mom. They were both incredible storytellers in each of their professions and filled me with respect and awe of all things theatrical.

2. What is the hightest and lowest note you can sing? Highest; A flat. Aldonza. “It’s…all….the SAME!!!!!!” at the end of Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA. Lowest; every note in KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN. lol

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I’m a great mimic.

4. Is there ever a time you thought about quitting? Been thinking of quitting now for over a year. Still do.

5. Favorite kind of sundae (ice cream flavor & toppings)? Don’t like sundaes. Prefer anything dark chocolate.

6. Favorite kind of shoes? Dansko’s.

7. Favorite holiday? Christmas. There is magic and holiness in it. and Easter. for the sense of renewal. And rebirth.

8. Summer Resort or Winter Retreat? Winter retreat. It’s when we need it most. If I had a choice, both.

9. What skin care products do you use? Aveeno. I am blessed with very good skin, though. Don’t need much fussing.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? I made a figure of her out of a bottle when I was very little. WONDERWOMAN. ALL THE WAY.

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Mike DoyleAs stated in New York Times Arts section on June 3, 2009 “TV Actor Chalks Up Dramatic Demise No. 7”, actor Mike Doyle has been killed off in so many made-for-television movies and shows that if there were a gold statue on his mantel at home, it would be lying flat on its back with a chalk outline around it (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/arts/television/03doyl.html?_r=2&ref=television). He’s been killed off in:  “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Oz”, “Smith”, “Loss of Innocence”, “Tides of War”, “Bella Mafia”, &  the forthcoming “Sibling: Marcus Miller the Orphan Killer”.  Other television and movie roles include “In Treatment”, “Sex and the City”, “ER”  “Rules of Attraction”, & “P.S. I Love You”.  In addition to television and movies, Mike has been featured in the Off-Broadway hits “Burning Blue” and Lincoln Center’s “The New Century”.  Mike is currently filming the movie “Rabbit Hole”, but for now, check out his recent interview on ABC’s Nightline: http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7741678. You can keep up to date with all of Mike’s happenings at http://twitter.com/actormikedoyle or on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0236451/.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My best friend from 6th grade, Patrick Meyers, who, in 5th grade, adapted and staged a version of ‘Annie’ called ‘Petie’ casting himself in the lead.  Brilliant.

2. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? I’ve worked with some pretty amazing actors, but I would have to say Teri Garr.

3. Is there ever a time you thought about quitting? Quitting what?

4. What is the best advice a teacher ever gave you? Do not improv “I’m so cold” in a death scene.

5. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? bubble throat.

6. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? My grandmother.

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? Worry.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Depends on the audition.

9. Favorite Website? Flickr.com.

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Flying in the invisible jet with Wonder Woman while Superman flies by our side.

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