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“Adaumbelle’s Quest” 2nd Anniversary

Photo by Ben Strothmann

I am so honored to be celebrating my 2nd Anniversary here at “Adaumbelle’s Quest.” It has been very exciting to have the continued opportunity to bring my love of entertainment and interviewing to so many people. I’m very humbled by the growth of “Adaumbelle’s Quest” in this second year and hope that this expansion continues.

I may be the face of this site, but “Adaumbelle’s Quest” would not be without each and everyone of you:

Every performer and artist I have had the opportunity to interview. The fact that you took time out of your lives to answer my questions is truly a dream come true for me.

Every press agent who has taken the time to help me get so many of my participants. I would not have been able to interview them without your assistance!

Each and every person who takes the time to read “Adaumbelle’s Quest,” whether it’s on a daily, weekly, monthly, or a whenever I can basis. I’m thrilled to have your support and the reality that I have fans is another dream come true for me.

My many friends who provide me with guidance and support, allow me to talk their ear off about ideas, always there to answer my infinite amount of computer questions, and those who help me with my logos, business cards, and buttons. How would I manage this all on my own? I’m so lucky to have you in my life!

ITBA for your support and giving me a place to meet other theater bloggers.

My family for their constant love and support.

    Photo by Ben Strothmann

So once again, thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart for all of the time, support, and love you give to me and this site. I’m amazed by these two years, not only of the growth of this site, but how this site has affected my personal growth. I’m so fortunate to have it and I don’t take anyone who has ever had an interaction with this site for granted. Thank you for sticking by me and I hope you all continue to do so!

    1. How do you decide who you want to interview? Initially it was artists and performers I have been a long time fan of, but it quickly became an outlet to also promote new talent I’m introduced to.

    2. Who has been your best and worst interview? You’ll have to wait for the book on this one! (hahahaha)…Seriously though, I just feel fortunate I’ve gotten to interview everyone I have because it’s been a dream of mine to be part of the entertainment community and I finally feel like I’m starting to move in.

    3. What are some of the most popular answers? That’s really tough because everyone is so individualized in their answers, but if I had to choose, many people answer Meryl Streep when I ask “Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to?”

    It’s pretty divided between Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts or they don’t like corporate coffee places when I ask “Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts?” It’s also pretty divided between “Superman” or “Wonder Woman,” though every now and then someone gets upset I only give choices for DC Comics. The reasoning behind that is growing up I wasn’t a big comic book fan, so when I watched superhero cartoons on TV, I didn’t know one was DC and one was Marvel. To me it was just a superhero. Plus, when I was thinking of these questions, I thought if two superheros were to have it out, it would be “Superman” and “Wonder Woman.”

    For “Boxers or Briefs”…most people answer boxer briefs, but briefs do seem to win out more over boxes, unless they go commando.

    4. Favorite place to write? My apartment and sometimes on vacation, but anywhere that can just allow me to be with my thoughts and little distraction.

    5. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “The impossible is something that hasn’t been tried”–Ernst Bulova. “You can’t get a yes without asking the question.”–Bob Trautman.

    6. What’s your proudest moment? The moment I realized I am finally living the life I always dreamed for myself, just in a completely different way than I imagined.

    7. Favorite way to spend your day off? Sleeping in, going to the gym, catching up on TV shows, hanging with friends, taking a nap, going for a walk, or drinking a vanilla chai tea latte.

    8. Favorite skin care product? Origins…Perfect World Toner, Perfect World for Eyes, Matte Scientist (which they recently discontinued…please bring it back!), Never A Dull Moment, Skin Diver, Checks and Balances, and Firefighter. I also used to love Susan Lucci’s hair care products and her Youthful Essence Microdermabrasion.

    9. Favorite TV Show? I’m sure there are many more, but this is what I could remember. Now: “90210,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Modern Family,” “Glee,” “Cougar Town,” “Mike and Molly,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and “Raising Hope.” Then: “The Golden Girls,” “Family Ties,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Saved By The Bell,” “California Dreams,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Melrose Place,” “Donna Reed,” “Bewitched,” “Punky Brewster,” “Mr. Belvedere,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Silver Spoons,” “He-Man,” “She-Ra,” “GI Joe,” “Superfriends,” “Wonder Woman,” “Ellen” (TV sitcom), “The Class,” “Gobots,” “Jem and the Holograms,” “Bette,” “Sordid Lives: The Series,” “It’s All Relative,” “Strong Medicine,” “Any Day Now,” and “The Practice.”

    10. Favorite Comedian? Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Liebman, Sandra Bernhard, Jessica Kirson, Leslie Jordan, Chelsea Handler, and Julie Halston.

    BONUS QUESTIONS:

    11. Favorite kind of sundae? Cookies & Cream ice cream with rainbow sprinkles.

    12. Peanut Butter: Crunchy or Smooth? Smooth, so it spreads perfectly when I make my yummy peanut butter and cheese sandwiches!

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As the founder of LML Music, a Mac and Bistro Award Winner, Lee Lessack is a singer to be heard. Billboard Magazine has called his singing “Cabaret romanticism of a high order.” Well known on the international cabaret scene, Lee has performed to sold-out audiences throughout the United States and Europe. Lee recently released his fifth and most ambitious album to date “In Good Company” which features duets with such top performers as Michael Feinstein, Maureen McGovern, Ann Hampton Callaway, and Stephen Schwartz. His recording “Too Marvelous For Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer,” was chosen for the Grammy Awards preliminary ballot in 2002. Other recordings include his self-titled debut solo album, the GLAMA Award-winning “I Know You By Heart,” the cast recording of “An Enchanted Evening: The Music of Broadway,” and a live recording of his critically acclaimed vocal trio “3 Men and a Baby…Grand Salute to The Rat Pack.” He’s about to embark on a European tour entitled “Chanteur: an homage to the Great French Songbook with an American Perspective.” You can catch Lee on May 14 & 15 at Pizza on the Park in London and on May 17 at Le Sentier des Halles in Paris. For more on Lee, be sure to visit http://www.leelessack.com.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I’m not sure what specifically inspired me to become a performer, I’ve just always known, from a very young age, that is what I wanted to do.

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? I would have to go vocalize to tell you the answer 🙂 – I am a firm believer that if you need to reach a note in order to relay the truth and story of the song, you will do so.  I never look at notes – I just sing.

3. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? k.d. lang – i think she has the most stunning voice and I love her artistry.  it would be a dream come true to sing a duet with her.

4. What is your proudest moment? In 2005, when we were releasing my duets CD, “In Good Company” which featured 17 newly recorded duets with many notable aritsts (Michael Feinstein, Maureen McGovern, Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway, Amanda McBroom etc.) we re-created the album for a LIVE concert at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. It was a glorious musical event.

5. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Well….I do play the Fluke…

6. Favorite play/musical? That is a tough question.  For current musicals I would have to say I really enjoyed “In The Heights” but I also love the old classics like “The King & I.”

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? Lately, I’ve been doing a workout called TRX which I really love. I have a trainer here at home, but I can actually travel with the device and do the workout right in my hotel room which is great! I also love to hike.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Boxers to sleep, briefs during the day 🙂

9. Favorite website? LeeLessack.com of course!

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Superman.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. Favorite drink? Red Wine or a Dirty Martini.

12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Stay focused on your goal and intention and don’t worry so much about the method or path it takes to get there. You may just be surprised that the path takes some unexpected turns and if you stay focused on your goal you’ll be more open and aware of the routes offered.

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