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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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Prior to making his Broadway debut in the Tony Award Winning Broadway Revival of “Hair,” Andrew Kober was touring the country in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Now he gets to let more than his “Hair” hang out eight times a week. One of the many highlights of “Hair” is watching Andrew’s gift of comedic timing and hearing his rich voice night after night. In addition to “Hair,” Andrew lent his talented vocals this past summer to fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Bobby Cronin’s “Reach The Sky” concert on the song “Just Choose Right!” If you haven’t seen Andrew in “Hair” yet (along with fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Gavin Creel), come down to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in NYC on 45th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave) and enjoy an evening of fun. For more on Andrew visit: http://www.andrewkober.com/home.html.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I knew I wanted to do this for a living when I saw the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on my 6th Grade Class Trip to Toronto. The actor that played the Phantom was name Ciaran Sheenan, and I remember being just so taken with his performance. The idea that this is what his job was, and they actually paid him for doing this, was so shocking and exciting to me, I knew I had to be a part of this business.

2. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I know a lot (I mean a lot) about the New York City Subway System. I’m kind of a dork about that…I can also push my fingers pretty far into my eye sockets and I’m very good with electronics.

3. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? Hmmm. On a good day I have a low G. The high note I sing in “My Conviction” is an A, I sing a couple of B’s in Aquarius, and I sometimes sing higher in the show…I’m gonna guess I can comfortably sing a high D if warmed up.

4. If you couldn’t be doing what you are doing now, what career would you choose? I’d probably teach. I taught acting at a theater camp in Cleveland a lot of my summers growing up, and that’s something that makes me incredibly happy. To work with children and art in some capacity. I’d also like to be the guy that designs highway exits and overpasses. Nothing is quite as beautiful as a well-designed highway exit ramp.

5. What was your first fan encounter like? Bizarre…I was actually with my mom. She was visiting me here in New York and it was just after Hair had begun previews. We were walking down the street and someone passing by said “I think you’re wonderful!” My mom asked who they thought I was, and I realized, I think they know it’s me! It’s just so strange and exciting because I was such a fan of Broadway growing up, and now being here…It’s totally a corny dream come true.

6. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs. (Did I just rock your world?)

7. Favorite comedian? Georgo Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Michael Ian Black.

8. Favorite website? I check a few every day. Playbill, HuffingtonPost, NYTimes, Facebook, Twitter, and a couple of iPhone and Mac blogs.

9. Favorite ride at an amusement park? I just rode my first roller coaster a year or so ago (I used to be too overweight to fit…). Now I love them! I’ve only had the chance to ride them at one park (Six Flags, Tampa), but I’m looking forward to more chances.

10. “Family Ties” or “Growing Pains”? Both before my time…Step by Step? Family Matters? Saved By The Bell?

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. Favorite drink?

Non-Alcoholic – Tropicana Some Pulp Orange Juice

Alcoholic – Gin and Tonic or Scotch on the rocks

12. Summer Resort or Winter Retreat? Winter! I’m not a fan of the heat. I think I’d love an Alaskan Cruise…Do you know Rosie? Maybe she can hook me up!

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