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Ian KnauerIan Knauer sparkles on stage, just like his beautiful blue eyes. On Broadway he has starred in “By Jeeves” (which he also recreated for the film) & “State Fair”, while Off-Broadway he has starred in “The Most Happy Fella (NY City Opera), “South Pacific In Concert” (Carnegie Hall), Encores! At City Center productions of “The Apple Tree”, “Wonderful Town”, “Pardon My English”, &  “And Of Thee I Sing”; “How Now, Dow Jones” (York Theatre); “Clue: The Musical” & “Suspect” (NYMF), and a workshop of Barry Manilow’s “Harmony”. Nationally, Ian has ben seen in “42nd Street”, “The Will Rogers Follies”, “Doctor Dolittle”, “Sunset Blvd”, “The Wizard Of Oz”, & “Seven Brides….”  Currently, Ian can be seen lighting up the stage on the smash hit North American Tour  of  “Mamma Mia”. To find out when the tour will be in your area visit: http://www.mamma-mia.com/

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I don’t think there was one person who inspired me – at least not that I remember. I am inspired often though when I see performers now who seem to resonate with me. Meryl Streep in Doubt was absolutely transforming to me. Dudley Moore in Arthur. Eva Cassidy in almost every song. . . If I could have the impact on one person that they have had on me – I would be a happy man!

2. What is your best and worst experience in a show? My best experience is any time I make an audience roar with laughter – I know that that laughter is the product of a collaboration – but it sure feels good! My worst, I think, is during one show of Clue – The Musical off-Broadway. A group of drunk bachelorettes were sitting in the front row and one of them decided to wake up the bride-to-be. She proceeded to scream profanities at the top of her lungs about how horrible it was that our show was still going on. Good times.

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Nope!

4. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What do you order? Starbucks – Large Earl Grey Tea with one tea bag – skim milk and lots of sugar. 🙂

5. Favorite way to stay in shape? I do a lot of walking and I do sit-ups and push-ups every other day and lots and lots of stretching. Of course the shows that I do help to keep me in shape too.

6. Boxers or Briefs? Briefs.

7. Favorite TV show? I don’t watch TV but I think I would like Ugly Betty.

8. Favorite actor? I don’t have a favorite.

9. Superman or Wonder Woman? Superman – I like a strong man who looks good in tights!

10. Summer Resort or Winter Retreat? Summer resort – I love the sun and all of the activities around the beach or a pool.

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