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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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Douglas Sills is a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominee for his performance in Broadway’s “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” With a stage presence, talent, a big booming voice, and good looks, Douglas Sills is your go to guy! His many other stage credits include the Broadway revival of “Little Shop of Horrors,” Encores! productions of “Music in the Air” and “Carnival,” “On The 20th Century” for the Actors Fund, “Moonlight and Magnolias” at MTC, and BCEFA’s benefit “Broadway Backwards 5.” On the road, Douglas has starred in the National Tours of “The Scarlett Pimpernel” for which he was an Ovation Award winner, “The Secret Garden,” and “Into The Woods.” Regionally, he has been seen in “She Loves Me” (Westport Playhouse), “A Little Night Music” (Kennedy Center), “Much Ado About Nothing” (South Coast Rep), “Mack and Mabel” (Reprise), “Othello,” “Cymbeline,” and “Merry Wives” (Cal Shakes), “The Philadelphia Story,” “Richard II,” “Henry IV”, “Henry V,” and “Mrs. Warren’s Profession.” Television audiences will recognize Douglas from his guest appearances on “CSI,” “The Closer,” “Numb3rs,” and “Will & Grace,” while film goers will remember him from “Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo. Douglas just completed a run as “Captain Hook/Mr. Darling” in Papermill Playhouse’s smash hit production of “Peter Pan” (which co-starred fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participants Nancy Anderson and Zachary Infante). Douglas is gearing up for his next move, so until it’s announced, be sure to keep up with him on Facebook!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? So many. And I look for fresh inspiration all the time.
An interesting mix Olivier, Gielgud, Richardson, Alec Guinness, Peter O’Toole…..and Al Jolson,

2. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? Don’t know. Try not to take notice of absolutes like that. It seems only to enforce limits rather than encourage the spirit of an idea.

3. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Cherry Jones

4. Do you have any rituals that have to do before each performance? How do you decompress after a show? Rituals change according to the demands of the piece.  Sometimes I jog to the theater, or do a recorded warm-up geared to the piece, read historically-related fiction about the period….but whatever it is, it’s generally solitary activity. Decompression also varies depending on the situation….ie: comedy or tragedy, musical or play, near home or long travel afterward,  friends in the show or not. Nothing too routine for decompression. Usually have to get back to let the dog out . She’s been my decompression more than anything….Care of something outside myself. I like to get home and bring something to my partner.

5. What’s your proudest moment? Having my folks attend the Tony Awards at which I was nominated and performed.

6. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I can dismember a body in 32 minutes.

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? My favorite way would be to eat whatever I like…but that doesn’t work. Ummm working is my favorite way to stay in shape generally. But I like to push myself to try new things….ie: did Bikram for a while. Tried a vegan regimen for a while. I get the feeling yoga is likely the best approach for me.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Boxers around the house. Briefs otherwise.

9. Favorite website? Dailycoyote.net

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Neither. Spongebob, Peter Griffin or Larry David.

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. Favorite quote? “Astound yourself with your personal courage everyday”  -Olivier

12. Favorite way to spend your day off? Strolling a shaded beach with my dog and my partner, looking for sea life in the shallows.

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In 2004, Jefferson Mays won a Tony, Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel, and Theatre World Award for his performance in the Broadway production of “I Am My Own Wife,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Doug Wright. His other Broadway credits include “Pygmalion” and “Journey’s End.” He has also starred in the “Quartermaine’s Terms” at Williamstown Theatre Festival. His film and television credits include: “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People,” “Alfie,” “The Nortorious Bettie Page,” “Kinsey,” “The Closer,” “Fringe,” “Law & Order,” and “Nurse Jackie. Currently, Jefferson Mays can be seen in the Off-Broadway production of “Measure for Measure” at The Duke on 42nd Street in NYC (with fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Mary Testa).

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? My mum.

2. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Conrad Veidt.

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I can recite every English monarch from 1066 to the present in just under 18 seconds.

4. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Departed friends and loved ones.

5. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What do you order? Starbucks: Tall Pike’s — no room for milk.

6. Books or Magazines? 18 inch stack of various books underway on bedside table, three foot column of partially-read New Yorkers teetering Pisa-like in corner.

7. Favorite play/musical? Currently: “Measure for Measure.”

8. Favorite Quote? “The  readiness is all.”

9. Favorite website? ALDaily.com.

10. Favorite pastime? Aimless rambles around town with  my wife.

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