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On Monday, May 10, 2010, I had the honor of sitting down with the multi-talented, award winning Christian Campbell. From television to film to theatre, Christian is known in every medium. His theatre credits include “Drift,” “Tick, Tick…Boom,” “Juno and the Paycock,” “Nagasaki Dust,” “A Clockwork Orange” and originating the role of “Jimmy” in the LA & New York runs of “Refer Madness,” which garnered him a Best Actor Award from the Drama Critics Circle. In film, Christian has delighted audiences in “Trick,” “Refer Madness: The Movie,” “East Street Bliss,” “Casino Jack,” “Neighbor,” “The Betrayal,” “IBID,” “One Night,” “Pretty Dead Girl,” “Thank You Good Night,”  “The Piano Man’s Daughter,” “Next Time,” and “City Boy.” Television audiences have seen Christian in such hit shows as “All My Children,” “CSI Miami,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “NCIS,” “CSI: NY,” “The Verdict,” “The Book of Daniel,” “The $treet,” “Max Steel,” “I’ve Been Waiting For You,” “Seduced by Madness,” “7th Heaven,” “Malibu Shores,” and “Degrassi High.” Chrisitian can currently be seen in The Active Theater’s production of “Magnetic North” through May 16 at The Workshop Theater in New York City (312 West 36th Street). For tickets, click here!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I would say my parents. Both of them are actors, it’s a family business.

2. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Ridley Scott. I’m a big fan of his work.

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

4. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Expect the unexpected. That’s been my life pretty much.

5. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What do you order? Dunkin’ Donuts. I order the vanilla coffee.

6. Favorite kind of sundae (ice cream flavor and toppings)? Recovering from Saturday.

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? Running.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer-Briefs. I’m a middle man, what I can I say.

9. Favorite website? NYTimes.com

10. “Gobots” or “Transformers”? Definitely Transformers..Barnum, Mirage…my favorite.


11. What is the highest and lowest note you can sing? I don’t know. It depends on how much I partied on Saturday night. Seriously, I’m a baritenor.

12. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? I can remember weird and odd facts.

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Natascia DiazTwo on the Aisle, 3 in a VanBe sure to catch fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Natascia Diaz starring in the NYC International Fringe Festival “Two on the Aisle, 3 in a Van from August 16-29. For tickets and show times visit:http://2ontheaisle3inavan.com/

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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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