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Joan Marcus

Photographer Joan Marcus has captured some of the greatest moments on the Broadway stage. In a career spanning the last twenty-five years, Joan has photographed over 300 shows, with iconic images appearing on Times Square billboards, Playbill covers and national newspapers. She has worked in all facets of the theater world, shooting for national tours and serving as the in-house photographer for the Kennedy Center. This year, at the Tony Awards, she will be receiving a Tony Honor for her extensive work in the New York Theater Community. Joan may not be taking any onstage bows in the near future, but she is just as much a fixture on the Great White Way as any Broadway superstar. This week, we are happy to have Joan Marcus On the Couch!

What do you consider to be your best asset?

My ability to adapt to and feel comfortable in almost any situation.

What was your proudest moment?

It just happened when I got the call from William Ivey Long saying I had received the Tony Honor. I'm still in shock.

What is your favorite drink?

Cranberry and seltzer with lime.

What is your favorite food?

Roast Chicken.

What is your favorite condiment?


What is your current obsession?

Binge watching TV Series.

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?

Being an obsessed foodie.

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?

What I do almost every day.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?

Shoes I don't wear.

What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?

Candy Crush.

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?

It would be the vice I'm trying to give up and not going to the gym.

What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

Freedom to do what I wanted with my life.

What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

Along with the freedom came the fear that one day I might be a bag lady.

What in the world most thrills you?

Traveling to new places with my husband.

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?

Breaking news stories that aren't.

What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?

George C. Scott calling me an asshole.

What is your favorite place in the world?

Usually the place I've traveled to last.

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?

Kindness and a sense of humor.

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?

Definitely dogs.

What is your personal motto?

What is the worst that could happen.