Nancy Anderson is no stranger to the stage, appearing in such classics as Class Act, Wonderful Town, and Kiss Me, Kate. She can now be seen in The York Theatre Company's Ionescopade, “A Musical Vaudeville,” which began performances on January 23. See what Nancy had to say when we got her on the couch!
Q: What do you consider to be your best asset?
My sense of humor.
Q: What was your proudest moment?
Opening night of my Broadway debut in A Class Act (2001).
Q: What is your favorite drink?
Pomegranate Paradise at Jamba Juice.
Q: What is your favorite food?
My gluten free pancakes.
Q: What is your favorite condiment?
Up The Creek's famous pepper mustard – a West Virginian delicacy!!!
Q: What is your current obsession?
Tetris. I know…very 80s of me….
Q: If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Chocolate. BUT I LOVE IT….I SERIOUSLY LOVE IT.
Q: What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
I WANT AN OBIE!!!!!!!
Q: What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Expensive gourmet grocery store food.
Q: What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Q: What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
High fructose corn syrup. It is of the devil.
Q: What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
My ear for music from my dad and my analytical mind from my mother.
Q: What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
My dad's quick temper and my mom's bad money habits.
Q: What in the world most thrills you?
The sound of the banjo in the rhythm section of a 30s big band.
Q: What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Q: What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
Oh, God, there are SOOOOOOOO MANY. But my very first massively embarrassing moment was when I played Peter Pan in high school, and I stepped out on stage in my first entrance and slipped on the heel of my cheap Peter Pan boots and landed on my ass!
Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Q: What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
A sense of adventure.
Q: Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
I'm allergic to both, but I love them both equally – I grew up with lots of cats, though.
Q: What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
If my niece and nephew, Sophie and Ryan walked in the door right now!
Q: What is your personal motto?
Release. Let go.