I am truly honored and humbled that "Adaumbelle's Quest" is celebrating 3 years! I still remember when this was all just an idea over lunch with friends. Now three years later, it's become so much more.
There are so many people who have helped me along the way...my friends, family, co-workers, press reps, participants, and my dedicated and ever-growing fans! I can't thank you enough for helping make "Adaumbelle's Quest" what it has become.
I spend a lot of time and energy trying to make this fun, enjoyable, and "educational." I hope after reading an interview, you feel like you know that participant in a way no one else has discovered. I have a lot of wonderful plans going forward to make my site easier to remember, more interactive, and hopefully more fun. I am always looking for input, so feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you are thinking.
For the past two years, I've always interviewed myself for my anniversary, but this year, I thought it would be fun to answer your "burning" questions. So throughout the day, ask me a question. I'll answer as many as I can and post all the answers here and on my Facebook Fan Page!
Thank you again to each and every one of you who have helped make this site the dream come true that it is! I hope you continue with me on this journey!
From my fans to me:
From Alicia: If you could see any performance, past or present, and then interview the person afterward, who would it be and what performance? If we are talking about music, it would be Dolly Parton, Cher, Tina Turner, Reba McEntire, RuPaul, Alanis Morissette, Deborah Gibson, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Deana Carter, Wilson Phillips, Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Katey Sagal. I'm sure there are a host of people I'm leaving out.
If we are talking about theatre, Laurie Beechman in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Liza Minnelli in multiple shows, Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein in "They're Playing Our Song," Sutton Foster and Harriet Harris in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," Angela Lansbury in any show she was in, Cheyenne Jackson in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," and "All Shook Up," Matthew Morrison and Mary Bond Davis in "Hairspray" and then Matthew in "The Light in the Piazza," Madonna in "Speed the Plow," Hugh Jackman in "The Boy From Oz" and "Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway," for the follow-up, Patti LuPone in "Evita" and then again in a later role for the follow-up, Raul Esparza in "Tick, Tick...Boom," and "Taboo," Jason Opsahl and Jane Connell in "The Full Monty," Jerry Mitchell in "The Will Rogers Follies" and now with "Broadway Bares," Joe Machota, Louise Pitre, and Tina Maggidan in "Mamma Mia," Anne Heche in "Proof," and so many more that I can't think of at the moment.
From Byrne: If you could interview any three theatre people (living or dead) who would you choose and what would you ask them? It depends on what you consider a theatre person, but either way that's hard to choose. So many of the people above, but if I had to pick three, it would be: Jason Opsahl from "The Full Monty" because that before I had my blog and I only met him a few times and when I bumped into him on the street with his parents, he remembered my full name. That meant a lot to me and I have never forgotten it or him (sadly Jason passed away in 2002 at the young age of 39), Laurie Beechman, and Jerry Mitchell. What I would ask them, would depend upon when in their career I am interviewing them. Most likely, many of the same questions I ask now.
From Antonio: You are doing a fun nude interview in a sauna with...Cheyenne Jackson, Gavin Creel, Matthew Morrison, Neil Patrick Harris, Jerry Mitchell, Hugh Jackman, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Joey Lawrence, Josh Bowman, Jesse Metcalfe, Rick Schroder, Trevor Donovan, Matt Lanter, Darren Criss, Jonathan Sharp, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Fran Drescher, and so many I'm sure I'm leaving out.
From Alex: Either literally or figuratively, deep dish or thin crust? Thin Crust hands down with a give-in, I can't believe I'm eating this, craving to Deep Dish every once in a while.
From Girlsees: If YOU could be interviewed by anyone...dead or alive.. who would it be? There are many people I would love to be interviewed by, but my number one choice is Liz Smith! I've loved her ever since I was in middle school. If Liz was not available, I'd want either Johnny Carson, Barbara Walters, Steve Kmetko, Anderson Cooper, Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Giffford, Kelly Ripa, Jay Leno, Seth Rudetsky, Christine Pedi, Mario Lopez, or AJ Hammer.