Christina Sajous, currently starring as Shirley in the Broadway production of Baby It's You!, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.
Sajous made her Broadway debut originating the role of the Extraordinary Girl in Green Day's American Idiot.
Other theatre work includes King Lear at Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Who's Tommy at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Aida at Artpark and the national tour of Rent.
Full given name: Christina Sajous
Where you were born/where you were raised: I am a native New Yorker! Raised in the Bronx and Manhattan.
What your parents did/do for a living:My mother is a Sergeant First Class of the US Army Reserves.
Special skills: I can ride a mean unicycle.
Something you're REALLY bad at: I'm clumsy! Walking in a straight line is a tedious task for me.
First Broadway show you ever saw: I was 3 years old when I saw the play Checkmates (1988), starring Ruby Dee and Denzel Washington.
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? I wish I was born early enough to experience Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire.
Favorite showtune of all time: The triumphant "And I Am Telling You" from Dreamgirls.
Some favorite musicals: Little Shop of Horrors, The Threepenny Opera, Chicago, Rent and Carmen Jones.
Broadway or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with: Sir Laurence Olivier
Your personal vocal idols, living or dead Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday, Janis Jopin, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson, Frankie Lymon, Sam Cooke, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Axl Rose, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Bob Marley. Their vocals have all inspired me!
One performance - attended - that you will never forget: John Leguizamo’s Sexaholix was outrageously funny. He tickles every bone in my body.
Music that makes you cry, any genre: Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me"
MAC or PC? MAC
Most played song on your iPod: "Hey Jude" by the Beatles
Full interview at Playbill: HERE