By Matthew Blank
10 Jul 2012
DeCicco appeared as Glinda in the first national tour of Wicked and was part of the original Broadway cast of Sister Act.
Other theatre credits include Cindy Lou Huffington in The Marvelous Wonderettes, Elmire in Tartuffe, Maria in West Side Story, Eponine in Les Misérables (Barrymore winner), Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard, Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Hope Cladwell in Urinetown.
|Full given name:||Christina Marie Anne DeCicco|
|Where you were born/where you were raised:||Born in Brooklyn, NY. Raised in Long Island, NY.|
|Zodiac Sign:||Scorpio... to a fault.|
|What your parents did/do for a living:||My mom is the Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools in the town I grew up in. My dad is a Local 3 Electrician.|
|Siblings:||One fabulous older sister, Diana.|
|Special skills:||I just finished my first half marathon in under two hours! I think that's a pretty special skill.|
|Something you're REALLY bad at:||I'm terrible at going to bed at a reasonable time!! Which is probably why I am so clumsy and always falling!! I fall all of the time. Maybe if I start getting more sleep...|
|First Broadway show you ever saw:||Annie in 1983 and I sang along the entire time! Oops.|
|If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be?||The original production of Evita (on a Wednesday or Saturday matinee).|
|Current or recent show you recommended to friends:||Venus in Fur. Nina Arianda was a powerhouse!!|
|Favorite showtune(s) of all time:||The "Tonight" quintet from West Side Story|
|Some favorite modern musicals:||City of Angels, Light in the Piazza|
|Some favorite classic musicals:||West Side Story, A Chorus Line (Does that count as a classic? It's a classic to me!)|
|Stage or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with:||How about TV stars? Because it would definitely be Lucille Ball or the entire cast of "The Honeymooners."|
|Music that makes you cry, any genre:||"Yesterday" by The Beatles|
|MAC or PC?||MAC|
|Most played song on your iPod:||Since I've been running a lot lately, it’s probably something by Ke$ha, Katy Perry or Rihanna!!|
|Last book you read:||"Eva Peron: A Biography" by Alicia Ortiz. Elena Roger and I have read and re-read this book throughout the Evita rehearsal process, although she had Spanish text and I had the English!|
|Must-see TV show(s):||"Mad Men"!!!|
|Last good movie you saw:||I loved "My Week With Marilyn"|
|Some films you consider classics:||
"The Wizard of Oz"|
"A League of Their Own"
"Godfather" I & II
"Elf" ("You sit on a throne of lies!!!!")
|Pop culture guilty pleasure:||I like to keep up with the Kardashians...|
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