CUE & A: Rock of Ages Star Carrie St. Louis on Late-Night Snacking, Backstage Dance Parties and Dreams of Sweeney Todd

By Matthew Blank
15 Jul 2014

Carrie St. Louis
Carrie St. Louis

Carrie St. Louis, who stars as Sherrie in the Broadway production of Rock of Ages, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

St. Louis makes her Broadway debut after originating this role in the Las Vegas production of Rock of Ages.

Other credits include Justin Love (world premiere, Amanda), The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet) and City of Angels (Alaura).  She is a graduate of USC’s Thornton School of Music.



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Full given name: Caroline Brickley St. Louis
Where you were born/where you were raised: Born in Santa Barbara, CA. Raised in Palm Desert, CA.
Zodiac Sign:Sagittarius
What your parents did/do for a living: My father is a doctor, and my mother is a watercolor artist!
Siblings:One older brother, Andy.
Special skills:I can beatbox, surprisingly!
Something you're REALLY bad at:Self control when it comes to late-night, post-show snacking.
First Broadway show you ever saw: Hairspray with my girl scout troop on our trip to NYC!
If you could go back in time and catch any show, what would it be? Opening night of Sunday in the Park With George
Current or recent show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: It was The Bridges of Madison County. Sadly, it closed too soon. I also adore Matilda.
Favorite showtune(s) of all time: “Rose's Turn” from Gypsy. “Lily's Eyes” from The Secret Garden. “It All Fades Away” from The Bridges of Madison County.
Some favorite modern musicals: Next to Normal, Sweeney Todd, The Secret Garden
Some favorite classic musicals: Anything Goes, South Pacific
Broadway or screen stars of the past you would have most loved to perform with: Doris Day, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly
Your personal performance idols, living or dead: Judy Garland, Beyonce and Celine Dion
The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: My first live concert was Linda Eder at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, CA, when I was around 13 years old. She sang "Vienna" for her final encore and I stopped breathing.
MAC or PC? MAC
Most played song on your iPod: Currently, it's a song called "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit. My dressing roommate Cristy Candler and I have a dance party to it every night before the show. It's such an upbeat feel-good song.
Most-visited websites: Playbill.com!
Last book you read: "The Gift of Fear" by Gavin de Becker
Must-see TV show(s): “Homeland” and “Scandal”
Last good movie you saw: "Her"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Beyonce. And Audra McDonald.
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Reality Television. It's a serious problem.
Three favorite cities: Santa Barbara, Madrid and NYC
First CD/Tape/LP you owned: No Doubt's "Tragic Kingdom"
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager: It was definitely Annie. Although, my first role ever was “Milkmaid #2” in Oliver!, and I sang the crap out of my one solo, "Any miiilllkkk today, mistress?"
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