Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Spotlight On...Marti Gould Cummings

Name: Marti Gould Cummings

Hometown: Kennedyville, MD

Education: AMDA

Select Credits: Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips (Dir. Tony Winner Cady Huffman), Twist (Drama Desk Nominated Production), The Future Mrs Harry Windsor

Why theater?: Theatre is a release, an expression, an opportunity to entertain and educate.

Tell us about Have Yourself a Very MARTI Christmas: I am a comedic drag artist who lives to make people laugh.

What inspired you to create Have Yourself a Very MARTI Christmas?: Being born.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: All theatre has its place and it really depends on my mood and what the atmosphere is.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: The emcee in Cabaret.

What’s your favorite showtune?: "African Homeland" from The Color Purple

What’s your favorite song to sing in the shower?: "Let the Sunshine In" from HAIR

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Liza Minnelli

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: I would play me and it would be called "Hello Dear, Its Me."

What show have you recommended to your friends?: The Color Purple is the greatest show on Broadway everyone should see it.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Eating Sun Chips in bed at 3am.

What’s up next?: My 3rd concert at 54 Below on December 23rd Have Yourself a Very MARTI Christmas