Director, the Musical Theater Project; producer and host, Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical, a syndicated radio show
>> Something most people don’t know about me: I love to take long bike rides in the Metroparks.
>> Biggest turn-on: Bright eyes
>> Biggest turn-off: Someone who talks too much
>> My favorite ... bar: Nighttown, because it has such a great room for music right next to the bar. ... dessert: Pecan pie ... book: American Popular Song by Alec Wilder. It came out when I was in college, and it really helped me understand how deeply I love the music that I love. In a lot of ways, it really sent me on my career. To this day, I use that book all the time. ... vacation destination: It’s always a beach. — w. Whatever beach entices me at the moment.
>> Blondes or brunettes: I just love women with any hair color. I’m indiscriminate about hair color.
>> I own too many: I don’t think that’s true of me. I’ve got thousands of CDs and LPs, but I would not say I have “too many.”
>> In high school I was ... In all the plays. My favorite role was Cromwell in A Man for All Seasons. I was the villain.
>> My passion: Musical theater. I was first exposed to it when I was in kindergarten and my parents let me stay up late to watch Mary Martin in Peter Pan on TV. And I still remember that experience.
>> My best feature: I really care about the lives of my friends.
>> My first kiss: It was wild, because I was in kindergarten. It was my next-door neighbor, Nancy Clifford. It was pretty terrific.
>> If I could marry anyone: It would be someone who devotes her life to the arts.
>> My No. 1 dating rule: To be who I am