Meet The Bonny Kate! Christianne Tisdale

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Posted by: Pia Haas on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 3:00:00 pm
 
 Christianne Tisdale Plays Kate/Lilli in Kiss Me Kate.. Read  on to discover some interesting tid bits about this fiesty actor!
 
 
I grew up in Glen Head, Long Island and Madison, Ct.  the party line is  "My family loved me so that I burst into song...and tortured me until I was loud enough to be heard."
 
I study acting with Sande Shurin (LOVE HER!!)  but my first was Nikos Psacharapolous at Yale, who founded Williamstown Theatre Festival and Circle in the Square.  He kept saying I was funny and I didn't get it since I'm awful at telling jokes and such, but his response in his glorious accent?  "Your existence...it's funny."  Sande Shurin keeps me honest, transformational and out there.
 
How did I prepare?  I learned my lines.  And my blocking.  And my songs. Always a good place to start.  What the hell...I'm an aging actress who has done Shakespeare...who needs to act?
 
I have a rescue dog, Baxter, and we can lose ourselves for hours in the park.  I'm also a volunteer dog walker for The Humane Society.  I'm into yoga and tap dancing.  I'm  a published writer, and I have a blog that goes through popularity phases, a CD in 14 different languages  that I produced and did many arrangements for, along with two books in the works and a grant-winning play that's about to workshop.  I bake a mean chocolate chip cookie pie and am currently decorating the beautiful apartment I recently bought

My  IPod?  From Bach to Buddhism to Bossa Nova.
 
Little known fact-my first semi professional opera was THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and Frederic was played by Terrence Hyde who works for the theater.  He has a GLORIOUS tenor voice.

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