Meet The Bonny Kate! Christianne Tisdale

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'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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