Three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose) will take fans on a journey through her life and loves (onstage and off) in the new 54 Below show Special Material. Hoty will perform a bunch of theater and pop tunes during her funny and moving solo show on October 8 and October 22. But before she takes the stage, Hoty spills about how The Beatles made her fail science and Meatloaf gets her moving.
What record/album was your favorite growing up?
Tapestry by Carol King
What concert most influenced you as a performer?
I saw The Beatles in Cleveland (my hometown) in 1960-something with my sister. I missed a science project homework assignment, got an F on it, and I didn't care!
What is your go-to audition song?
“World Weary” by Noel Coward
What song are you most excited to perform in your show?
A mash-up of Sondheim's “Leave You”...and another secret song!
What musical theater performer from the past do you wish you can collaborate with?
I'd collaborate (meaning sit at the feet of) Beatrice Lillie or maybe Gertrude Lawrence.
What album was the soundtrack to your 20s?
Aja by Steely Dan
What’s your favorite love song?
“All The Things You Are” by Jerome Kern
What is your favorite workout track?
Anything by Meatloaf!
Favorite break-up song?
“Since You Stayed Here”
What song most makes you smile?
Anything by Randy Newman.
Check Out Dee Hoty’s Special Material at 54 Below on October 8 and 22.