Carol Woods is famous not only for her acclaimed theatrical background, but for stealing a scene in Across the Universe when she sings a Gospel-inspired "Let it Be." Woods is currently playing Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago, but on October 15 she will be at 54 Below performing in the new solo show From Blues to Broadway. Below, Woods admits how she gets down between the sheets and how Liza Minnelli is always on her mind.
What record/album was your favorite growing up?
Who Had A Heart album by Dionne Warwick.
What concert most influenced you as a performer?
Liza Minnelli performing in Las Vegas in 1990.
What is your go-to audition song?
"Hey There" from The Pajama Game.
What song are you most excited to perform in your show?
A Gershwin medley.
What musical theater track is the most played on your iPod?
I don’t know; I left my iPod at my Florida condo.
If you can invite any performer onstage for a duet at 54 Below, who would it be?
What musical theater performer from the past do you wish you can collaborate with?
What album was the soundtrack to your 20s?
Earth, Wind & Fire.
What’s your favorite love song?
"Someone to Watch Over Me"
What song makes you feel sexy?
"Between the Sheets" by the Isley Brothers
What is your favorite workout track?
"Take Me Out To The Ball Game."
What’s the best hidden gem in on your iPod?
A song I wrote for my mother called “Mama.”
Check out Carol Woods in From Blues to Broadway at 54 Below on October 15.