Broadway stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, so Broadway.com decided it was high time to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. Stage fave Cheyenne Jackson is currently rocking a loincloth as porn star Mandrew in The Performers, and offstage, Jackson relaxes with great TV shows, Patti Smith's awesome autobiography and thoughts of a vacation in Costa Rica. Read on for Jackson's obsessions.
TV SHOW: Revenge & More
“Revenge (you had me at Madeleine Stowe); Homeland (Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin...nuff said); The Walking Dead (zombies and love triangles; I'm in); and Face/Off (makeup, mayhem and mishegas).”
MOVIE: Stand By Me
“Stand By Me was the first R-rated movie I ever saw, and I am the same age as all the boys. Melancholy, brilliantly acted and beautiful—and, of course, the ultimate barf-o-rama.”
SONG OR SINGER: k.d. lang & More
“k.d. lang (perfection); Sia (songs that she and I have written together that y'all haven't heard yet); George Michael and Freddie Mercury (all-time favorite male vocalists).”
STAGE SHOW (OTHER THAN MY OWN): Hand to God
“This play [by Robert Askins] was produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre and is hopefully coming to Broadway. It's funny, shocking and riveting."
BOOK: Giovanni's Room
“I loved Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. A close second: Just Kids by Patti Smith."
ATHLETE: Serena and Venus Williams
"I do enjoy a good Williams sister tennis match."
"As Tina Fey says, 'My favorite apps are the ones that come before the entree.'"
FASHION DESIGNER: Menswear stars
“Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein, Michael Bastian and Roberto Cavalli for making me some of the best tuxes I've ever worn."
BEAUTY PRODUCT: Drugstore staples
“Crest White Strips, Renu contact lens solution and a tube of ChapStick."
“None of my obsessions are random!"