Edward Hibbert starred as 'The Witch of Capri' in the Roundabout's Off-Broadway porduction of Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, which played at the Laura Pels Theatre from 7 Jan - 10 Apr 2011.
Place of birth?
You now live in?
New York and London.
Did you go to training school, if so which one?
London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
As an actor, do you have a preference for stage, tv or film?
Nothing beats performing to a live audience but tv and film fascinate me, especially the pay checks!
Your first stage performance was?
Professionally, Simon Bliss in HAY FEVER in England.
Career highlight to date?
Paul Rudnick's JEFFREY and the eleven glorious seasons on FRASIER.
What roles would you most like to play?
It's been a while since I worked on a new play..so something thrilling and contemporary.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Choose your friends wisely. Keep good company.
What has been your most embarrassing moment on stage?
Leopard skin thong in a modern dress Troilus and Cressida.
What is the most annoying part about your job?
Trying to figure out when to eat.
Briefly tell us how you become involved with Milk Train?
I've known and admired, director Michael Wilson for fifteen years. We finally got to work together.
Briefly tell us about the character you play in Milk Train?
A stiletto tongued decadent who lives on a diet of brandy and martinis.
If you had not become a performer, what might you have done instead?
Who are your favorite actors/actresses?
Sean Penn and Maggie Smith.
If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would you say to them?
Oscar Wilde. "You have inspired me for over 30 years."
Favorite after-show haunts?
Depends on the mood I'm in.
What was the last Broadway show you saw?
La Cage aux Folles.
What was the last book you read, and name some of your favorite authors?
I just finished the manuscript of an amazing biography on Pauline Kael, written by my client, Brian Kellow, which will be published later this year. As a literary agent, my second career, my favourite authors are those I represent...they include Chuck Palahniuk, Christopher Bram and Ed Sikov.
What was the last film you saw, and name some of your favorite movies?
The Black Swan. Favourites include All About Eve, Brief Encounter, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Favorite TV programs?
Downton Abbey, Frasier, Modern Family.
Favorite holiday destinations?
Greek Islands and Tuscany.
Do you have any hobbies?
Reading, Music and My Friends.
Do you have any superstitions?
Never quoting "Macbeth" in a theatre.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?
The Complete Works of Noel Coward, Good Champagne and Lip Gloss.
What are your future plans?
Adaptation of the Noel Coward letters with the sublime Christine Ebersole and working on my one man show.