Jessica Pariseau

March 31, 2014

(courtesy Jessica Pariseau)

Jessica Pariseau is no stranger to the sultry, shadowy world of Cabaret. This triple threat got her first taste of the Kit Kat Klub during the national Broadway tour of the show in 1999. Since then, she’s performed in The Producers on Broadway, in the national tour of Chicago, as a Radio City Rockette and in several movies and TV shows. Now, she’s back on the Great White Way with the Kit Kat dancers. See Jessica in Cabaret, opening April 24 at Studio 54 in NYC, and read on for The Dirt. —RZ

If you could work with any performer, past or present, who would you choose?
Audrey Hepburn

What’s your must-see TV show?
I have a three-year-old son, so “The Wonder Pets” is a must-see show at our house.

What’s your favorite movie?
I just saw the movie Her which was beautifully acted and really thought-provoking.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
Baking! Specifically my “scientific” search for the best chocolate chip cookie.

What’s your favorite food?
Fennel—I love its smell and flavor.

If you weren’t a performer, what would you be?
A CIA operative who travels the world

Who would play you in a movie?
I know I’m living in a fantasy world here, but…Angelina Jolie.

What would you name a musical about your life?