Pre-show ritual: At 15 minutes to curtain, I go over and over all my lines from the first scene until I make myself totally crazy and then think I can't remember anything.
Current book I'm reading:Reading Jackie about Jackie Kennedy's years as a book editor.
Highlight of the year: Opening night of The Divine Sister at the Soho Playhouse last September.
Perfect Day: Showing a classic film I love to an interested young person who's never seen it.
Theater urban legend: Supposedly the famous British actress, Gladys Cooper, had a sister who wanted to go on the stage. Unfortunately, at her debut, she thought the audience was hissing and decided never to act again. She didn't realize that they were merely whispering "That's Gladys Cooper's sister."
Alter ego: The actress!
Favorite place: Abingdon Square
Hidden talent: Portrait artist
Last show you loved: Seeing Elaine Stritch and Bernadette Peters in A Little Night Music.
Guilty pleasure: Julie Halston
Something you don't want us to know: My plays are filled with very personal information about me, but fortunately, no one ever bothers to look for it.