At The Mike Stand with Nicole DeCario
There’s not a lot that can be said about Nicole DeCario that hasn’t been said before, well, at least by us, see, being in the newspaper business, we do enjoy the occasional morsel of backtalk, chitchat and, well, idle gossip (that’s gossip which doesn’t carry out its chores in case you were wondering). The award-winning singer tells us that she’s been harmonizing, vocalizing and, em, doing other things that are fancy words for singing, almost since before she could talk. Having appeared in several Off Broadway productions and performed at various venues around Manhattan, the University of Miami graduate is currently working on producing her debut CD, and preparing for a major show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre this coming January. While you’re waiting, check out some of Nicole’s performances for the ‘Tunes for Tatas’ breast cancer fundraiser, on YouTube. Despite all this going on however, the lovely Nicole was good enough to sit down for a few minutes and answer a couple of breathtakingly silly questions for us. Ms. DeCario, welcome to ‘At The Mike Stand’.
By Mike Fitzpatrick.
What would you like your own tribute act to be called?
I don’t know the name just yet, but I sure do hope it’s a Drag Queen!
When’s the last time you laughed out loud?
I do that every day!
What act would you like to have seen perform live?
What team(s) do you support?
Any team that’s winning!
What period in history would you most like to have visited?
I would like to have witnessed Jesus’ miracles. I’m a skeptic.
What song would you most like to have written?
“Happy Birthday”- it will be around forever!
Who or what, would make you leave a room?
What decade rules (and why)?
The 80’s…I was born!!
What do you sing at weddings?
I love singing “At Last”- it is perfect for the occasion and you really get to belt it out!
What movie role would you like to have played?
Not a movie role, but I totally should have been Meadow Soprano!
Have you ever been told you looked like somebody?
Not very often, but I’ve gotten Megan Mullaly (Karen from ‘Will & Grace) a few times.
What’s the first album you remember buying?
I remember buying (well I remember my Mom buying) Whitney Houston’s first album. I was 5 and I would sing “The Greatest Love of All” non-stop. I knew every word to every song on that cassette tape!!
Who’s your favorite Beatle?
Hmmmm… tough one…as individuals they’re all kind of weird!
What’s your favorite Christmas song?
Way too many to pick! Though, I do have a Christmas playlist that I listen to all year round and I think Mariah Carey has the best Christmas album EVER!
Who’s the most rock and roll person who ever lived?
What artist/song/genre do you secretly enjoy listening to?
I love listening to spa music- that ridiculous elevator-like music is so calming.
Who would you most like to meet/have met?
I would love to sit President Obama down for a chat.
What book can you read again and again?
“Oh the Places You’ll Go” (Dr. Seuss)
What’s the greatest album ever recorded?
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.
What artists would you most like to have played with in the band of your dreams?
Jimi Hendrix on guitar, Carter Beauford (Dave Matthew Band) on drums and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on bass.
What do few people know about you?
I was a spelling bee champion in 4th grade.
What TV character can you most identify with?
Currently…I don’t necessarily identify with her, but I so want to be Olivia Benson (Law & Order SVU)!
What movie can you watch over and over again?
Who’s your favorite cartoon character?
What’s the greatest place you’ve visited?
The Cliffs of Moher- stunning, serene, scary. Amazing place!
What’s mankind’s most wonderful invention?
What’s mankind’s most irritating invention?
Who’s the funniest person who ever lived?
That’s a pretty big title to have… I think Jon Stewart is pretty awesome and Rodney Dangerfield was hysterical!
Who’s your favorite namesake?
Honestly cannot think of one!
Who’s your favorite character from literature?
Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird).