92Y’s latest Lyrics & Lyricists™ show, “Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee,” opens on Feb 23 and we have some fun questions for the performers.
Today’s Q&A features L&L newcomer Gabrielle Stravelli.
What is your favorite “guilty pleasure” song beyond the American Songbook—rock, country, hiphop, etc? I know all the words to Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It.” Something tells me that counts.
What was your first professional gig? I understudied the role of Fanny Brice in a summer stock production of Funny Girl at the Gateway Playhouse in Long Island.
What’s your favorite song from the American Songbook? “This Time The Dream’s On Me” or any other Harold Arlen song.
What other artists would you like to perform with whom you haven’t yet? The list is quite long, but if anyone knows how I can not just perform with, but become Chaka Khan, please let me know.
What’s your favorite restaurant? I’ve always loved Bread (20 Spring St) in SoHo. I also think the breakfast at El Malecón (4141 Broadway) in Washington Heights is a best kept secret!
Who’s your favorite Beatle, and why? John Lennon. Because who’s cooler than John Lennon?
Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee, opens Feb 23.
Here’s the first Q&A in this series, with Barbara Fasano.