She may play one of the greatest Diva's of all time on stage, but off stage Celeste is far from it. A busy mother of two she balances acting, recruiting and schooling and still manages to simply wow us with her performance as Maria Callas in MASTER CLASS. Get to know a little more about Celeste as she answers MST's Q&A...
Full given name: Celeste Cheramie Roberts
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Audition Monologue/Song: What? Argh…The claw from Search and Destroy and “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady. And don’t even ask when is the last time I did those!
Special skills: What? Acting? Maybe? Ok, I can sing and dance but nobody every really asks me to. Oh and I’m a decent recruiter. You know, the “day job”.
First Houston show ever saw: The Heidi Chronicles at MST. Made me want to act again and especially on the MST stage.
Current show you have been recommending to friends: Master Class :>
Favorite show tune: Oklahoma, “Oh What a Beautiful Morning”
MAC or PC? PC, MAC is way too expensive
Most played song on your iPod: Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata
Last book you read: Kate Chopin, The Awakening (for like the fourth time! Depressing but oh so worth it)
Must-see TV show: Anything on The History Channel
Last good movie you saw: The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock and I loved it!!
Favorite board game: Pictionary
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Meryl Streep
Pop culture guilty pleasure: Taylor Swift
First stage kiss: Ugh! Not even worth mentioning.
Favorite post-show meal: Wine with everything!
Worst onstage mishap: Opening my mouth to say my line and no sound comes out, during An Ideal Husband on stage with Erica Garrison. I left the stage to get water and she thought I’d simply left!
Worst costume ever: Must we do this? Ok, probably the 80’s red satin prom dress/supposed to be early 1900 period costume with a scarf draped round the top just in case anyone was paying close attention in Experiment with an Air Pump. Hope the costumer isn’t reading this? And it wasn’t Becky so I know I’m kinda safe here.
Favorite cereal: Granola
Who would play you in the movie? Maria Callas
Worst job you ever had: Washing police cars at the Mississippi River Bridge Authority. Ugh!
TV or commercial gig you most enjoyed: Murphy’s Deli commercial where I got to copy the famous When Harry Met Sally line: “I’ll have what she’s having”. Though not nearly as good as the movie’s bit.
MASTER CLASS is playing a limited engagement at our Chelsea Market location, now through January 24th. You will not want to miss one of Houston's favorite actresses in a performance of a lifetime!
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