All Charlotte d'Amboise Ever Needed Was the Music and the Mirror — and the Advil

Charlotte D'Amboise
Photo: Patrick McMullan


Name: Charlotte d'Amboise

Age: 42

Job: Broadway dancer–actress–singer, currently Cassie in A Chorus Line

Neighborhood: Harlem

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Jacques and Carolyne d'Amboise.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
Vinnie's Pizza.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Dance and take a lot of Advil.

Where do you get your coffee?
I make it at home.

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
The Color Purple.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Yes.

What's your drink?
Red wine.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Five days a week.

What's your favorite medication?
Advil (see above).

What's hanging above your sofa?
Windows.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
$50.

When's bedtime?
1 a.m.

Brunch: Pro or con?
Pro.

What's your thread count?
200.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Crowds.

What's your brand of jeans?
Diesel.

When was the last time you drove a car?
Two or three years ago.

Who should be the next president?
A George Clooney–Oprah Winfrey ticket.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Times.

Yankees or Mets?
Mets.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Living in reality.