Christine Ebersole Lives in the Suburbs (But Presumably Not in a Decrepit Mansion)

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Name: Christine Ebersole
Age: 53
Job: Entertainer; Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens, opening on Broadway tomorrow
Neighborhood: I live at the Walter Kerr Theatre!

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Jerry Gutierrez.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
La Masseria.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I'm in my pajamas all day so I can entertain at night.

Where do you get your coffee?
I gave it up.

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Yes.

What's your drink?
Club soda with cranberry and lime.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Any chance I get!

What's your favorite medication?
Chamomile tea.

What's hanging above your sofa?
A poster for the original Grey Gardens documentary.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
The amount I spend.

When's bedtime?
Hopefully before 1:30 a.m.

Brunch: pro or con?
Pro.

What's your thread count?
600

What do you hate most about living in New York?
The fact that I don't actually live there.

What's your brand of jeans?
I don't wear jeans.

When was the last time you drove a car?
Today.

Who should be the next president?
Me!

Times, Post, or Daily News?
The Nation

Yankees or Mets?
White Sox.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Recognition that it is the greatest city in the world.