Broadway Star Steven Pasquale Longs for the Day When One Can Actually Walk Around in Times Square

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Name: Steven Pasquale
Age: 31
Occupation: Actor and singer, currently on Broadway in Reasons to Be Pretty. His fifth season on the FX TV drama Rescue Me starts April 7 and his new CD Somethin’ Like Love will have a prerelease on iTunes starting March 31.
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Laura Benanti. Brains AND beauty? Come on ...

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
Wow ... tough one. The beef tenderloin at Perry St.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
How 'bout one word? ... Pretend.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Isn't that a month's rent for a studio apartment these days?

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
West Side Story.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Rarely. Charities mostly.

What's your drink?
Vodka soda. Gotta stay trim ...

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Never.

What's your favorite medication?
Vodka soda.

What's hanging above your sofa?
Pelts from large cats I've poached. Wedding photos, actually.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Whatever John Edwards spends.

When's bedtime?
One o'clock-ish?

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
The future Times Square. Where we can actually walk around.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
I DON'T think of Donald Trump.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
People who piss on the street.

Who is your mortal enemy?
I have none.

When's the last time you drove a car?
The day before yesterday.

How has the economic downturn affected your life?
A lot. I have friends and family heavily affected. For me personally? Thank God Rescue Me is a hit.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
The New York Times, of course.

Where do you go to be alone?
The toilet.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
An absolute inability to imagine living anywhere else.