re: Who have you gotten stuff back from?

Yankeefan007
Broadway Legend
joined:3/20/04
I sent letters out yesterday to Megan Hilty, Erin Dilly, Victoria Clark, and Brad Garrett....didn't send an SASE with them, since the last time i did that i didnt get anything back. anyone think ill get something back without one?
wonderfulwizard11
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/05
Does ANYONE know the zip code for the Public. I'm trying to send mail there and I can't find a zip code.
I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment, when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along.
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
I sent to the following people:
-Victoria Clark, The Light in the Piazza

-Celia Keenan-Bolger, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

-Sara Ramirez, Spamalot

-Norbert Leo Butz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

-Sherie Rene Scott, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

-Christina Applegate, Sweet Charity

-Erin Dilly, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

-Frances Sternhagen, Steel Magnolias

-Marissa Jaret Winokur, Hairspray

-John Lithgow, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

-Megan Hilty, Wicked

-Shoshana Bean, Wicked

-Greg Jbara, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

-Sara Gettelfinger, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

-Joanna Gleason, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

-Harvey Fierstein, Fiddler on the Roof


I got something back from everyone but:
-Jbara
-Applegate
&
-Lithgow
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Updated On: 10/31/05 at 05:54 PM
colleen_lee
Broadway Legend
joined:8/16/05
Just curious, but when you all write letters what exactly do you say?!?!

I've never written anyone just because I never would know what to say that isn't totally cliche or that they haven't read a million times before.
"You just can't win. Ever. Look at the bright side, at least you are not stuck in First Wives Club: The Musical. That would really suck. " --Sueleen Gay
Yankeefan007
Broadway Legend
joined:3/20/04
Dear blank,

You're fantastic!
You're terrific!
I loved you in blank!
You're so much better than blank!

Please send me something because I inflated your sense of self
even more than it already was.

Just kidding about that last part....that's only for the people who don't respond.
TheActr97J
Broadway Legend
joined:2/9/05
When I was younger I used to do this with baseball players! haha

... but anyways, for people who have received Playbills back, did you send the Playbill or ask for them to send one?

I'd really love to get signed Playbills back.... a Joanna Gleason one would certainly make me a very happy boy!
"I seem to have wandered into the BRAIN load-out thread... "
-best12bars

"Sorry I am a Theatre major not a English Major"
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Broadway_Bound_Star
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
I have sent out alot...
Shoshana, Joanna, JLT, Sutton, Patti, and Megan Hilty and only responded. But yeah, it was fun writing them.
DancerGirl16
Broadway Star
joined:8/18/04
I didn't get an "autograph" but I got an e-mail back from Jason Robert Brown ---- when he responded, he became my hero. lol!
When someone blunders, we say that he makes a misstep. Is it then not clear that all the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill our history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing. - Moliere
bwayondabrain
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/05
well, i dont really write people, i just draw the ELABORATE cartoons...
my sis just got a pic from sara ramirez in the mail today, too :)
so, christina DOESNT respond *sigh*...
lamentingenvelope
Broadway Legend
joined:4/9/05
Ha. I just like writing people. I feel awkward asking for stuff back from them. It's like "Oh I think you're so cool, could you send me this and this and this?" Like... I know most of them are probably flattered by it, but I still don't ask or include a SASE because I don't want them to feel obligated to reply.

Most of the letters I write are along the vein of 'Thank you so much for a truly wonderful night at the theatre' and I really do feel like they've given me enough at that point!

I try to keep it short and sweet with minimul gushing (however my gush radars shut down sometimes with *ahem* certain Broadway actors and the next thing I know I have three pages...), and I always handwright it on good stationary in pen. (But I have very neat handwriting, so it's not a problem for me. If your handwriting's messy you should consider typing it.)
HighlyUnrealistic
Stand-by
joined:11/1/05
-Signed headshot from Megan Hilty
-Signed headshot from Sutton Foster
-Signed Wicked picture from Jennifer Laura Thompson
-Signed Bee picture from Celia Keenan-Bolger
"You know who I think is sexy? Robbie Hart." "You think the 'Time to Make the Donuts' guy is sexy."
defying_gravity2
Broadway Star
joined:9/4/05
Did you ask for the headshots, or did they just send them in response to a letter?
Pillowpants. 'Nuff said.
HighlyUnrealistic
Stand-by
joined:11/1/05
I've just asked at the very end, like, "Oh would it be possible to get a picture? Thanks" That kind of deal. But usually they assume that the main reason you are writing them is for a picture or something of the sort.
"You know who I think is sexy? Robbie Hart." "You think the 'Time to Make the Donuts' guy is sexy."
WickedBoy1011
Chorus Member
joined:10/2/04
OK, I'll break it down by show...

WICKED (Broadway and Chicago Casts):
Shoshana (Two Signed Pictures (from 2 seperate letters I sent her with SASE), one as Elphaba not personalized, the second one of just Shoshana being herself only with a witch hat on personalized)
Megan Hilty (Personalized Picture and Note)
Rue McClanahan (Picture)
Ben Vereen (Picture)
Jeffrey Kuhn (Personalized Picture)
David Ayers (Personalized Picture)
Carole Shelley (Personalized Picture and Letter)
George Hearn (Personalized Picture)
Michelle Federer (Personalized Picture)
Jennifer Laura Thompson (Personalized Picture)
Ana Gasteyer (Personalized Picture)
Kristoffer Cusick (Personalized Picture)

SPAMALOT:
Tim Curry (Signed Picture)
Sara Ramirez (Personalized Picture)
David Hyde Pierce (Personalized Picture)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS:
Joanna Gleason (Personalized Picture)
Norbert Leo Butz (Personalized Picture)
John Lithgow (Signed Picture)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES:
Gary Beach (Signed Picture and Personalized Playbill)
Gavin Creel (Signed Playbill and Note)

ALL SHOOK UP:
Cheyenne Jackson (Personalized Picture)

HAIRSPRAY!:
Marissa Jaret Winokur (Personalized Picture)

SWEET CHARITY:
Denis O'Hare (Personalized Picture)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS:
Delta Burke (Signed Playbill)

LITTLE WOMEN:
Sutton Foster (Signed Playbill, I think it was signed by both Sutton and Maureen McGovern)
Maureen McGovern (Personalized Picture)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF:
Harvey Fierstein (Personalized Picture)
Rosie O'Donnell

OTHER CELEBRITIES:
Carrie Underwood (American Idol Winner 2005)- 2 8X10's, 1 CD Booklet
Ryan Cabrera (got signed picture in the mail, but also met him at SunFest in West Palm Beach, FL)
Shirley Maclaine
Martina McBride
Erika Jo (Nashville Star Winner 2005)
Donald Trump
Martha Stewart
Kelly Clarkson (got Meet and Greet through fan club... the nicest, most down to earth, coolest person EVER)
Lisa Marie Presley (got Meet and Greet through Fan Message Board, second coolest person EVER)
Destiny's Child (got Meet and Greet in ticket package deal, very sweet ladies)
Elaine Stritch (met her after she performed AT LIBERTY in Jupiter, FL in November 2004. Sent flowers to her hotel, got to meet her, she signed my Playbill, and 3 CD covers. VERY NICE!!!)

AMAZING STAGE DOOR EXPERIENCES:
WICKED: met Kristin after an evening show (Idina was out), she was the nicest person, and signed for everyone and was just unbelieveably kind.

SWEET CHARITY: Christina Applegate is A) amazing as Charity and B) another incredibly kind, genuine, unaffected celebrity. She was SO gracious at the stage door (and there were A LOT of people waiting for her). She was just really nice to every single person there and signed as many things that people asked her to sign. A class act is what Ms. Applegate is.

I'm still waiting for the Idina to write back, and sort of losing hope about it, but maybe I'll be surprised.
Updated On: 12/18/05 at 05:57 PM
nicole neumann2
Stand-by
joined:5/26/05
i got some Autographes back from:

1.Raul Esparza (chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
2.the whole cast of Taboo (but not cary sheilds)
3.Hunter foster (little shop of horrors)
4.matthew morrison (hairspary)
5.harvey fierstein (hairspary)
6.Adam Pascal (Aida)
7.Kerry butler (hairspary)
8.Jeremy Kushnier & Drew lascy (Rent)
9. Bernadette peters (Gypsy)
10.Tim Curry (Spamalot)
11.on my play bill from Dirty Rotten Scounders (norbet leo butz,john lithgow & Gregory jbara

and i am still waitting for :
norbert leo butz (by himself)
cary sheilds
and others

defying_gravity2
Broadway Star
joined:9/4/05
I just got a personalized pic from Sho in the mail wishing me a Happy Birthday. That made my day.
Pillowpants. 'Nuff said.
defying_gravity2
Broadway Star
joined:9/4/05
Does anybody know where I can write to Eden?
Pillowpants. 'Nuff said.
MUNKY
Featured Actor
joined:8/11/05
Never sent anything in. I have 8 CD covers from the newly Rent soundtrack. How do I go about getting them signed? Where do I begin?
"Now I may not have much, but I have more determination than any man you're likely to meet." - Big Fish
"Misdirection. What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." - Swordfish
bwayondabrain
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/05
when you find out, tell me!!! :)

okay for me:
-signed jenn gambatese pic with letter
-signed headshot sutton foster
-signed DRS playbill by norbert, sherie, and john with post-it note
-signed cast playbill of spamalot (!!!!) (from sara ramirez and christian borle) with thank-you card from sara

thats all so far, but i just made a cartoon for chita riviera which i plan to send soon (does she answer fanmail)

and i just bought a christina applegate signed pic and S.C. playbill off of ebay because i didnt think chrisina would send stuff back!

:)
Rebekah
Understudy
joined:5/16/05
For pndmnd or anyone else interested. Michael Ball is now starring in "Woman in White" and he's very generous to sign things! If you're local, leave your item with his personal assistant or at the stage door and you can retrieve it after the show.(unless you're lucky enough to have him sign it right then) If you aren't local, here is the address of the theater and be sure to include a SASE! It's not often that Michael is on Broadway so take advantage!!!

The Marquis Theatre address is : 211 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10036

I have an autographed picture that was mailed to my home from "Patience" at the New York theater so I know it works very well!
StephanietheStar
Broadway Legend
joined:11/6/04
I think people should post the addresses...I know I could figure them out but it would be nice to have them in one spot don't you think? :)

What about people who aren't in shows anymore! like Sutton?
-Steph
and all that I could do because of you was talk of love...
bwayondabrain
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/05
um, theres the drowsy chaperone theater! you could possibly send stuff there...
or you could look in the phonebook for their nyc addresses...
kate2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/6/05
if you dont mind my asking, bwayondabrain, what is the address for Jenn Gambatese?


-I got a signed headshot of Cheyenne Jackson with a little note! it was cute
Sumofallthings
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/03
-Personal Sondheim Letters
-25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Playbill signed by cast
-Hairspray Touring Company Playbill signed by the cast
-Glengarry Glen Ross Playbill signed by the cast
-Fiddler on the Roof Playbill signed by the cast
-Ben Vereen Signed Photo
-Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Playbill signed by the cast
-Lennon Playbill signed by the cast

BSoBW2: I punched Sondheim in the face after I saw Wicked and said, "Why couldn't you write like that!?"
moonys_autumn
Stand-by
joined:5/10/04
I wrote to Alan Tudyk in early October. Have not heard back (yet, I still harbor some hope.) I hope he actually got the letter.
If only you could know the things I long to say... if only I could tell you what I'm dieing to convey...
Blue J
Featured Actor
joined:1/31/05
Kate2 - The address for Jenn is:

Bauman Redanty & Shaul
C/O Jenn Gambatese
250 W57th St, Suite 2223
New York, New York
10107