1. You are currently writing a musical for Kristin Chenoweth. What was the first Broadway musical you ever saw?
SBH: The first Broadway musical I ever saw was “Fiddler On The Roof” in sixth-grade. The first musical I ever saw was Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates Of Penzance.”
2. If you and Kristin had a thumb-wrestling match, who would win?
SBH: I think I would win because I practiced thumb wrestling a lot as a kid. She was probably practicing singing and dancing.
3. Kristin has appeared on the TV show “Glee.” If the kids in “Glee” were to do a Sophie B. Hawkins song, what should it be?
SBH: I wish the kids on “Glee” would sing “Heart And Soul Of A Woman” from my upcoming album “Dream Street & Chance.”
4. You collaborated with Mary Steenburgen on the song “Gone Baby” from your upcoming album. What is your favorite Mary Steenburgen movie?
SBH: “The Butcher’s Wife.”
5. What does the “B”in Sophie B. Hawkins stand for?
SBH: The “B” stands for Ballantine.
6. You are mother to young son Dashiell. What would be on the menu for the greatest Mother’s Day breakfast ever?
SBH: Strong coffee on the beach in Kauai.
7. You wanted to be a weather person when you were a child. What’s your favorite season and your favorite climate?
SBH: My favorite season is autumn, and I love all climates. I love cold, snowy winters and hot, humid summers. I’m an adaptive person, and because I grew up on the East Coast, I romanticize that climate most. But the truth is, I love to be where I am, and I fall in love with a lot of places.
8. After your show at Potawatomi, are you most likely to be found playing the slots or at the blackjack table?
SBH: I don’t gamble, with money. All I want after the show is a glass of red wine and some good conversation with Milwaukeeans. There is so much to discuss. If there’s no good red wine, I love hot cocoa.
9. There has long been speculation about the object of Carly Simon’s song “You’re So Vain.” To whom were you singing in your hit 1992 hit “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”?
SBH: Before I answer that question, I haven’t heard there was any speculation about the object of my desire in “Damn.”
10. 1992 was almost 20 years ago. Sophie, where does the time go?
SBH: I know, it feels like yesterday, but you know what? I feel I’m in the perfect place right now, just like then, and the road makes sense.