Change my name? Why? I'm a born American. I like my name.
I do a vocal warm-up on stage. I like an empty theater. Alone on stage, before anyone's there, I take a few quiet moments to erase the regular world and get into one. I figure out what my first moment is about. I can't prepare for the whole play; that sort of charts itself out. If you start in the right place, nine times out of ten you'll end in the right place. It's just clearing the space for that moment to happen.