Idina, Kelli, Jessie, Sutton & Mary Share Dream Roles for EACH OTHER! From FUNNY GIRL to EVITA
The Tony race for Best Leading Actress in a Musical is a tight one this year, with five Broadway powerhouses earning well-deserved nods- Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara, Mary Bridget Davies, Idina Menzel, and Jessie Mueller. All of the leading ladies gave standout performances this season, but what roles would they like to see each other in the next time around? The New York Times asked all five which parts they'd like to see each other play, and you can check out the exchange below:
Foster: Oh I just got so excited. [Looks at Ms. O'Hara] Guenevere!
O'Hara: [To Ms. Foster] I think there should be another Carol Burnett variety show, and I want you to have that.
Menzel: There are only two musical revivals that I'm kind of right for, but maybe I'm too old for. "Funny Girl" and "Evita."
Menzel: I'm too big.
Foster: You're not!
Menzel: That's why I cheat and get involved years early with new shows so everything is written with me in mind.
O'Hara: [To Ms. Mueller] The Baker's Wife.
Mueller: I just want to work my way through that entire show. [To Ms. Menzel] You'd be an amazing Witch in "Into the Woods."
Menzel: I auditioned for the last revival, before "Wicked." I learned "Last Midnight." When I was done, James Lapine said, "Well, that was witchy." I left crying. I thought, I can't pull off Stephen Sondheim.
O'Hara: [To Ms. Davies] I'm sorry I didn't get to see your show, because I'm trying to think of parts. Do you like to sing other music than rock?
Davies: Oh yes. My favorite would be Reno Sweeney [in "Anything Goes"]. I love tap.
Foster: You'd be a great Reno.
Click here to read the full New York Times interview with the nominees.
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