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Who should play Buddy in Elf?

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mybigsplash
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 03:06pm
They haven't named that Sebastian is returning this year. Who else would you like to see in the role?
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shrekster224
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joined:1/27/10
Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 03:17pm
Noah Weisberg
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broadway_show_fan
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joined:12/12/05
Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 03:22pm
that was my suggestion on a different board! :) I definitely think Noah would be great.
NakedMaid
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joined:12/17/07
Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 03:27pm
I do wish Noah would come back and do this but he's happy out in LA and said he won't be coming back...
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broadway_show_fan
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 03:38pm
that's too bad. Michael Longoria would potentially be good in look but not sure if he could do the comedy. He's probably busy doing some "Jersey Boys" or Frankie Valli-related thing.
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somethingwicked
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 03:51pm
Michael Longoria is significantly short, which is completely inappropriate for a character whose height in comparison to his fellow elves is a huge joke throughout the show.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
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CurtainPullDowner
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 06:41pm
Mr. Andy Karl?
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darquegk
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 06:53pm
I would love to see someone more in the physical mold of a Will Ferrell body type than we had last year. Sebastian's performance, much like his physical appearance, was rather elfin- a little bit fey, perhaps, with his slim, boyish looks and Broadway style physique.

Granted, "Elf" the musical is not "Elf" the movie, but to me, one of the inherent charms of the film is that Will Ferrell is so obviously NOT elfin in any way, performance wise or physically. He is a grown man (perhaps even an OVERGROWN man), slightly chubby and hirsute, with the personality of a Christmas elf meets six year old child.

Someone like Dan Fogler or Josh Gad (when he's a little older) would be ideal for me as Buddy the Elf- the sort of guy who doesn't look physically like he's about to sing, dance and flutter about, but does nonetheless.
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somethingwicked
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 07:41pm
CurtainPullDowner, Andy Karl is in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
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Quiche2
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 08:52pm
Umm, he's not an elf. Duh. You're title should be "Who should play Buddy the Immature Homosexual Human?".
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darquegk
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 09:35pm
To be fair, Quiche2, despite your snark, the character's given name is "Buddy the Elf." The fact that he isn't an elf, and is quite camp (MUCH more so than in the film, though ostensibly still straight) doesn't change the fact that he was raised under, and maintains the name, Buddy the Elf, all the way to the curtain call song.
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willep
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 09:52pm
The title doesn't say Buddy the Elf...it says Buddy IN Elf...
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Kelly2
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joined:1/5/07
Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 10:22pm
I believe Andy was unable to commit due to his conflict with 'Drood'.

Sad, because he certainly would be good. What about someone like Andrew Kober?


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Updated On: 9/24/12 at 10:22 PM
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shrekster224
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 10:57pm
Andy Karl was my second suggestion! What about Nic Rouleau? He would never leave Mormon to do it, though.
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CurtainPullDowner
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 11:30pm
The question was who "should", not who "could".
If someone suggested Longoria (who actually is an elf)
I think it's OK to mention Karl.

Is Sebastian doing anything else?
Is he still in JBOYS?
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somethingwicked
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/24/12 at 11:59pm
Sebastian Arcelus is unavailable because of a TV series.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
JordanHaliday
Understudy
joined:8/23/12
Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/25/12 at 12:09am
I have to Harvey Firestien
grandpianoalex
Stand-by
joined:2/15/10
Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/25/12 at 01:05am
Kyle Dean Massey, please.
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Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/25/12 at 01:22am
Adam Pascal IS Buddy da Elf.
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broadway_show_fan
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/25/12 at 01:24am
yeah, I guess I completely missed that one about Longoria. I think Gavin Creel would have been a nice choice (he has the cute look, clear voice, moves well, and clearly has no inhibitions on stage) but he's on tour with BOOK OF MORMON. Matthew Morrison would be good stunt casting but I don't particularly think he's a good actor, especially for the comedy necessary for the role.
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AJChavez
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joined:7/10/12
Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/25/12 at 07:17pm
Drake Bell
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/25/12 at 07:17pm


Updated On: 9/25/12 at 07:17 PM
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Kelly2
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Who should play Buddy in Elf?
Posted: 9/25/12 at 07:45pm
"The question was who "should", not who "could".
If someone suggested Longoria (who actually is an elf)
I think it's OK to mention Karl."

Absolutely. :) I fully endorse all mentions of Andy Karl, he'd be wonderful. I can't wait to see who ends up with the part!
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell