Sweeney Todd questions

Gmerchant123
Featured Actor
joined:9/9/12
Sweeney Todd questions
Posted: 2/27/13 at 01:20am
Hello!
First question!
1.during the 1979 tony performance who is playing Sweeney? He dressed like a hobo and usually sweeney wearing suspenders and a with shirt and black pants, why is George Hearn or Len cariou not doing this?
2. What happen to Len cariou? He was never filmed on the recorded stage film of Sweeney? Did a fallout happen with him and the creative team? And I've never seen bootlegs of Len just George Hearn.
BrodyFosse123
Broadway Legend
joined:2/27/06
Sweeney Todd questions
Posted: 2/27/13 at 01:29am
1. Most likely Len did not wish to spend the time putting on the Sweeney make-up just to sit there onstage so they used a cast member as a fill-in for the Tony Awards performance since the character of Sweeney doesn't sing in it.

2. The filmed video of the show was of the US Nat'l Tour in Los Angeles which George Hearn and Angela Lansbury both headlined and yes... there IS indeed a bootleg of Len Cariou in SWEENEY TODD shot at the Uris Theatre. Its not hard to find and the quality is quite good for a 1979 camcorder bootleg.
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Gmerchant123
Featured Actor
joined:9/9/12
Sweeney Todd questions
Posted: 2/27/13 at 01:32am
Thanks for clearing that up!
ChairinMain
Featured Actor
joined:4/2/07
Sweeney Todd questions
Posted: 2/27/13 at 05:12am
I THINK the guy filling in for Sweeney on the Tonys is Walter Charles, who was the Sweeney Understudy.
Leadingplayer
Broadway Star
joined:5/12/03
Sweeney Todd questions
Posted: 2/28/13 at 01:35am
Not sure who it is but it isn't Walter Charles. I have a tape of that ceremony....Cariou sang "I'll Take Manhattan" in some tribute type thing on the show.

Updated On: 2/28/13 at 01:35 AM
D2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/06
Sweeney Todd questions
Posted: 2/28/13 at 02:43am
It's Frank Kopyc.
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